Development of a Turbulent Combustion Code for Industrial Applications

TANIT - 8835

Keywords computational fluid dynamics, modelling, simulation

Start Date: not yet known / Duration: 36 months / Status: contract not yet signed

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combustion modelling supporting the prediction of process emission characteristics

Objectives and Approach

Important industrial applications for the simulation of the combustion process include the design of:

The code needs to support detailed modelling of chemical reactions with turbulence to handle the non-linear effects of turbulent fluctuations on chemical kinetics. Parallel HPC platforms are required to provide the necessary computing power needed for detailed and complex simulation models. Portability to a variety of platforms will be ensured by using FORTRAN along with message passing standards, and will be demonstrated by targeting two systems (Meiko CS-2 and IBM SP-1/workstation cluster) during the project.

Two existing sequential codes, providing very accurate modelling of chemical reaction kinetics and turbulent flow, provide the baseline for the project. As well as porting to parallel machines, functionalities will be improved in several areas:

Comparison with experiments will test predictive capabilities.

It is intended that the code will be marketed commercially from the end of the project, and care will be taken to ensure that all requirements for such exploitation are met during the project. The project goal will be to create a reliable, predictive tool that allows industrial users to reduce cost and time of design, time-to-market and production costs for new or improved products using turbulent combustion.


C. Bruno
CRS4 S.C. a R.L.
Via Nazario Sauro 10
I-09123 Cagliari
tel: +39 70 27 96 302
fax: +39 70 27 96 255


CRS4 S.C. a R.L. [I]
Alfa Romeo Avio S.A.p.A. [I]
Centro Informazioni Studi Esperienze (CISE) [I]
Institute of Chemical Engineering and High Temperature Chemical Processes [GR]
Meiko Ltd [UK]
Nouvo Pignone S.p.A. [I]
University of Southampton Parallel Applications Centre [UK]

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TANIT - 8835, December 1993

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