Validation of standard and extended Eddy Dissipation Concept Model for the Delft Jet-in Hot Coflow (DJHC) flame

H. Bao, Xu Huang, Dirk Roekaerts

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The Delft Jet-in Hot Coflow (DJHC) burner is used to investigate flameless combustion by imitating the recirculation flow characteristics appearing in a real complex furnace via a hot diluted coflow[1]. A welldefined stream of high temperature, low oxygen concentration combustion products is injected around the fuel jet as oxidizer in order to obtain ‘Moderate and Intense Low-oxygen Dilution (MILD)’ combustion conditions. For a range of jet and coflow conditions detailed experiments were made [2] and also several numerical validation studies, see e.g. [4,5]. The Eddy Dissipation Concept (EDC) model for turbulence chemistry interaction modeling has been widely used for modeling MILD combustion. EDC is providing a closure for the mean chemical source term based on a proposed microstructure of the reacting flow following from energy cascade concepts. It assumes that chemical reactions can only happen in the smallest eddies, whose size are of the same order of magnitude as the Kolmogorov scales, the so-called fine structures. Thus, the fraction of fine structure 훾훾∗ and mean residence time 휏휏∗ (the reciprocal of it denotes the mass exchange between reactants inside fine structure and the surrounding) are necessary for EDC simulation. They are related to turbulent kinetic energy 푘푘 and eddy dissipation rate 휀휀 (which are calculated from turbulent models) via two constants 퐶퐶퐷퐷1 and 퐶퐶퐷퐷2 . It has been confirmed that 휀휀 = 2퐶퐶퐷퐷1푢푢∗3/퐿퐿∗ = 4퐶퐶퐷퐷2푢푢∗2/3퐿퐿∗2.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventCombura 2016 - Soesterberg, Netherlands
Duration: 5 Oct 20166 Oct 2016


ConferenceCombura 2016
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