Development and scale effects of small Swiss-roll combustors

Nam Il Kim, Satoshi Aizumi, Takeshi Yokomori, Soichiro Kato, Toshiro Fujimori, Kaoru Maruta

研究成果: Conference article査読

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The configuration of Swiss-roll was adopted as a promising structure for the development of sub-millimetre scale combustors. In this study, the scaling effects are investigated both experimentally and analytically. Based on our first proto-type (64 mm in diameter), scaled-down combustors (45 mm) with different design parameters were fabricated; diameter of the combustor, top plate thickness, channel size and combustor material. A simple one-dimensional analytical model was constructed to interpret the combustion characteristics of the Swiss-roll combustors. Two energy equations for combustor body and mixture, along with species equations employing two-step global reaction model were solved. In spite of the simplicity of the present model, important characteristics of the combustors such as upper and lower flammability limits, effect of cap thickness on flammability limits were predicted well. Based on the analytical results, several smaller coin-size combustors (diameter 26 and 20 mm) were additionally developed and their characteristics were investigated. This study shows that the effects of design parameters are important in the practical development of smaller combustors.

ジャーナルProceedings of the Combustion Institute
31 II
出版ステータスPublished - 2007
イベント31st International Symposium on Combustion - Heidelberg, Germany
継続期間: 2006 8 52006 8 11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 化学工学(全般)
  • 機械工学
  • 物理化学および理論化学


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