Reduced carbon emissions call for higher machine efficiency, often demanding higher firing temperatures. Combustor designers must generate and manage these temperatures while minimizing other emissions, including NOx, SOx, soot and unburned hydrocarbons, across a broad operating range. The downstream turbine requires a well-mixed flow stream, without hot streaks that could damage blades.
ANSYS engineering simulation tools enable complete combustor simulation. Modern combustion models together with the widest-available range of RANS- and LES-based turbulence models facilitate simulation scalability to any desired level of fidelity. Accurate chemistry and reaction models complete the combustion process set. Our powerful meshers accelerate construction of complex models typical of modern combustors, enabling detailed capture of complex cooling and mixing flows. Thermal effects are captured both in CFD and structural simulations, with streamlined communication between the two. ANSYS tools are HPC optimized for modern clusters, enabling simulation of the largest models.