In this paper, a dynamic adaptive mesh refinement method is used in conjunction with a hybrid scale-resolving turbulence model to solve industrial combustion problems. The objective of the adaption method is to track and resolve characteristic turbulent structures arising from swirlers, pilot injectors and flame propagation in industrial burner configurations. By employing Polyhedral Unstructured Mesh Adaption (PUMA)® within Ansys Fluent® solver, local regions of mesh are refined to capture gradients in temperature, velocity and other key variables. For Scale-Resolving Simulations (SRS), highly refined meshes are required to resolve a sufficient range of turbulent scales. In this work, a strategy is proposed to evaluate the scale-resolving quality of the mesh and to refine it dynamically in a transient simulation. The condition used for adapting the mesh is based on the gradients of key variables such as temperature and velocity, whilst the large-scale eddies are resolved using an approach based on the LES mesh resolution index. This strategy is then applied to a series of test cases (a diffusion jet flame, a bluff-body premixed flame and a swirl stabilized flame), using the hybrid Stress-Blended Eddy Simulation (SBES) turbulence model and a Flamelet Generated Manifold (FGM) combustion model. The numerical results are compared with available experimental data, and the accuracy of the solutions is discussed.

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