Effective use of DOLFA (database for on-line function approximation) for chemistry acceleration in turbulent combustion CFD

Yongzhe Zhang, Rajesh Rawat, Ivana Veljkovic, Paul Plassmann, Daniel Connell Haworth

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Abstract

Multidimensional CFD has been widely used to improve the design of practical combustors. It is important to include a detailed chemical mechanism for an accurate representation of real combustion processes. However, this may lead to huge computational costs when the chemical source term is computed with conventional direct-integration (DI) method. DOLFA (Database for On-Line Function Approximation), a storage-retrieval scheme, has been developed to accelerate the chemistry calculation. This paper demonstrates the performance of DOLFA and systematically studies the effects of control parameters including error tolerance, scale factors, reduced tabulation variables, maximum database size and CleanDelete value. Numerical experiments show that the choices of these parameters greatly affect accuracy and performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: Jan 7 2008Jan 10 2008

Publication series

Name46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit

Other

Other46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit
CountryUnited States
CityReno, NV
Period1/7/081/10/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering

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    Zhang, Y., Rawat, R., Veljkovic, I., Plassmann, P., & Haworth, D. C. (2008). Effective use of DOLFA (database for on-line function approximation) for chemistry acceleration in turbulent combustion CFD. In 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit [2008-0512] (46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit).