This paper describes an analytical and experimental investigation to enhance combustion system operability using side branch resonators. First, a simplified model of the combustion system dynamics is developed in which the large amplitude pressure oscillations encountered at the operability limit are viewed as limit cycle oscillations of an initially linear instability. Under this assumption, increasing the damping of the small amplitude combustion system dynamics will increase combustor operability. The model is then modified to include side branch resonators. The parameters describing the side branch resonators and their coupling to the combustion system are identified, and their influence on system stability is examined. The parameters of the side branch resonator are optimized to maximize damping augmentation and frequency robustness. Secondly, the model parameters for the combustor and side branch resonator dynamics are identified from experimental data. The analytical model predicts the observed trends in combustor operability as a function of the resonator parameters and is shown to be a useful guide in developing resonators to improve the operability of combustion systems. [S0742-4795(00)00602-5]
Combustion System Damping Augmentation With Helmholtz Resonators
Contributed by the International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER. Paper presented at the International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2–5, 1998; ASME Paper 98-GT-268. Manuscript received by IGTI March 8, 1998; final revision received by the ASME Headquarters October 20, 1999. Associate Technical Editor: R. Kielb.
Gysling , D. L., Copeland , G. S., McCormick , D. C., and Proscia, W. M. (October 20, 1999). "Combustion System Damping Augmentation With Helmholtz Resonators ." ASME. J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. April 2000; 122(2): 269–274. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.483205
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