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Document Type:Dissertation
Name:Carlos G. Rodriguez
Email address:ingaerme@vtvm1.cc.vt.edu
URN:1997/00039
Title:ONE-DIMENSIONAL, FINITE-RATE MODEL FOR GAS-TURBINE COMBUSTORS
Degree:Doctor of Philosophy
Department:Mechanical Engineering
Committee Chair: Walter F. O¹Brien
Chair's email:walto@vt.edu
Committee\ Members:
Keywords:One-Dimensional, Numerical-Methods, Control-Volume, Blow-out
Date of defense:July 11, 1997
Availability:Release the entire work immediately worldwide.

Abstract:

ONE-DIMENSIONAL, FINITE-RATE MODEL FOR GAS-TURBINE COMBUSTORS

by

Carlos G. Rodriguez
Committee Chairman: Walter F. O¹Brien

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Abstract

An unsteady, finite-rate, one-dimensional model has been developed for the analysis for gas-turbine combustors. The basis of the model is the one-dimensional, integral form of the conservation equations for multi-species, non-equilibrium, reacting mixtures. Special procedures were devised for the flow-division of the inlet flow into primary- and annular-flows, for both straight- and reverse-flow combustors. This allows the model to handle complete combustor configurations, which at present are beyond the reach of more sophisticated CFD tools. The model was validated with a steady-state analytical solution for a basic problem, and with steady-state results from a production code applied to a production combustor. Additional calculations show the ability of the code to predict blow-out due to rich and lean mixtures, and to predict the response of a combustor to perturbations in operating and boundary conditions.


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