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Detailed radiation modeling of a partial-oxidation flame

Garten, B. and Hunger, F. and Messig, D. and Stelzner, B. and Trimis, D. and Hasse, C. (2015):
Detailed radiation modeling of a partial-oxidation flame.
In: International Journal of Thermal Sciences, pp. 68 - 84, 87, ISSN 1290-0729, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2014.07.022, [Online-Edition: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2014.07.022],
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Abstract

Abstract A numerical study of a laminar methane partial oxidation flame (POX-flame) is presented to investigate different radiation modeling approaches. A laminar reference flame for large-scale gasification, which was previously investigated both experimentally and numerically by Stelzner et al. 1, is particularly suitable for such a study because of the distinct temperatures and radiating species concentrations. A second study of a well-known methane–air flame 2 is also included. The fully resolved and coupled solution of the reactive flows was achieved with an OpenFOAM® based solver using detailed approaches for diffusion and chemistry. Different combinations for solving the radiative transfer equation (RTE) and the evaluation of the radiative properties were implemented and investigated. The discrete ordinate method (DOM), the modified differential approximation (MDA), the \{P1\} model and the optically thin model (OTM) were used for the solution of the RTE, whereas the spectral line-based weighted sum of gray gases model (SLW), the weighted sum of gray gases model (WSGG) and gray absorption (RADCAL) was used for the evaluation of the radiative properties. In both flame setups gaseous radiation was found to be important and needs to be considered. In the POX-flame radiative absorption has a significant impact on the radiative source terms and significant non-gray gas effects were found. Simple radiation modeling approaches, typical for combustion regimes, namely the \{OTM\} with RADCAL, were not able to capture these effects. More sophisticated radiation models were required. The \{MDA\} with both the \{SLW\} and the \{WSGG\} provided reasonable results at still acceptable computational costs. In contrast, in the methane–air flame, the simple radiation models achieved a reasonable agreement with the temperature measurements. Finally, particular combinations of \{RTE\} solution methods and property models are recommended for the different flame setups based on the differences in the temperature and the radiating species concentrations in the different flame regions.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2015
Creators: Garten, B. and Hunger, F. and Messig, D. and Stelzner, B. and Trimis, D. and Hasse, C.
Title: Detailed radiation modeling of a partial-oxidation flame
Language: German
Abstract:

Abstract A numerical study of a laminar methane partial oxidation flame (POX-flame) is presented to investigate different radiation modeling approaches. A laminar reference flame for large-scale gasification, which was previously investigated both experimentally and numerically by Stelzner et al. 1, is particularly suitable for such a study because of the distinct temperatures and radiating species concentrations. A second study of a well-known methane–air flame 2 is also included. The fully resolved and coupled solution of the reactive flows was achieved with an OpenFOAM® based solver using detailed approaches for diffusion and chemistry. Different combinations for solving the radiative transfer equation (RTE) and the evaluation of the radiative properties were implemented and investigated. The discrete ordinate method (DOM), the modified differential approximation (MDA), the \{P1\} model and the optically thin model (OTM) were used for the solution of the RTE, whereas the spectral line-based weighted sum of gray gases model (SLW), the weighted sum of gray gases model (WSGG) and gray absorption (RADCAL) was used for the evaluation of the radiative properties. In both flame setups gaseous radiation was found to be important and needs to be considered. In the POX-flame radiative absorption has a significant impact on the radiative source terms and significant non-gray gas effects were found. Simple radiation modeling approaches, typical for combustion regimes, namely the \{OTM\} with RADCAL, were not able to capture these effects. More sophisticated radiation models were required. The \{MDA\} with both the \{SLW\} and the \{WSGG\} provided reasonable results at still acceptable computational costs. In contrast, in the methane–air flame, the simple radiation models achieved a reasonable agreement with the temperature measurements. Finally, particular combinations of \{RTE\} solution methods and property models are recommended for the different flame setups based on the differences in the temperature and the radiating species concentrations in the different flame regions.

Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Thermal Sciences
Volume: 87
Uncontrolled Keywords: Radiation modeling
Divisions: 16 Department of Mechanical Engineering > Simulation of reactive Thermo-Fluid Systems (STFS)
16 Department of Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2017 15:08
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2014.07.022
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2014.07.022
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