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PeleLM-FDF Large Eddy Simulator of Hydrocarbon Turbulent Combustion

Aitzhan, Aidyn (2022) PeleLM-FDF Large Eddy Simulator of Hydrocarbon Turbulent Combustion. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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A new computational methodology, termed "PeleLM-FDF" is developed and utilized for high fidelity large eddy simulation (LES) of complex turbulent combustion systems. This methodology is constructed via a hybrid scheme combining the Eulerian PeleLM base flow solver, with the Lagrangian Monte Carlo simulator of the filtered density function (FDF) for the subgrid scale reactive scalars. The resulting computational methodology is capable of simulating some of the most intricate physics of complex turbulence-combustion interactions. This is demonstrated by LES of a non-premixed CO/H2 temporally evolving jet flame. The chemistry is modelled via a skeletal kinetics model, and the results are appraised via detail a posteriori comparisons against direct numerical simulation (DNS) data of the same flame. Excellent agreements are observed for the time evolution of various statistics of the thermo-chemical quantities, including the manifolds of the multi-scalar mixing. The new methodology is capable of capturing the complex phenomena of flame-extinction and re-ignition at a 1/512 of the computational cost of the DNS. The high fidelity and the computational affordability of the new PeleLM-FDF solver warrants its consideration for LES of practical turbulent combustion systems.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Aitzhan, Aidynaia29@pitt.eduaia290000-0001-9524-8989
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairGivi,
Committee CoChairNouri,
Committee MemberDay,
Committee MemberBabaee,
Committee MemberSenocak,
Date: 16 January 2022
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 4 November 2021
Approval Date: 16 January 2022
Submission Date: 12 November 2021
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 71
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Swanson School of Engineering > Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Large eddy simulation, filtered density function, complex chemistry, low Mach turbulent combustion, high performance computing
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2022 16:09
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2022 16:09


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