Exergy analysis of an air-blasted combustor: an application for atmospheric test rig condition
by Ahmet Topal; Onder Turan; Sitki Uslu; M. Ziya Sogut
International Journal of Exergy (IJEX), Vol. 20, No. 1, 2016

Abstract: Combustion of fuel finds its importance in heating, power production and transportation. The main objective of this study is to assess the performance of an air-blasted combustor using the exergy at different combustor exit temperatures (T4). Exergetic metrics of the combustor in a test rig were made between 1,100 < T4 ≤ 1500K. JP8 kerosene-type fuel was used for analysis. For the combustor, exergy efficiency was calculated to be between 49.3% and 59.4%. Furthermore, greatest exergy destruction is found at highest combustor exit temperature (138.7 kW at 1500 K), while the lower exergy destructions are found at 1102 K with the value of 90.7 kW. The methodology and the results of this study can be beneficial for further improvement, and development of similar combustor systems for designers.

Online publication date: Fri, 20-May-2016

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