Lean blowout (LBO) plays an important role in combustor performance. A new method named Feature-Section-criterion (FSC) for predicting the LBO of annular combustor has been put forward and expounded in this paper. A CFD software FLUENT has been used to simulate the combustion flow field of an annular combustor. The process of blowout and effects of flow split among swirlers and primary holes have been researched by using of FSC. The result shows that the predictions of FSC are in agreement with corresponding experimental data. So this method for predicting lean blowout is reliable and can be used for engineering applications.

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