HPC4E at ASME Turbo Expo 2016

ASME Turbo Expo is recognized as the must-attend event for turbomachinery professionals. The technical conference has a well-earned reputation for bringing together the best and brightest experts from around the world to share the latest in turbine technology, research, development, and application in the following topic areas: industrial gas turbines and aircraft engines, steam power plants, wind turbines, fans & blowers, organic Rankine cycle and supercritical CO2 cycle power systems. ASME Turbo Expo was held in Seoul (South Korea) from 13 to 17 June 2016.

HPC4E researcher Daniel Mira -from BSC- presented the results of a CFD benchmark between Alya and OpenFoam for the prediction of the reacting flow field of an industrial annular combustor designed by Siemens in collaboration with Siemens AG and the Thermal Engineering Department of the University of Twente. Results were discussed in terms of accuracy and predictability of the codes when compared to the experimental data. The analysis was also extended to evaluate the effects of heat losses by imposing different wall thermal conditions and its effects on temperature and pollutant emissions were described. The results indicate a good level of correlation for both codes with the experiments and demonstrated good velocity and scalar field predictions in complex combustion systems.

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