This paper concerns the study of self-sustained combustion instabilities that occur in a test rig characterized by a single longitudinal combustion chamber equipped with a full scale industrial burner and a longitudinal plenum. The length of both plenum and combustion chamber can be continuously varied. During tests, at a fixed value of the length of the combustion chamber, a sensibility of the amplitude of pressure oscillations to the length of the plenum has been registered, while the frequency remained constant. To investigate this behavior, a linear stability analysis has been performed evaluating the influence of the length of the plenum on the frequency and growth rate of the registered unstable mode. The analysis has been performed by means of a finite element method (FEM) code with a three-dimensional distribution of the n-τ Flame Transfer Function (FTF) computed by means of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations. According to the Rayleigh criterion, the distribution of the local Rayleigh index has been computed in order to evaluate the acoustic energy production, while the scattering matrix of the entire system has been used to evaluate the acoustic energy losses. Numerical results show that the reduction of the plenum length induces an increase of acoustic energy losses while the energy production remains almost constant. This result is in agreement with the reduction of the pressure oscillations amplitude observed during tests.
|Titolo:||Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Thermo–Acoustic Combustion Instability in a Longitudinal Combustion Chamber: Influence of the Geometry of the Plenum|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Nome del convegno:||ASME Turbo Expo 2015: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1115/GT2015-42322|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|