Experimental Investigation of Flow Phenomena of a Single Fuel Jet in Cross-Flow during Highly Preheated Air Combustion Conditions
2007 (English)In: Journal of engineering for gas turbines and power, ISSN 0742-4795, Vol. 129, no 2, 556-564 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Particle image velocimetry and a spectroscopy technique has been used to obtain information on the flow dynamics and flame thermal signatures of a fuel jet injected into a cross-flow of normal temperature and very high-temperature combustion air Flame fluctuations were obtained using a high-speed camera and then performing fast Fourier transform on the signal. High-temperature air combustion has been demonstrated to provide significant energy savings, higher heat flux, and reduction of pollution and equipment size of industrial furnaces. The dynamics of flow associated with high temperature combustion air conditions (for mean velocity, axial strain rate and vorticity) has been obtained in two-dimensional using propane and methane as the fuels. The data have been compared with normal temperature combustion air case, including the nonburning case. A specially designed experimental test furnace facility was used to provide well-controlled conditions and allowed air preheats to 1100 degrees C using regenerative burners. Four different experimental cases have been examined. The momentum flux ratio between the burning and nonburning conditions was kept constant to provide comparison between cases. The results provide the role of high-temperature combustion air on the dynamics of the flow, turbulence, and mixing under nonburning and combustion conditions. The data provide the direct role of combustion on flow dynamics, turbulence, and flame fluctuations. High-temperature combustion air at low-oxygen concentration showed larger flame volume with less fluctuation than normal or high-temperature normal air cases. High-temperature combustion air technology prolongs mixing in the combustion zone to enhance the flame volume, reduce flame fluctuations, and to provide uniform flow and thermal characteristics. This information assists in model validation and model development for new applications and technology development using high-temperature air combustion principles.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 129, no 2, 556-564 p.
high temperature air combustion, flow dynamics, energy conservation, pollution reduction
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-5116DOI: 10.1115/1.2436558ISI: 000245836300031ScopusID: 2-s2.0-34248681882OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-5116DiVA: diva2:7895
QC 201006102005-05-182005-05-182011-11-10Bibliographically approved