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A 1D Multi-Tube Code for the Shockless Explosion Combustion

Tornow, G. and Klein, R. (2018) A 1D Multi-Tube Code for the Shockless Explosion Combustion. In: Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design, Active Flow and Combustion Control 2018. Springer International Publishing, pp. 321-335. ISBN ISBN 978-3-319-98177-2

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Shockless explosion combustion (SEC) has been suggested by Bobusch et al., CST, 186, 2014, as a new approach towards approximate constant volume combustion for gas turbine applications. The SEC process relies on nearly homogeneous autoignition in a premixed fuel-oxidizer charge and acoustic resonances for cyclic recharge. Operation of a single SEC tube has proven to be rather robust in numerical simulations, provided the flow control assures nearly homogeneous autoignition. Configurations with multiple tubes that fire into a common collector plenum preceding the turbine will be needed, however, to avoid excessive fluctuating thermal and mechanical load on the turbine blades. In such a configuration, the resonating tubes will interact with the volume of the plenum, and proper control of these interactions will be an important part of the engine design process. The present work presents an efficient, rough design tool that simulates the firing of such multi-tube SEC configurations into a torus-shaped turbine plenum. Both the tubes and the plenum are represented by computational quasi-one-dimensional gasdynamics modules implemented in a finite volume code for the reactive Euler equations. Suitable tube-to-plenum coupling conditions based on mass, energy, and plenum-axial momentum conservation represent the gasdynamic interactions of all engine components. First investigations utilising this tool reveal considerable dependence of the SEC-tubes’ operating conditions on the tube radius and length, and on the tubes’ positioning along the plenum torus. The SEC is especially sensitive to the plenum’s radius. Misfiring of one of the tubes does essentially not affect the operation of the others and does not even necessarily lead to a shut-down of the disturbed SEC tube.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:Papers Contributed to the Conference “Active Flow and Combustion Control 2018”, September 19–21, 2018, Berlin, Germany
Subjects:Mathematical and Computer Sciences > Mathematics > Applied Mathematics
Divisions:Department of Mathematics and Computer Science > Institute of Mathematics > Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Group
ID Code:2324
Deposited By: Ulrike Eickers
Deposited On:18 Mar 2019 14:06
Last Modified:18 Jul 2019 14:20

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