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A non-iterative pressure based algorithm for the computation of reacting radiating flows
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2007
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Uygur, Ahmet Bilge
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A non-iterative pressure based algorithm which consists of splitting the solution of momentum energy and species equations into a sequence of predictor-corrector stages was developed for the simulation of transient reacting radiating flows. A semi-discrete approach called the Method of Lines (MOL) which enables implicit time-integration at all splitting stages was used for the solution of conservation equations. The solution of elliptic pressure equation for the determination of pressure field was performed by a multi-grid solver (MUDPACK package). Radiation calculations were carried out by coupling previously developed gray and non-gray radiation models with the algorithm. A first order (global) reaction mechanism was employed to account for the chemistry. The predictions of the algorithm for the following test cases: i) non-isothermal turbulent pipe flow and ii) laminar methane-air diffusion flame; were benchmarked against experimental data and numerical solutions available in the literature and the capability of the code to predict transient solutions was demonstrated on these test cases. Favorable agreements were obtained for both test cases. The effect of radiation and non-gray treatment of the radiative properties were investigated on the second test case. It was found that incorporation of radiation has significant effect on Temeprature and velocity fields but its effect is limited in species predictions. Executions with both radiation models revealed that the non-gray radiation model considered in the present study produces similar results with the gray model at a considerably higher computational cost. The algorithm developed was found to be an efficient and versatile tool for the timedependent simulation of different flow scenarios constitutes the initial steps towards the computation of transient turbulent combustion
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A. B. Uygur, “A non-iterative pressure based algorithm for the computation of reacting radiating flows,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2007.