DOI: 15, 2021Proceedings Paper

Analysis of the Heat Transfer Within Combustor Liners Using a Combined Monte Carlo and Two-Flux Method

Andressa L. Johnson, Xinyu Zhao


One of the consequences of increasing the efficiency of gas turbine combustors is the higher combustion temperatures within the chamber. Advances on managing larger heat loads have been made to protect the combustor wall and turbines. Among those are thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) deposited on metal walls and forced air cooling such as through effusion holes. Historically, both the flame and TBCs have received a simplified gray treatment using effective absorptivities and emissivities. However, studies have shown that the gray analysis can considerably under-predict the cold metal side temperature resulting in misguided combustor life estimates. In this study, non-gray radiation is compared to gray and black radiation by combining three-dimensional Monte Carlo Ray Tracing (MCRT) solution of non-gray flames in a model gas turbine combustor to one-dimensional energy balance within combustor liners. A recent large eddy simulation (LES) of a gas turbine combustor is analyzed, where both gray and non-gray models are exercised. A two-band spectral model is employed for the TBC, where a translucent band and an opaque band are identified. A line-by-line treatment for gas-phase radiation is adopted, and the incident radiative energy on...Continue Reading

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