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Application of an advanced CFD-based analysis system to the PW6000 combustor to optimize exit temperature distribution-part I: Description and validation of the analysis tool

Malecki, RE and Rhie, CM and McKinney, RG and Ouyang, H and Syed, SA and Colket, MB and Madabhushi, RK (2001) Application of an advanced CFD-based analysis system to the PW6000 combustor to optimize exit temperature distribution-part I: Description and validation of the analysis tool. Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo, 2.

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Abstract

This paper is the first of two parts that describes an advanced CFD-based analysis system, developed at Pratt & Whitney, which has been used to optimize the PW6000 combustor exit temperature distribution. It utilizes a CFD calculation through the entire combustor domain to predict temperature distribution at the combustor exit. In this part, all components of the analysis system are presented, including the CAD and grid generation approach used to represent the complex combustor geometry, the core CFD solver, the Lagrangian fuel spray model, and the combustion model. In addition, the predictive capability of the system is established by comparing calculated exit temperature profiles to full annular rig test data for three aircraft gas turbine engine combustors: PW4090, PW4098, and a low-emissions technology development combustor. Comparisons of combustor airflow distribution and pressure drop are also presented to verify the accuracy of the tool. The paper demonstrates that the CFD-based analysis system is capable of calculating exit temperature distribution for a range of combustor configurations, and thus can be utilized as a predictive design tool. Part II demonstrates this predictive capability by applying the analysis tool to optimize the PW6000 combustor exit temperature distribution for turbine durability and life. Copyright © 2001 by ASME.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div D > Geotechnical and Environmental
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:05
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2019 02:28
DOI: 10.1115/2001-GT-0062