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Anchoring of Turbulent Premixed Hydrogen/Air Flames at Externally Heated Walls


A joint experimental and numerical investigation of turbulent flame anchoring at externally heated walls is presented. The phenomenon has primarily been studied for laminar flames and micro-combustion while this study focuses on large-scale applications and elevated Reynolds number flows. Therefore, a novel burner design is developed and examined for a diverse set of operating conditions. Hydroxyl radical chemiluminescence measurements are employed to validate the numerical method. The numerical investigation evaluates the performance of various hydrogen/air kinetics, Reynolds-averaged turbulence models and the eddy dissipation concept (EDC) as a turbulence-chemistry interaction model. Simulation results show minor differences between detailed chemical mechanisms but pronounced deviations for a reduced kinetic. The baseline k-ω turbulence model is assessed to most accurately predict flame front position and shape. Universal applicability of EDC modelling constants is contradicted. Conclusively, the flame anchoring concept is considered a promising approach for pilot flames in continuous combustion devices.

Related subjects: Production & Supply Chain
Countries: Germany

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