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 EPE  Vol.3 No.5 , November 2011
RANS and LES Modeling of the GE10 Burner
Abstract: The paper presents 1) the numerical results of RANS (Reynolds Averaging Navier-Stokes) simulations for two versions of the premixed combustion GE10 burners: the old one with non-premixed and modified one with swirled premixed pilot flames; and 2) the numerical results of joint RANS/LES (Large Eddy Simulation) modelling of the ONERA model burner and a simplified GE10 combustor. The original joint RANS/LES approach is based on using the Kolmogorov theory for modelling sub-grid turbulence and combustion intensity and using RANS numerical results for closure the LES model equations. The main conclusion is that developed joint RANS/LES approch is the efficient timesaving tool for simulations both the average and instantaneous fields of parameters in gas turbine and boiler burners with premixed combustion.
Cite this paper: nullV. Battaglia, R. Modi, V. Moreu and V. Zimont, "RANS and LES Modeling of the GE10 Burner," Energy and Power Engineering, Vol. 3 No. 5, 2011, pp. 607-615. doi: 10.4236/epe.2011.35076.
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