Flow structure and flame stability in an opposite flow micro can combustor with a baffle plate

Yuji Yahagi, Masaki Sekiguti, Kenjiro Suzuki

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This paper is fundamental studies concerning with micro combustor for a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) combined with a micro gas turbine (MGT) hybrid system of 20 kW class home cogeneration system. Proposed micro combustor has a baffle plate having multi air holes located annularly and an opposite arrangement single fuel nozzle in the center. The flow structure and the flame stability mechanism were investigated experimentally. The flow structures are measured by using a particle image velocimetry (PIV). The baffle plate is effective in incurring 3D flow recirculation, maintaining intensive turbulence, and enhancing the mixing for the both flow arrangements is useful to make the combustor compact. Potentials and directions for future research of the micro can combustor with a baffle plate are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th US Combustion Meeting 2007
PublisherCombustion Institute
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781604238112
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event5th US Combustion Meeting 2007 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 2007 Mar 252007 Mar 28

Publication series

Name5th US Combustion Meeting 2007


Other5th US Combustion Meeting 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Mechanical Engineering


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