Volume 14, Issue 5 (8-2014)                   Modares Mechanical Engineering 2014, 14(5): 83-90 | Back to browse issues page

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Hosseinalipour S M, Madadelahi M, Behravan A, Parvari M. 2D Simulation of Catalytic Radiant Counter-Diffusive Burners. Modares Mechanical Engineering. 2014; 14 (5) :83-90
URL: http://mme.modares.ac.ir/article-15-6949-en.html
1- Associate Professor/Iran university of science and technology
2- graduate student/ Iran university of science and technology
3- Ph.D student/ Iran university of science and technology
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A two dimensional numerical study is presented for steady state performance analysis of a catalytic radiant counter-diffusive burner. In these burners, the gaseous fuel enters from the rear of the burner and passes through the insulation and catalyst layers. The oxygen enters the catalyst layer from the burner surface and opposite to the fuel path. The reaction takes place over the catalyst layer. In this paper, the momentum, energy and species conservation equations in porous and non-porous media are solved using the finite element method in the COMSOL software. The simulations are based on proposed corrections on boundary conditions and combustion rate of methane equation. The simulation results compared with experimental measurements published in the literature for the same geometry and conditions which shows a considerable (10%) improvements. It is shown that diffusion of oxygen through the pad limits the catalytic combustion and controls the fuel conversion in the burner.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Combustion|Heat & Mass Transfer|CFD|Porous Media
Received: 2013/09/14 | Accepted: 2013/11/9 | Published: 2014/06/21

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