CCS and Power Systems
Advanced Energy Systems - Hydrogen Turbines
Predictive Large Eddy Simulation Modeling and Validation of Turbulent Flames and Flashback in Hydrogen Enriched Gas Turbines
Performer: University of Texas at Austin
Project No: FE0012053
The overall objective of the project is to develop predictive computational models for large eddy simulations (LES) for capturing flame flashback and propagation in high-hydrogen content fuels in high-pressure gas turbines. The focus will be on two key topics: behavior of high-pressure turbulent flames with and without equivalence ratio variations, and flashback propagation through a turbulent boundary layer. The predictive accuracy of the models for gas turbine operating conditions will be demonstrated using a combination of targeted experiments, legacy data, and high-resolution direct numerical simulation (DNS) data.
Time sequence of flame luminosity during flashback
of a methane-hydrogen swirl flame.