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Design and evaluation of a swirling flow combustion system

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Date Issued:
1991
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A swirling flow combustion system has been designed and constructed. An integral laser Doppler velocimeter is constructed for the investigations of fluid mechanics aspects of a swirling flow combustor. The combustor consists of one fuel flow and two swirled air flows. The inner air flow has a fixed swirling strength and the outer air flow has an adjustable swirler. Both counterswirl and coswirl flows with variable swirl strength can be generated. Premixed or non-premixed combustion can be investigated on this system. Evaluation of the swirling combustion system and performance check of the velocity measurement system are conducted. Detailed time mean and fluctuating flow measurements are obtained for coswirl and counterswirl conditions with the LDV system. A central recirculation zone is observed in both swirl conditions, but the size in counterswirl is much smaller. The reasons for the difference are discussed.
Title: Design and evaluation of a swirling flow combustion system.
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Name(s): Li, Ceji.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Moslemian, Davood, Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1991
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 106 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: A swirling flow combustion system has been designed and constructed. An integral laser Doppler velocimeter is constructed for the investigations of fluid mechanics aspects of a swirling flow combustor. The combustor consists of one fuel flow and two swirled air flows. The inner air flow has a fixed swirling strength and the outer air flow has an adjustable swirler. Both counterswirl and coswirl flows with variable swirl strength can be generated. Premixed or non-premixed combustion can be investigated on this system. Evaluation of the swirling combustion system and performance check of the velocity measurement system are conducted. Detailed time mean and fluctuating flow measurements are obtained for coswirl and counterswirl conditions with the LDV system. A central recirculation zone is observed in both swirl conditions, but the size in counterswirl is much smaller. The reasons for the difference are discussed.
Identifier: 14767 (digitool), FADT14767 (IID), fau:11558 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1991.
Subject(s): Fluid dynamics
Vortex-motion
Combustion chambers
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