Abstract

This paper presents measurements of 10 kHz OH planar laser induced fluorescence (PLIF) with an objective to study the interaction of effusion cooling with the flame and hot combustion products in the liquid fueled combustor. The combustor rig is a single sector representation a rich-burn/quick-quench/lean-burn (RQL) configuration. It consists of a swirl nozzle, dilution, and effusion jets. The rig is operated under realistic aircraft conditions, including elevated combustor inlet temperature, and elevated pressure. The PLIF laser sheet was arranged perpendicular and parallel to the liner at distinct liner locations. Parametric variations of important parameters, namely equivalence ratio, and effusion cooling air blowing ratio are conducted to investigate their effect on flame-effusion jet interactions. The PLIF images were analyzed using several data reduction techniques to de-noise the images and identify patterns in the effusion jet-flame interactions. Results show that the effusion jets are highly unsteady, interacting strongly with the turbulent flame from the swirl nozzle and the dilution jets. This work is an extension of recent effusion film mixing studies that were performed with acetone PLIF under non-reacting conditions.

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