A multi-physics simulation combining large-eddy simulation, conjugate heat transfer and radiative heat transfer is used to predict the wall temperature field of a confined premixed swirling flame operating under atmospheric pressure. The combustion model accounts for the effect of enthalpy defect on the flame structure whose stabilization is here sensitive to the wall heat losses. The conjugate heat transfer is accounted for by solving the heat conduction within the combustor walls and with the Hybrid-Cell Neumann-Dirichlet coupling method, enabling to dynamically adapt the coupling period. The exact radiative heat transfer equation is solved with an advanced Monte Carlo method with a local control of the statistical error. The coupled simulation is carried out with or without accounting for radiation. Excellent results for the wall temperature are achieved by the fully coupled simulation which are then further analyzed in terms of radiative effects, global energy budget and fluctuations of wall heat flux and temperature.
High-Fidelity Multiphysics Simulation of a Confined Premixed Swirling Flame Combining Large-Eddy Simulation, Wall Heat Conduction and Radiative Energy Transfer
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Koren, C, Vicquelin, R, & Gicquel, O. "High-Fidelity Multiphysics Simulation of a Confined Premixed Swirling Flame Combining Large-Eddy Simulation, Wall Heat Conduction and Radiative Energy Transfer." Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2017: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition. Volume 5C: Heat Transfer. Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. June 26–30, 2017. V05CT17A010. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/GT2017-64844
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