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Lagrangian analysis of flame dynamics in the flow field of a bluff body-stabilized combustor
C.P. Premchand, N.B. George, M. Raghunathan, V.R. Unni, , V. Nair
Published in American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Volume: 142
Issue: 1
Experiments are performed in a partially premixed bluff body-stabilized turbulent combustor by varying the mean flow velocity. Simultaneous measurements obtained for unsteady pressure, velocity, and heat release rate are used to investigate the dynamic regimes of intermittency (10.1 m/s) and thermoacoustic instability (12.3 m/s). Using wavelet analysis, we show that during intermittency, modulation of heat release rate occurring at the acoustic frequency fa by the heat release rate occurring at the hydrodynamic frequency fh results in epochs of heat release rate fluctuations where the heat release rate is phase locked with the acoustic pressure. We also show that the flame position during intermittency and thermoacoustic instability are essentially dictated by saddle point dynamics in the dump plane and the leading edge of the bluff body. © 2019 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). All rights reserved.
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JournalJournal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)