The current work involves the validation of presumed shape multi-environment Eulerian probability density function (PDF) transport method (MEPDF) using direct quadrature method of moments (DQMOM)-interaction by exchange with mean (IEM) approach for modeling turbulence chemistry interactions in nonpremixed combustion problems. The joint composition PDF is represented as a collection of finite number of Delta functions. The PDF shape is resolved by solving the governing transport equations for probability of occurrence of each environment and probability-weighted mass fraction of species and enthalpy in Eulerian frame for each environment. A generic implementation of the MEPDF approach is carried out for an arbitrary number of environments. In the current work, the MEPDF approach is used for a series of problems to validate each component of MEPDF approach in an isolated manner as well as their combined effect. First of all, a nonreactive turbulent mixing problem with two different Reynolds numbers (Re = 7000 and 11,900) is used for validation of the mixing and correction terms appear in the MEPDF approach. The second problem studied is a diffusion flame with infinitely fast chemistry having an analytical solution. The reaction component is validated by considering a 1D premixed laminar flame. In order to validate the combined effect of mixing and turbulence chemistry interactions, two different turbulent nonpremixed problems using global one-step chemistry are used. The first reactive problem used is H2 combustion (DLR Flame H3), while the second reactive validation case is a pilot-stabilized CH4 flame. The current predictions for all validation problems are compared with experimental data or published results. The study is further extended by modeling a turbulent nonpremixed H2 combustion using finite-rate chemistry effects and radiative heat transfer. The current model predictions for different flame lengths as well as minor species are compared with experimental data. The current model gave excellent predictions of minor species like OH. The differences in the current predictions with experimental data are discussed.
A Detailed Validation Study of Multi-Environment Eulerian Probability Density Function Transport Method for Modeling Turbulent Nonpremixed Combustion
Contributed by the Combustion and Fuels Committee of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER. Manuscript received January 11, 2014; final manuscript received February 1, 2014; published online March 17, 2014. Editor: David Wisler.
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Yadav, R., Kushari, A., Eswaran, V., and Verma, A. K. (March 17, 2014). "A Detailed Validation Study of Multi-Environment Eulerian Probability Density Function Transport Method for Modeling Turbulent Nonpremixed Combustion." ASME. J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. August 2014; 136(8): 081506. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4026861
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