A Numerical Analysis of the NO Emission Characteristics in $CH_4/Air$ Counterflow Premix Flame

메탄/공기 대향류 예혼합화염의 NO 발생특성에 관한 수치해석

  • 조은성 (서울대학교 기계항공공학부) ;
  • 정석호 (서울대학교 기계항공공학부 대학원)
  • Published : 2004.12.31


Lean premix combustion is a best method in low $NO_x$ gas turbine combustor and we must know the characteristics of NO emission in high temperature and pressure condition in premix flame. Numerical analysis was performed to investigate the NO emission characteristics by adopting a counterflow as a model problem using detailed chemical kinetics. Methane $(CH_4)$ was used as a test fuel which is the main fuel of natural gas. The tested parameters were stretch rate, equivalence ratio, initial temperature, and pressure in premix flame. Results showed that NO emission was high in low stretch rate, near stoichiometric equivalence ratio, high initial temperature, and high pressure. Also, the pressure effect was sensitive in high temperature condition.