Modeling of Non-Equilibrium Kinetics of Fuel Rich Combustion in Gas Generator

농후 연소 가스발생기의 비평형 연소 화학반응 모델링

  • Published : 2006.07.31


The combustion temperature in gas generator should be kept below around 1,000K to avoid any possible thermal damages to turbine blade by adopting either fuel rich or oxidizer rich combustion. Thus, non-equilibrium chemical reaction dominates in the gas generator. Meanwhile, Kerosene is a compounded fuel mixed with various types of hydrocarbon elements and difficult to model the chemical kinetics. This study focus to model the non-equilibrium chemical reaction of kerosene/LOX with detailed kinetics developed by Dagaut using PSR(Perfectly stirred reactor) assumption. Also, droplet evaporation time is taken into account by calculating for the residence time of droplet and by decoupling reaction temperature from the reactor temperature. In Dagaut’s surrogate model for kerosene, chemical kinetics of kerosene consists of 1592 reaction steps with 207 chemical species. The comparison of calculation results with experimental data could provide very reliable and accurate numbers in the prediction of combustion gas temperature, species fraction and other gas properties.


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