Explicit and implicit large eddy simulation of turbulent combustion with multi-scale forcing

Abstract : The context of this study is the optimization of premixed turbulent combustion of syngas for clean energy production. A Bunsen-type CH4/air turbulent premixed burner with a multi-scale grid generator is simulated with different Large Eddy Simulation (LES) strategies and compared to experimental results. A low-Mach formulation of a compressible Navier-Stokes solver based on different numerical methods, ranging from 4th order central finite difference to 5th order advanced WENO schemes, is developed and applied. Classical test cases (1D laminar premixed flame, decaying HIT), and 2D simulations of the turbulent premixed flame are performed to assess the numerical methodology. Implicit LES (ILES), i.e. LES without any explicit subgrid modeling, and explicit LES with the Thickened Flame model and subgrid scale flame wrinkling modelling (TFLES) are applied to simulate numerically the 3D experimental burner. Results show that TFLES with a high-order low dissipation scheme predicts quite well the experimental flame length and flame surface density. ILES with advanced WENO schemes produces a slightly shorter although realistic flame provided the grid spacing is of order of the laminar flame thickness. The representation of flame/turbulence interactions in TFLES and ILES are however quite different.
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Song Zhao. Explicit and implicit large eddy simulation of turbulent combustion with multi-scale forcing. Other. Université d'Orléans, 2016. English. ⟨NNT : 2016ORLE2023⟩. ⟨tel-01412627⟩

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