Eindhoven University of Technology

As an ESTiMatE project partner, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is primarily responsible for the following contributions:

Development of sectional soot model for particle size distribution and implementation in CHEM1D

During this activity, the sectional soot model will be developed and implemented in the in-house flame code CHEM1D, coupled with detailed gas-phase chemistry and validated for test cases available in the literature.

Coupling chemistry and developed sectional soot model with FGM method for applications to LES 

During this activity, this sectional model will be coupled with FGM tabulated chemistry for laminar and turbulent flame applications. Different FGM-soot coupling strategies, such as multi-stage FGM approach will be evaluated in terms of accuracy and computational efficiency. The FGM-sectional soot model coupling will be incorporated in BSC's computational platform through collaborative efforts such that the developed framework would be compatible with the CFD code of the ITD.

Validation of the soot models on turbulent flames at low TRL test rigs, single sector rig, full annular configuration using LES, and computational performance analysis of the code

This activity is dedicated to the numerical simulations using the LES in the combination of FGM tabulated chemistry for the assessment of the soot prediction in low TRL test rigs. The test rigs correspond to a turbulent diffusion flame on a counter-flow rig and a swirling configuration respectively. The validation study will be conducted with the experimental data provided by partners form the project consortium. Efforts will also be dedicated to the analysis of the computational performance of the LES.

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