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Simulation of Combustion in Porous Media With a Two-Energy Equation Model

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Marcelo J. S. deLemos, José E. A. Coutinho

Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica - ITA, São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil

Paper No. IMECE2011-63404, pp. 1581-1588; 8 pages
  • ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 4: Energy Systems Analysis, Thermodynamics and Sustainability; Combustion Science and Engineering; Nanoengineering for Energy, Parts A and B
  • Denver, Colorado, USA, November 11–17, 2011
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5490-7
  • Copyright © 2011 by ASME


This work presents numerical results for two-dimensional combustion of an air/methane mixture in inert porous media using turbulence and radiation models. Distinct energy equations are considered for the porous burner and for the fuel in it. Inlet velocity and excess air-to-fuel ratio are varied in order to analyze their effects on temperature and flame front location. The macroscopic equations for mass, momentum and energy are obtained based on the volume average concept. The numerical technique employed for discretizing the governing equations was the control volume method with a boundary-fitted non-orthogonal coordinate system. The SIMPLE algorithm was used to handle the pressure-velocity coupling. Results indicate that for high excess air values, the gas temperature peaks are reduced. Also, for the same conditions the flame front moves towards the exit of the burner. Results also indicate that the same flame front behavior occurs as the inlet velocity increases.

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