Title: Numerical modelling of solid fuel combustion processes using advanced CFD-based simulation tools

Authors: Uwe Schnell

Addresses: Institute of Process Engineering and Power Plant Technology, (Institut fur Verfahrenstechnik und Dampfkesselwesen, IVD), University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 23, D-70569 Stuttgart, Germany

Abstract: Computational modelling of combustion processes has been the subject of coninuous research at the Institute of Process Engineering and Power Plant Technology (IVD) over the last two decades. To this end, finite-volume-based computer codes have been developed. In the present paper, some fundamental ideas and approaches of the applied mathematical models and the numerical methods are described, followed by some examples of typical applications of the procedures with special emphasis on the validation of simulation results. These examples show that the application of combustion simulation codes has been extended to comprise a wide range of several different areas ranging from huge bituminous coal-fired utility boilers for electricity production to decentralised small-scale furnaces and tile stove heating inserts for domestic heating.

Keywords: combustion models; numerical simulation; stoves; utility boilers.

DOI: 10.1504/PCFD.2001.001485

Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An International Journal, 2001 Vol.1 No.4, pp.208-218

Published online: 04 Jul 2003 *

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