Large Eddy Simulation of a Bluff Body Stabilised Premixed Flame Using Flamelets

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Massey, James Charles  ORCID logo
Swaminathan, N 

Large Eddy Simulations of an unconfined turbulent lean premixed flame, which is stabilised behind a bluff body, are conducted using unstrained flamelets as the sub-grid scale combustion closure. The statistics from the simulations are compared with the corresponding data obtained from the experiment and it is demonstrated that the experimental observations are well captured. The relative positioning of the shear layers and the flame brush are analysed to understand the radial variations of the turbulent kinetic energy at various streamwise locations. These results are also compared to confined bluff body stabilised flames, to shed light on the relative role of incoming and shear driven turbulence on the behaviour of the flame brush and the turbulent kinetic energy variation across it.

Turbulent premixed flames, Large Eddy Simulation (LES), Flamelets, Bluff body, Flame stabilisation
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Flow, Turbulence and Combustion
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Springer Nature
European Commission Horizon 2020 (H2020) Industrial Leadership (IL) (686332)
EPSRC (1619171)
EPSRC DTP studentship (RG80792)