Numerical Investigation of an Oxyfuel non-premixed combustion using a Hybrid Eulerian Stochastic Field/Flamelet Progress Variable approach: Effects of H2 / CO2 enrichment and Reynolds number

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In the present paper, the behavior of an oxy-fuel non-premixed jet flame is numerically investigated by using a novel approach which combines a transported joint scalar probability density function (T-PDF) following the Eulerian Stochastic Field methodology (ESF), and a Flamelet Progress Variable (FPV) turbulent combustion model under consideration of detailed
chemical reaction mechanism. This hybrid ESF/FPV approach overcomes the limitations of the presumed- probability density function (P-PDF) based FPV modeling along with the solving of associated additional modeled transport equations while rendering the T-PDF computationally less demanding. In RANS context, the suggested approach is first validated by assessing its general
prediction capability in reproducing the flame and flow properties of a simple piloted jet flame configuration known as Sandia Flame D. Second, its feasibility in capturing CO2 addition effect on the flame behavior is demonstrated while studying a non-premixed oxy-flame configuration. This consists of an oxy-methane flame characterized by a high CO2 amount in the oxidizer and a
significant content of H2 in the fuel stream, making it challenging for combustion modelling. Comparisons of numerical results with experimental data show that the complete model reproduces the major properties of the flame cases investigated and allows achieving the best agreement for the temperature and different species mass fractions once compared to the classical presumed PDF approach.


Original languageEnglish
Article number3758
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2018