LES study of flame stabilization in DLR hydrogen supersonic combustor with strut injection

Kun Wu, Peng Zhang, Wei Yao, Xuejun Fan

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Abstract

Supersonic combustion in the hydrogen fueled DLR model scramjet combustor was computationally investigated by using Large Eddy Simulation (LES) combined with the latest detailed reaction mechanism for hydrogen combustion. Two computational models were employed including a two-dimensional reduced model and a three-dimensional model with periodicity in the spanwise direction. The two-dimensional model was fully validated against the three-dimensional model and the experimental data for the wall pressure measurements and the axial velocity under non-reacting flow condition. For reacting flow, the present model shows good agreement with the experimental axial velocity and static temperature measurements. Furthermore, radical evolution and heat release analysis were conducted both qualitatively and quantitatively to reveal the flame stabilization mechanism in the DLR combustor. The results show that the combustion is characterized by a three-stage combustion mode, namely induction, radical transportation and intense turbulent combustion stages.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication21st AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonics Technologies Conference, Hypersonics 2017
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624104633
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event21st AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonics Technologies Conference, Hypersonics 2017 - Xiamen, China
Duration: 6 Mar 20179 Mar 2017

Conference

Conference21st AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonics Technologies Conference, Hypersonics 2017
Country/TerritoryChina
CityXiamen
Period6/03/179/03/17

Keywords

  • Detailed reaction mechanism
  • DLR
  • Flame stabilization
  • Hydrogen combustion
  • LES
  • Scramjet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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