LES of turbulent lifted CH4/H2 flames: Preferential diffusion effects

Ebrahim Abtahizadeh, J. van Oijen, R. Bastiaans, P. de Goey

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    This paper reports on numerical investigation of preferential diffusion effects on flame stabilization of turbulent lifted flames. The experimental test case is the Delft JHC burner to study Mild combustion; a clean combustion concept. In this burner, methane based fuel has been enriched from 0 to 25% of H2 . Since the main stabilization mechanism of these turbulent flames is autoignition, numerical models should account for this mechanism. Addition of hydrogen makes modeling even more challenging due to its preferential diffusion effects. In this study, first, a novel numerical model is developed based on the Flamelet Generated Manifolds (FGM) to account for preferential diffusion effects in autoignition. Afterwards, the developed FGM approach is implemented in LES of the H2 enriched turbulent lifted jet flames. Main features of these turbulent lifted flames such as the formation of ignition kernels and stabilization mechanisms are analyzed and compared with measurements of OH chemiluminescence.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventSymposium (Japanese) on Combustion - Okayama, Japan
    Duration: 3 Dec 20145 Dec 2014


    ConferenceSymposium (Japanese) on Combustion

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    • Large Eddy Simulation
    • Flamelet Generated Manifolds
    • preferential diffusion effects
    • flame stabilization
    • autoignition


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