Numerical Study of a Turbulent Burner by Means of RANS and Detailed Chemistry

Mohamed Hafid

Abstract

The present paper shows a numerical study of the Co-flow turbulent flame configuration using the Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) modelling with detailed chemistry. The presumed Probability Density Function (PDF) model combined with the k-Ɛ turbulence model is adopted. The GRI Mech-3.0 mechanism that involves 53 species and 325 reactions is used. The effect of the turbulent Schmidt number Sct and the C constant in the turbulent dissipation transport equation is highlighted. Despite the simplicity of RANS approach compared to other complex models such as LES and DNS, the results show that this approach is still able to simulate the turbulent flame.

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