This course offers a hands-on introduction to CONVERGE for gas turbine combustion and combustor analysis. We will discuss how to set up liquid and gaseous fuels for gas turbines and discuss the use of the SAGE detailed chemistry solver, the thickened flame model, and the Flamelet Generated Manifold model for gas turbine applications. In addition, we will discuss wall temperature predictions with conjugate heat transfer; transient RANS and LES simulations and steady-state analysis in reacting and non-reacting cases; gas turbine ignition at high altitude, lean blow-out, and extinction; flashback; and emissions analysis for NOx, CO, and soot. Finally, we will examine some of the relevant kinetic analysis tools available in CONVERGE, including ignition delay, flamespeed, and adiabatic flame temperature calculators and the mechanism merge and reduction tools.
Introduction to CONVERGE (or equivalent introductory CONVERGE training course)