A numerical study on the flow characteristics in the mixing region of the catalytic combustor
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Catalytic combustion is usually accomplished by a chemical reaction at the catalyst surface. Therefore, it is important that the fuel and air stream be well mixed and supplied uniformly. In this study, a perforated plate is used to enhance the mixing and flow uniformity for stable catalytic combustion. Also, a numerical simulation is performed to investigate the variation of flow characteristics according to various parameters. The results show that the uniformity of mixing and flow can be effectively improved for most of the cases by using a well-designed perforated plate.
KeywordsCatalytic combustor Flow characteristics Flow uniformity Numerical study
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