Hybrid turbulence modeling is a practical approach to efficiently model the wall-bounded turbulent flows. In this paper, a stress-blended eddy simulation (SBES) model is used with the flamelet generated manifold model (FGM) for modeling turbulent combustion. In the current SBES, the near-wall region is modeled using a two-equation k-ω Reynolds-averaged Navier-Strokes (RANS) formulation, and switches to a large eddy simulation (LES) model in the core region using a blending function. Similarly, the turbulence-related combustion modeling parameters, such as the variances in scalar transport equations and scalar dissipation, are also blended using the same blending function. This combined hybrid FGM-SBES approach is implemented into ANSYS Fluent software and then used to model a swirl-stabilized flame. The flame used is a methane-fueled burner, developed at DLR Stuttgart as the PRECCINSTA combustor. The experimental data for this combustor are available for multiple operating conditions. A stable operating point (φ = 0.83, P = 30 kW) is chosen. The current FGM-SBES results are compared with experimental data as well as with FGM-LES computations. Differences in predictions of mean and variance of reaction progress and mixture fraction in the core versus the near wall region are analyzed and quantified. The impact of the differences in these parameters is then evaluated by comparing temperature and species mass fractions. The findings from the current work, in terms of accuracy, validity and best practices when modeling wall-bounded flows with FGM-SBES are discussed and summarized.

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