Development goals for next generation aircraft engines are mainly determined by the need to reduce fuel consumption and environmental impact. To reduce NOx emissions lean combustion technologies will be applied in future development projects. The more compact design and the absence of dilution holes in this type of engines shortens residence times in the combustion chamber and reduces mixing which results in higher levels of swirl, turbulence and temperature distortions at the exit of the combustion chamber. For these engines interactions between components are more important, so that the traditional engine design approach of component-wise optimization will have to be adapted. To study new lean burn architectures the European FACTOR project investigates the transport of hot streaks produced by a non-reactive combustor simulator through a single stage high-pressure turbine. In this work high-fidelity Large Eddy Simulation (LES) of combustor and complete high-pressure turbine are discussed and validated against experimental data. Measurement data is available on P40 (exit of the combustion chamber), P41 (exit of the stator) and P42 (exit of the rotor) and generally shows a good agreement to LES data.

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