Conventional Flamelet Generated Manifold (FGM) closure of the mean progress variable reaction rate assumes PDF shapes to account for turbulent fluctuations. The FGM parameters are commonly assumed to be statistically independent, and the marginal PDFs invariably require second moments, which are difficult to model accurately and have limited coefficients that can be adjusted to calibrate the simulation. A new model is presented which locates the flame brush with a turbulent flame speed model, and applies the FGM kinetic rate to model kinetically limited processes, such as CO quenching, behind the flame-front. The model is applied to 3D RANS simulations of an equivalence ratio sweep in the GE Entitlement Rig perfectly premixed combustor experiment. Calculating the mean FGM reaction progress source term with standard assumed shape PDFs leads to a narrow flame brush and equilibrium CO outlet emissions. By limiting the mean FGM reaction progress source term by the turbulent flame speed model, the flame brush is broadened and super-equilibrium CO is predicted at the outlet. Good agreement with measurement is obtained with default model coefficients. Since the majority of the mean reaction progress source term is limited by the turbulent flame speed reaction rate, it is demonstrated that the model is relatively insensitive to assumed shape PDFs for the FGM rate, as well as the parameter used to determine the turbulent flame leading edge.

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