Abstract

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.

Thesis Completion

2021

Semester

Spring

Thesis Chair

Ahmed, Kareem

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)

College

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Department

Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Program

Mechanical Engineering

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Release Date

5-1-2021

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