Modelling of a bluff-body nonpremixed flame using a coupled radiation/flamelet combustion model

A coupled radiation/flamelet combustion modelling technique is applied to the simulation of a bluff-body flame. Radiation heat transfer is incorporated into the laminar flamelet model for turbulent combustion through the enthalpy defect. A new method is developed for generating flamelet library with enthalpy defect. The radiation within the flame is modelled using a ray tracing approach based on the discrete transfer method. The predicted results are compared with the reported experimental data. Comparison shows that the effects of radiative heat transfer on the temperature and major species are small for the flame considered. However, a significant improvement in the prediction of OH is achieved when radiation heat transfer is included.