Identifier

etd-0821102-133045

Degree

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)

Department

Mechanical Engineering

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

Validation of CFD predictions for liquid spray combustion application is a challenging task due to difficulties in both modeling and experimental measurements. Validation is considered to be a key step for successful CFD predictions of combustion systems. The goals of this thesis are threefold: (1) validation of models used for spray combustion predictions, (2) using the validated predictions to explain steady flow and combustion physics, and (3) using the validated procedure to simulate conditions where unstable combustion behavior is observed experimentally, and to explore if such unstable behavior can be predicted correctly. The model validation is done with respect to three experimental data sets for spray combustors, and it is shown that predictions match data reasonably well. The validated code is then used to predict and understand the flow and combustion behavior for both steady and unsteady combustion conditions.

Date

2002

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

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Committee Chair

Sumanta Acharya

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