MoST: Multi-scale modification of swirling combustion for optimized gas turbines

Project aim:

The idea of this project is to optimize low swirl burners by adding resonant mixing perturbations. To that end both practical and fundamental research is needed. Physical experiments are crucial to find out a priori the resonant regimes in actual combustors under realistic conditions, in which the low swirl stabilization concept works with good specifications. The experiments will provide data for validation of the findings of the numerical simulations. Numerical simulation by means of DNS and LES, is an essential tool to understand the complex flame dynamics