ULTRA-LEAN COMBUSTION AT HIGH INLET TEMPERATURES

Combustion at inlet-air temperatures of 1100 to 1250 exp 0 K was studied for application to advanced automotive gas turbine engines. Combustion was initiated by the hot environment, and therefore no external ignition source was used. Combustion was stabilized without a flameholder. The tests were performed in a 12-cm-diameter test section at a pressure of 2.5 x 10 exp 5 Pa, with reference velocities of 32 to 60 m/s and at maximum combustion temperatures of 1350 to 1850 exp 0 K. Number 2 diesel fuel was injected by means of a multiple-source fuel injector. Unburned hydrocarbons emissions were negligible for all test conditions. Nitrogen oxides emissions were less than 1.9 g NO sub 2 /kg fuel for combustion temperatures below 1680 exp 0 K. Carbon monoxide emissions were less than 16 g CO/kg fuel for combustion temperatures greater than 1600 exp 0 K, inlet-air temperatures higher than 1150 exp 0 K, and residence times greater than 4.3 ms. (ERA citation 06:009387)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • ASME gas turbine conference, Houston, TX, USA, 9 Mar 1981.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Navy

    The Pentagon
    Washington, DC  United States  20350

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, D N
  • Publication Date: 1981

Media Info

  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00336768
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-81640, CONF-810309-5
  • Contract Numbers: AT01-76CS51011
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM