A solution algorithm for the numerical calculation of isothermal fluid flow inside gas turbine combustors is presented. The finite‐volume method together with curvilinear non‐orthogonal coordinates and a non‐staggered grid arrangement is employed. Cartesian velocity components are chosen as dependent variables in the momentum equations. The turbulent flow inside the combustor is modelled by the k—ε turbulence model. The grid is generated by solving elliptic equations. This solution algorithm, which can be used on both can‐type and annular combustors, is tested on a water model can‐type combustor because of the availability of geometrical and experimental data for comparison.
MELAAEN, M.C. (1992), "THREE‐DIMENSIONAL NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF ISOTHERMAL FLUID FLOW IN GAS TURBINE COMBUSTORS", International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. 2 No. 5, pp. 441-454. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb017504
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