Large-eddy simulations of fuel effects on gas turbine lean blow-out

L. Esclapez, P. C. Ma, E. Mayhew, R. Xu, S. Stouffer, T. Lee, H. Wang, M. Ihme

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Towards the implementation of alternative jet fuels in aviation gas turbines, testing in combustor rigs and engines is required to evaluate the fuel performance on combustion stability, relight, and lean-blow out (LBO) characteristics. The objective of this work is to evaluate the effect of different fuel candidates on the operability of gas turbines by comparing a conventional petroleum-based fuel with two other alternative fuel candidates. Numerical investigations are performed to examine the performance of these fuels on the stable condition close to blow-out and LBO-behavior in a referee gas turbine combustor. Large-eddy simulations (LES) are performed at stationary conditions near LBO to examine effects of the fuel properties on evaporation, gaseous-fuel deposition, flame anchoring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA SciTech Forum - 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781624104473
StatePublished - 2017
Event55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting - Grapevine, United States
Duration: Jan 9 2017Jan 13 2017

Publication series

NameAIAA SciTech Forum - 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting


Other55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering


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