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Fuel–air mixing in a gas turbine combustor

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posted on 26.06.2018, 08:57 by Matt Capper
Lean premixed combustion is widely used for gas turbines in the power generation industry, these conditions decrease NOx production through a reduction in flame temperature and potential for local hot spots. However, these conditions are also susceptible to instabilities, in literature the mechanisms of these instabilities have been investigated through physical experiments, numerical investigations and simulations. This thesis reviews the instability mechanisms and identifies the mixing quality as a key area for further development using traditional and novel diagnostic techniques to measure temporal and spatial velocity and concentration variations. [Continues.]

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EPRSC

E.ON SE

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Publisher

Loughborough University

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© M.J. Capper

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2018

Notes

A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.

Language

en

Qualification name

PhD

Qualification level

Doctoral

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