Premixing and Flash Vaporization in a Two-Stage Combustor

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B. G. A. Sjöblom

Volvo Flygmotor AB, Trollhattan, Sweden

J. Eng. Power 104(1), 36-43 (Jan 01, 1982) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3227261 History: Received December 03, 1980; Online September 28, 2009


A double recirculation zone two-stage combustor fitted with airblast atomizers has been investigated in a previous work. The present paper describes further tests with premixing tubes in the secondary combustion zone. Flash vaporization was employed to ensure complete vaporization of the secondary fuel, which was heated to 600K by the combustor inlet air. The combustor was run at conditions corresponding to four different engine power settings, and the effect of primary/secondary fuel flow split on emissions was investigated. Tests were also performed with unheated secondary fuel, and comparisons were made with flash vaporization data. The best configuration reduced the oxides of nitrogen by 54 percent, carbon monoxide by 59 percent and unburned hydrocarbons by 97 percent as compared to emission levels for the standard JT8D combustor, which was used as a reference.

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