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TECHNICAL PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Combustion and Fuel

Coupled and Uncoupled CFD Prediction of the Characteristics of Jets From Combustor Air Admission Ports

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J. J. McGuirk, A. Spencer

Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, UKA.Spencer@lboro.ac.uk

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 123(2), 327-332 (Jan 01, 2001) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1362319 History: Received February 01, 2000; Revised January 01, 2001
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Schematic of the test section
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Coordinate system for the test section (dimensions in mm)
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Primary jet characteristics
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Dilution jet characteristics
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Measured internal flow-particle tracks. Primary configuration (R=5,B=50 percent).
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Measured internal flow-particle tracks. Dilution configuration (R=2,B=20 percent).
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Computational mesh of rig geometry
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Predicted velocity field. (a) Coupled and (b) internal only.
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Primary jet through port velocity and flow angle-coupled CFD prediction
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Modelled combustor sector for internal/external aerodynamic study
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Predicted velocity fields-primary jets
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Concentration on combustor exit plane

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