An MMC-LES simulation of turbulent piloted flames using a shadow position reference variable

S. Galindo-Lopez, F. Salehi, M. J. Cleary, A. R. Masri, A. Y. Klimenko

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This paper presents large eddy simulations (LES) of piloted partially premixed turbulent flames with homogeneous inlets. It is a first attempt to implement Shadow Positions (SP) [1] as reference variable in the MMC-LES modelling framework. The Sydney piloted burner is employed here although, at this stage, without any compositional inhomogeneity at the exit plane. The Shadow Position vector is used as reference variable for conditioning in the mixing model and a flame sheet approximation is made to treat the chemistry. Comparisons between the predictions and the experimental measurements are made. The flame structure is adequately predicted and it serves as a good starting point to expand the use of SP in multiple mapping conditioning (MMC) to compute the structure of premixed flames [2] and hence mixed-mode flames similar to those produced in the Sydney Burner when composition inhomogeneity is introduced.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherThe Combustion Institute Australian and New Zealand Section
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventAsia-Pacific Conference on Combustion (11th : 2017) - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 10 Dec 201714 Dec 2018
Conference number: 11th


ConferenceAsia-Pacific Conference on Combustion (11th : 2017)
Abbreviated titleASPACC 2017

Bibliographical note

Presentation 266, conference paper published in USB.


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