Using sparse Lagrangian LES-MMC to simulate swirling jets and flames

Z. Huo*, F. Salehi, M. J. Cleary, A. R. Masri

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The sparse-Lagrangian MMC-LES approach is applied here, and for the first time, to swirling jets and flames stabilized on the Sydney swirl burner. Non-reacting case N16S159 is firstly simulated to demonstrate the ability to compute the recirculating flow fields. Reacting methane-air case SMA2 is then simulated using the sparse-Lagrangian MMC-LES model with detailed chemistry involving 19 species. Results show good predictions of the flow field including vortex breakdown and the extent of the recirculation zone. The results are sensitive to the specification of turbulence on the boundary. The mixture fraction and temperature fields are in excellent agreement with experimental mean and rms hence validating the applicability of sparse-Lagrangian MMC mixing model to flames with complex flow.
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

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