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Fuel-Air Mixing Effect on Nox Emissions for a Lean Premixed-Prevaporized Combustion SystemThe lean premixed-prevaporized (LPP) concept effectively meets low nitrogen oxides (NOx) emission requirements for combustors with the high inlet temperature and pressure typical of the High-Speed Civil Transport (HSCT). For the LPP system fuel-air mixture uniformity is probably the most important factor for low NOx emissions. Previous studies have suggested that the fuel-air mixture uniformity can be severely affected by changing the number and configuration of fuel injection points. Therefore, an experimental study was performed to determine how the number of fuel injection points and their arrangement affect NOx emissions from an LPP system. The NOx emissions were measured by a gas-sampling probe in a flame-tube rig at the following conditions: inlet temperature of 810 K (1000 F), rig pressure of 10 atm, reference velocity of 150 ft/s, and residence time near 0.005 s. Additionally, a focused Schlieren diagnostic technique coupled with a high speed camera was used to provide a qualitative description of the spatial flow field.
Lee, Chi-Ming (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH United States) Chun, Kue S. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH United States) Locke, Randy J. (NYMA, Inc. Brook Park, OH United States)
August 18, 2013
January 1, 1995
Aircraft Propulsion And Power