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TECHNICAL PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Oil and Gas Applications

CFD Predictions and Field Measurements of NOx Emissions From LM1600 Gas Turbine During Part Load Operation

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G. R. Price, K. K. Botros

NOVA Research & Technology Centre, Calgary, Canada

G. M. Goldin

Fluent Inc., Lebanon, NH 03766

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 124(2), 276-283 (Mar 26, 2002) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1413769 History: Received November 01, 1999; Revised February 01, 2000; Online March 26, 2002
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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Computational domain—20 deg annular secton of LM1600 combustion chamber
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Close up of the fuel injection port, primary air swirl vanes, and venturi nozzle details
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Comparison of predicted (NO) with first set of CEMS based field measurements
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Contours of the local Damkohler number on the central plane
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Contours of static temperature on the central plane
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Contours of oxygen radical concentration on the central plane
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Comparison of predicted (NO) with second set of CEMS based field measurements
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Comparison of predicted (CO) and (UHC) with second set of CEMS based field measurements
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Contours of CO mole fraction on the central plane

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