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Describing Function Analysis of Limit Cycles in a Multiple Flame Combustor

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Frédéric Boudy, Daniel Durox, Thierry Schuller, Grunde Jomaas, Sébastien Candel

Ecole Centrale Paris, Châtenay-Malabry, France

Paper No. GT2010-22372, pp. 301-311; 11 pages
  • ASME Turbo Expo 2010: Power for Land, Sea, and Air
  • Volume 2: Combustion, Fuels and Emissions, Parts A and B
  • Glasgow, UK, June 14–18, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4397-0 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3872-3
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


A recently developed nonlinear Flame Describing Function (FDF) is used to analyze combustion instabilities in a system where the feeding manifold has a variable size and where the flame is confined by quartz tubes of variable length. Self-sustained combustion oscillations are observed when the geometry is changed. Regimes of oscillation are characterized at the limit cycle and also during the onset of oscillations. Theoretical predictions of the oscillation frequencies and levels are obtained using the FDF. This generalizes the concept of flame transfer function by including a dependence on the frequency and on the level of oscillation. Predictions are compared with experimental results for two different lengths of the confinement tube. These results are in turn used to predict most of the experimentally observed phenomena and in particular the correct oscillation levels and frequencies at limit cycles.

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