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Combustion dynamics of annular systems

Vignat, Guillaume and Durox, Daniel and Schuller, Thierry and Candel, Sébastien Combustion dynamics of annular systems. (2020) Combustion Science and Technology, 192 (7). 1358-1388. ISSN 0010-2202

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/00102202.2020.1734583

Abstract

New results on the dynamics of annular combustors during ignition and combustion instabilities will be reviewed. Ignition dynamics is consid- ered first by examining experiments carried out in a system comprising a plenum feeding premixed gaseous reactants through multiple swir- ling injectors and an annular combustor formed by two concentric transparent quartz walls allowing full optical access to the flame. The analysis focuses on the “light-round” process during which the flame spreads from one injector to the next eventually leading to established flames on each injector. The transparent lateral walls allow a full view of the flame propagation from a spark igniter located in the neighborhood of one injector. High speed imaging is used to examine flame displace- ment and deduce the ignition delay yielding a full light around of the annular combustor. Changes associated to operation with spray flames are then discussed. The second part of this article is concerned with combustion instabilities of annular systems coupled by azimuthal modes. This type of oscillation has received considerable attention in recent years because the underlying coupling is often observed in the advanced premixed combustion architectures used in modern gas tur- bines. Recent studies have allowed a detailed examination of the dynamics of annular devices comprising multiple swirling injectors. Experiments on annular systems and single sector configurations pro- vide new insight on the coupling process between acoustics and unsteady combustion. Results for self-sustained combustion oscillations coupled by azimuthal modes are presented for operation with gaseous premixed reactants and with spray flames.

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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)
Other partners > Université Paris-Saclay (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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European Commission - Agence Nationale de la Recherche (FRANCE) - Safran (FRANCE)
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