The goal of this study is to investigate how varying the configuration of an axially staged combustion test facility affects the resultant flame and its relevant characteristics. Such relevant characteristics are the jet liftoff and the centerline jet trajectory. The configurations that are primarily being investigated are varied jet configuration diameters, 4mm and 12.7mm, preheated and non-preheated fuel, and different fuels. The testing facility is located at the University of Central Florida in the PERL (Propulsion and Energy Research Lab) facility. The facility allows for modeling an industrial turbine combustor, specifically an axial staged combustor with a Jet-In-Crossflow enabled second stage. It also allows for pressurizing the entire facility which keeps the studies performed on the facility consistent with industrial conditions. The facility is running off pressurized methane and air. The tests were ran with constant equivalence ratios and momentum flux ratios while varying the above configurations to capture how the relevant characteristics were changed.
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering
Fortin, Max K., "Investigation of Various Jet Configurations on Jet-in Crossflow Flame Characteristics at Elevated Pressures" (2021). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 986.