A numerical study on soot formation and evolution in pressurized turbulent sooting flames
KAUST DepartmentClean Combustion Research Center
Mechanical Engineering Program
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
high-pressure combustion (HPC) Research Group
Online Publication Date2021-01-04
Print Publication Date2021-01-11
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/667476
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AbstractUnderstandings on soot formation and evolution in pressurized flames are of significant interest due to the increasing operating pressures in different combustors and the accompanying increased soot emissions. In this study, a series of pressurized turbulent sooting flames at 1 bar, 3 bar and 5 bar, are simulated to study the pressure effect on the soot formation and evolution. The inflow conditions are chosen such that the Reynolds number at different pressures keep constant. Via a Radiation Flamelet Progress Variable (RFPV) approach with a conditional soot sub-filter Probability Density Function (PDF) to consider the turbulence-chemistry-soot interaction, quantitatively good agreements (e.g., maximum discrepancy within one order of magnitude) are achieved for soot volume fraction predictions compared with the experimental data at different pressures. Soot volume fraction source terms are then discussed to show the pressure effect on nucleaion, condensation, surface growth and oxidation at different axial positions in these flames.
CitationZhou, D., Vaage, A., Boyette, W. R., Guiberti, T., Roberts, W. L., & Yang, S. (2021). A Numerical Study on Soot Formation and Evolution in Pressurized Turbulent Sooting Flames. AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum. doi:10.2514/6.2021-0189
SponsorsS. Yang gratefully acknowledges the faculty start-up funding from the University of Minnesota and the grant support from NSF CBET 2038173. Part of the simulation was conducted on the computational resources from the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI).
Conference/Event nameAIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2021