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Numerical Simulations of Reacting Flows in Innovative Combustors

Salvatore Manganaro

Numerical Simulations of Reacting Flows in Innovative Combustors.

Rel. Michele Ferlauto. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Aerospaziale, 2021

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New laws and regulations issued to reduce environmental impact together with interests in supersonic engines have imposed the development of newer combustor geometries. It is fundamental to analyze their functioning first of all through numerical simulations. This work aims to study the behavior of different combustors with main focus on innovative configurations and non pre-mixed combustion. Numerical simulations of reacting flows in classical and advanced combustor geometries have been performed. Different conditions have been tested in terms of numerical setups and reaction mechanisms such as use of CH4 and H2 as fuel with air mixture (O2 and N2) for the methane and O2 for gaseous hydrogen. As classical geometry, the "Penn State pre-burner" has been chosen while a trapped-vortex style combustor has been selected as advanced geometry. Results for temperature distribution and reaction products of these various applications are shown and discussed. For the trapped-vortex combustor, further investigations involving combustion efficiency (presence of unburnt fuel) have been conducted.

Relators: Michele Ferlauto
Academic year: 2020/21
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 89
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Aerospaziale
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-20 - AEROSPATIAL AND ASTRONAUTIC ENGINEERING
Aziende collaboratrici: UNSPECIFIED
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/18306
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