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Conference Proceeding

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Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

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XSEDE '14: Proceedings of the 2014 Annual Conference on Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment

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This study reports development and validation of two parallel flame solvers with soot models based on the open-source computation fluid dynamics (CFD) toolbox code OpenF0AM. First, a laminar flame solver is developed and validated against experimental data. A semi-empirical two-equation soot model and a detailed soot model using a method of moments with interpolative closure (MOMIC) are implemented in the laminar flame solver. An optically thin radiation model including gray soot radiation is also implemented. Preliminary results using these models show good agreement with experimental data for the laminar axisymmetric diffusion flame studied. Second, a turbulent flame solver is developed using Reynolds-averaged equations and transported probability density function (tPDF) method. The MOMIC soot model is implemented on this turbulent solver. A sophisticated photon Monte-Carlo (PMC) model with line-by-line spectral radiation database for modeling is also implemented on the turbulent solver. The validation of the turbulent solver is under progress. Both the solvers show good scalability for a moderate-sized chemical mechanism, and can be expected to scale even more strongly when larger chemical mechanisms are used.


Accepted version. "Detailed Computational Modeling of Laminar and Turbulent Sooting Flames," published as a part of the proceedings of the conference XSEDE '14: Proceedings of the 2014 Annual Conference on Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, Article 12 (July 2014). DOI. © 2014 the Authors, publication rights licensed to ACM. Used with permission.

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