Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Ralph A. Anthenien, PhD
Laser Doppler Velocimeter (LDV) experiments have been conducted within the cavity of an atmospheric pressure, small scale, Ultra Compact Combustor (UCC). The UCC uses highly swirled flow in a cavity around the outside periphery of the combustor to generate high centripetal acceleration in the fluid. This enhances mixing and leads to a very short axial flame length. Additionally, due to the circumferential velocity, much of the residence time required by the flame is provided by the circumference of the engine rather than axial length as in conventional combustors.
DTIC Accession Number
Quaale, Ryan J., "Experimental Results for a High Swirl, Ultra Compact Combustor for Gas Turbine Engines" (2003). Theses and Dissertations. 4147.