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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Hu, Dong
Author's Email Address dhu1@lsu.edu
URN etd-0821102-133045
Title Comparison of Experimental and Numerical Results in Liquid Spray Combustor
Degree Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (M.S.M.E.)
Department Mechanical Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Sumanta Acharya Committee Chair
Aravamudhan Raman Committee Member
Srinath Ekkad Committee Member
  • fdp
  • combustion
  • unsteady
  • cfd
Date of Defense 2002-05-20
Availability unrestricted
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.
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