A PDF/photon Monte Carlo method for radiative heat transfer in turbulent flames

Liangyu Wang, Daniel C. Haworth, Michael F. Modest

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Abstract

Thermal radiation plays a dominant role in heat transfer for most combustion systems. Accurate predictions of radiative heat transfer are essential for the correct determination of flame temperature, flame structure, and pollutant emissions in combustion simulations. In turbulent flames, transported probability density function (PDF) methods provide a reliable treatment of nonlinear processes such as chemical reactions and radiative emission. Here a second statistical approach, a photon Monte Carlo (PMC) method, is employed to solve the radiative transfer equation (RTE). And a state-of-the-art model for spectral radiative properties, the full-spectrum k-distribution (FSK) method, is employed. The FSK method provides an efficient and accurate approach for spectral integration in radiation calculations. The resulting model is applied to simulate radiation and turbulence/radiation interactions in nonluminous turbulent non-premixed jet flames. The initial results reported here emphasize sensitivities of computed results to variations in the physical and numerical models. Results with versus without radiation, results obtained using two different RTE solvers, and results with a gray-gas approximation versus a spectral FSK method are compared.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, HT 2005
Pages741-745
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, HT 2005 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 17 2005Jul 22 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference
Volume1

Other

Other2005 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, HT 2005
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period7/17/057/22/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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