Combustion System Damping Augmentation With Helmholtz Resonators FREE

[+] Author Affiliations
D. L. Gysling, G. S. Copeland, D. C. McCormick, W. M. Proscia

United Technologies Research Center

Paper No. 98-GT-268, pp. V003T06A021; 8 pages
  • ASME 1998 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition
  • Volume 3: Coal, Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Combustion and Fuels; Oil and Gas Applications; Cycle Innovations
  • Stockholm, Sweden, June 2–5, 1998
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7864-4
  • Copyright © 1998 by ASME


This paper describes an analytical and experimental investigation to enhance combustion system operability using side branch resonators. First, a simplified model of the combustion system dynamics is developed in which the large amplitude pressure oscillations encountered at the operability limit are viewed as limit cycle oscillations of an initially linear instability. Under this assumption, increasing the damping of the small amplitude combustion system dynamics will increase combustor operability. The model is then modified to include side branch resonators. The parameters describing the side branch resonators and their coupling to the combustion system are identified, and their influence on system stability is examined. The parameters of the side branch resonator are optimized to maximize damping augmentation and frequency robustness.

Secondly, the model parameters for the combustor and side branch resonator dynamics are identified from experimental data. The analytical model predicts the observed trends in combustor operability as a function of the resonator parameters and is shown to be a useful guide in developing resonators to improve the operability of combustion systems.

Copyright © 1998 by ASME
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