Ansaldo Energia is a leading company in the field of thermoelectric power plants production and maintenance. Ansaldo Energia works together with Dacolt on investigating various combustion models in ANSYS® FLUENT®, with an ultimate goal to improve the prediction of NOx emissions.
Amongst others, three test cases from literature are under investigation:
- An academic premixed flame test case
- An academic non-premixed flame test case
- A semi-academic model gas turbine combustor
The image below illustrates the precessing vortex core (PVC) from the model gas turbine combustor cold flow simulations, captured with a URANS methodology.