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Flame–wall interaction effects on the flame root stabilization mechanisms of a doubly-transcritical LO2/LCH4 cryogenic flame

Laurent, Charlélie and Esclapez, Lucas and Maestro, Dario and Staffelbach, Gabriel and Cuenot, Bénédicte and Selle, Laurent and Schmitt, Thomas and Duchaine, Florent and Poinsot, Thierry Flame–wall interaction effects on the flame root stabilization mechanisms of a doubly-transcritical LO2/LCH4 cryogenic flame. (2019) Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 37 (4). 5147-5154. ISSN 1540-7489

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proci.2018.05.105


High-fidelity numerical simulations are used to study flame root stabilization mechanisms of cryogenic flames, where both reactants (O2 and CH4) are injected in transcritical conditions in the geometry of the laboratory scale test rig Mascotte operated by ONERA (France). Simulations provide a detailed insight into flame root stabilization mechanisms for these diffusion flames: they show that the large wall heat losses at the lips of the coaxial injector are of primary importance, and require to solve for the fully coupled conjugate heat transfer problem. In order to account for flame–wall interaction (FWI) at the injector lip, detailed chemistry effects are also prevalent and a detailed kinetic mechanism for CH4 oxycombustion at high pressure is derived and validated. This kinetic scheme is used in a real-gas fluid solver, coupled with a solid thermal solver in the splitter plate to calculate the unsteady temperature field in the lip. A simulation with adiabatic boundary conditions, an hypothesis that is often used in real-gas combustion, is also performed for comparison. It is found that adiabatic walls simulations lead to enhanced cryogenic reactants vaporization and mixing, and to a quasi-steady flame, which anchors within the oxidizer stream. On the other hand, FWI simulations produce self-sustained oscillations of both lip temperature and flame root location at similar frequencies: the flame root moves from the CH4 to the O2 streams at approximately 450 Hz, affecting the whole flame structure.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-01865078
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > CentraleSupélec (FRANCE)
Other partners > Centre Européen de Recherche et Formation Avancées en Calcul Scientifique - CERFACS (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:16 Apr 2019 14:22

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