Nowadays hydrogen is gaining more and more attention by Industry, Academia and Politics. Being a carbon free fuel, it is supposed to have a key role in the future energy scenario, especially if produced by renewable sources. The use of mixtures of hydrogen and conventional hydrocarbons in gas turbines is one of the most promising technical solutions for obtaining a sustainable combustion during the transition toward a full decarbonization. For this reason, it is fundamental to investigate the behaviour of fuels enriched with hydrogen in combustion processes. In this work, a lab-scale swirled premixed burner has been investigated by means of a fully 3D URANS approach. Firstly, a numerical simulation with cold flow has been performed to validate the model against experimental data. Then, reactive flow simulations have been performed. Initially, a combustion with 100% methane was considered. Then, a 30% by volume hydrogen blending has been investigated. The partially premixed combustion model has been implemented to take into account the inhomogeneities of the mixture at the chamber inlet. The variation of the flame structure due to the hydrogen enrichment will be described in terms of the temperature and species concentration distributions.

Analysis of the partially premixed combustion in a labscale swirl-stabilized burner fueled by a methane-hydrogen mixture

Michele Stefanizzi;Vito Ceglie
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Tommaso Capurso;Marco Torresi;Sergio Mario Camporeale
2021-01-01

Abstract

Nowadays hydrogen is gaining more and more attention by Industry, Academia and Politics. Being a carbon free fuel, it is supposed to have a key role in the future energy scenario, especially if produced by renewable sources. The use of mixtures of hydrogen and conventional hydrocarbons in gas turbines is one of the most promising technical solutions for obtaining a sustainable combustion during the transition toward a full decarbonization. For this reason, it is fundamental to investigate the behaviour of fuels enriched with hydrogen in combustion processes. In this work, a lab-scale swirled premixed burner has been investigated by means of a fully 3D URANS approach. Firstly, a numerical simulation with cold flow has been performed to validate the model against experimental data. Then, reactive flow simulations have been performed. Initially, a combustion with 100% methane was considered. Then, a 30% by volume hydrogen blending has been investigated. The partially premixed combustion model has been implemented to take into account the inhomogeneities of the mixture at the chamber inlet. The variation of the flame structure due to the hydrogen enrichment will be described in terms of the temperature and species concentration distributions.
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