Lean blowout (LBO) is one of the most important parameters on combustor performance. A new method named Feature-Section-criterion (FSC) for predicting LBO of aero-engine annular combustor has been put forward in the present work. A CFD software FLUENT has been used to simulate the combustion flow field of an annular combustor. The prediction of LBO with FSC has been done in this paper and the effects of flow velocity, air temperature and droplet averaged-diameter on the LBO of aero-engine combustor have been discussed by using of FSC. The results show that the predictions of FSC are in agreement with corresponding experimental data. This showing that this method for predicting lean blowout is reliable and can be used for engineering applications.

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