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Type: Conference paper
Title: Effect of jet inclination angle on the flow field within a Hybrid Solar Receiver Combustor
Author: Long, S.
Tian, Z.
Chinnici, A.
Lau, T.
Dally, B.
Nathan, G.
Citation: Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 2016 / pp.1-4
Publisher: AFM
Publisher Place: online
Issue Date: 2016
ISBN: 9781740523776
Conference Name: Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC) (05 Dec 2016 - 08 Dec 2016 : Perth)
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S. Long, Z.F. Tian, A. Chinnici, T.C.W. Lau, B.B. Dally, G.J. Nathan
Abstract: This paper reports on a systematic numerical study that investigates the interaction of four isothermal jets within an annular chamber under conditions relevant to a Hybrid Solar Receiver Combustor (HSRC). The HSRC features a cavity that is operable as a combustion chamber, an aperture to admit concentrated solar radiation into the chamber, multiple burners to direct a flame into the chamber, and a heat exchanger within it to absorb the heat from both energy sources (depending on the mode of operation). The HSRC geometry is simplified in this study to include a cylindrical cavity with four jets, representing the burners, which are configured in an annular arrangement and aligned at an angle to the axis. The aperture to the cavity is closed while the four jets interact with each other and with the cavity wall. The jet inclination angle ( ) was varied from 0° to 90°, while the jet Reynolds number and the number of jets were fixed at =15,000 and 4, respectively. The numerical study utilised the commercial Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) code ANSYS CFX. The results show that the significantly influences the flow field with smaller (0°≤ <10°) leading to a strong inward annular recirculation while larger (10°≤ <90°) generates an outward annular recirculation with a strong back-flow through the aperture plane. Four flow regimes were identified, namely: inward recirculation dominant flow (0°≤ <10°); outward recirculation dominant flow(10°≤ <40°); outward recirculation with back-flow(40°≤ <60°); and jet impinging flow (60°≤ <90°). The findings are presented and discussed with relevance to heat transfer within the HSRC.
Description: Paper 468
Rights: Commencing with 19AFMC, the Society holds copyright to papers which appear in the Proceedings. Prior to that, copyright resides with authors of the papers.
RMID: 0030071829
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