Application of flamelet/progress-variable approach to the large eddy simulation of a turbulent jet flame of pulverized coals

Shota Akaotsu, Yohsuke Matsushita, Hideyuki Aoki, Weeratunge Malalasekera

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Abstract

In this study, the flamelet/progress-variable (FPV) approach was applied to a large eddy simulation of a pulverized coal jet flame. The FPV approach considers the characteristics of the pulverized coal flame, e.g., non-adiabatic system and several types of fuel streams, via additional representative variables. First, the applicability of the FPV approach to a turbulent flame with pulverized coals was confirmed through a comparison of the numerical solutions and experimental data. In this study, the pure pilot case was also investigated to clarify the effects of pulverized coals on the flame. The flame structure changes significantly upon the injection of pulverized coals, and the flame index suggests the coexistence of premixed and diffusion combustion modes even in the downstream region. In particular, the combustion mode fluctuates with time in the middle region of the flame. The fuel gas released from the pulverized coals should increase in this region; therefore, the release and combustion behavior of the volatile matter must be involved in the combustion mode variation. The evaluation of the combustion modes of fuel gas in the coal flame is useful for the design and optimization of pulverized coal combustors with next-generation technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4253-4274
Number of pages22
JournalAdvanced Powder Technology
Volume31
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Oct

Keywords

  • Flame index
  • Flamelet/progress-variable approach
  • Jet flame
  • Large eddy simulation
  • Pulverized coal combustion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials

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