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Using adjoint-based optimization to enhance ignition in non-premixed jets.

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Peer-reviewed

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Article

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Authors

Magri, Luca 
Ihme, Matthias 
Schmid, Peter J 

Abstract

Gradient-based optimization is used to reliably and optimally induce ignition in three examples of laminar non-premixed mixture configurations. Using time-integrated heat release as a cost functional, the non-convex optimization problem identified optimal energy source locations that coincide with the stoichiometric local mixture fraction surface for short optimization horizons, while for longer horizons, the hydrodynamics plays an increasingly important role and a balance between flow and chemistry features determines non-trivial optimal ignition locations. Rather than identifying a single optimal ignition location, the results of this study show that there may be several equally good ignition locations in a given flow configuration.

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Keywords

adjoint, ignition, optimization

Journal Title

Proc Math Phys Eng Sci

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Journal ISSN

1364-5021
1471-2946

Volume Title

477

Publisher

The Royal Society

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All rights reserved
Sponsorship
Leverhulme Trust (17.08(n))
Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng)