Investigation of Numerical Simulation in Combustion Chamber Predictability
For the purpose of increasing applicability of combustion chamber simulation, computational domain, boundary condition, simplicity of complicated structures, mesh generation and physical parameters are investigated in this paper. An annular combustion chamber of some aero-engine is studied by means of predictive numerical simulation. The computational domain includes diffuser, swirler, inner flame tube, inner ring of combustion chamber and the flow channel of all the holes on the wall of flame tube. The film cooling holes row was simplified into a slit filled with porous media. Realizable k-turbulent model and non-premixed combustion model were adopted. Model of pressure atomization nozzle were calibrated and validated through inner nozzle flow property two-phase flow VOF model and experimental data. Physical parameters are express through polynomial functions. A commercial CFD code was adopted on a high performance computing cluster with parallel algorithm and the solving method are high-order discretization scheme. The velocity, pressure, temperature, fuel spray, density of fuel and productions, etc. are calculated and validated with the experimental data.
R. S. Xu et al., "Investigation of Numerical Simulation in Combustion Chamber Predictability", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 317-319, pp. 2085-2090, 2011