Recent concern over energy security and environmental considerations have highlighted the importance of finding alternative aviation fuels. Alternative fuels have been studied widely for automotive combustion, but now attention is focusing on the aircraft industry.
The research is focused on the CFD modelling of alternative fuels combustion in aircraft engine.The combustion process is investigated using a commercial CFD solver Fluent. With recent developments in processor speeds and solver improvements, CFD has been successfully validated and used as a tool for optimising combustor technology.
During research different turbulence and combustion models are studied for accuracy of combustion phenomena predictions, with special consideration to Large Eddy Simulation (LES) model in near future.