Large Eddy Simulation of Real Combustors

  • Thierry Poinsot
Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 517)


The examples presented in this chapter [308; 320] are illustrations of the concepts presented in the previous chapters. They correspond to recent numerical analysis of burners which are typical of most modern high-power combustion chambers, especially of gas turbines: the flame is stabilized by strongly swirled flows, the Reynolds numbers are large, the flow field sensitivity to boundary conditions is high, intense acoustic/combustion coupling can lead to self-sustained oscillations. Flames are stabilized by swirl. Swirl also creates specific flow patterns (a Central Toroidal Recirculation Zone called CTRZ) and instabilities (the Precessing Vortex Core called PVC).


Boundary Condition Reynolds Number Flow Field Fluid Dynamics Flow Pattern 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thierry Poinsot
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  1. 1.CNRS/Inst. de Mécanique des Fluides de ToulouseToulouseFrance

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