Improvement of specific fuel consumption and specific thrust of gas turbine engines have necessitated to have better combustion performances requirements in terms of combustion efficiency, flame stability, better ignition characteristics, lower emissions etc. Injector designs play a very pivotal role to meet the above requirements. In this paper steady state flow field studies have been carried out in a conical nozzle fitted with single swirler which is the fundamental part of a typical injector. The aspects of the flow field both inside and outside the injector have been captured by using RANS based calculations of commercial software Ansys Fluent. The computational domain extends from 500mm in the upstream direction and the exit flow of the nozzle is allowed to meet on to a domain of length more than 2000mm. The downstream domain is so chosen that the impact of the wall on to the evaluation of the flow field is found to be negligible resembling the flow field studies in open atmosphere. Realizable k-ε turbulent model and standard wall function were used with wall y+ extended from 30 onwards. The study shows a distinct feature of maximum flow velocity at the exit of the injector lip apart from the presence of regular re-circulation bubble at the exit of the injector.

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