Modelling Turbulent Combustion Coupled with Conjugate Heat Transfer in OpenFOAM

Mohamed el Abbassi, Domenico Lahaye, Kees Vuik*

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This paper verifies a mathematical model that is developed for the open source CFD-toolbox OpenFOAM, which couples turbulent combustion with conjugate heat transfer. This feature already exists in well-known commercial codes. It permits the prediction of the flame’s characteristics, its emissions, and the consequent heat transfer between fluids and solids via radiation, convection, and conduction. The verification is based on a simplified 2D axisymmetric cylindrical reactor. In the first step, the combustion part of the solver is compared against experimental data for an open turbulent flame. This shows good agreement when using the full GRI 3.0 reaction mechanism. Afterwards, the flame is confined by a cylindrical wall and simultaneously conjugate heat transfer is activated and analysed. It is shown that the combustion and conjugate heat transfer are successfully coupled.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNumerical Mathematics and Advanced Applications, ENUMATH 2019 - European Conference
EditorsFred J. Vermolen, Cornelis Vuik
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-55874-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-55873-4
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventEuropean Numerical Mathematics and Advanced Applications Conference 2019 - Hotel Zuiderduin , Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands
Duration: 30 Sep 20194 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering
ISSN (Print)1439-7358
ISSN (Electronic)2197-7100


ConferenceEuropean Numerical Mathematics and Advanced Applications Conference 2019
Abbreviated titleENUMATH 2019
CityEgmond aan Zee
Internet address

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