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Proposing Institution

Institut für Technische Verbrennung, RWTH Aachen
Project Manager

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinz Pitsch
Templergraben 64
52066 Aachen
The recent rise of electricity production from renewable energy resources has increased the interest in storing excess energy into chemical energy by generating hydrogen via electrolysis. In times of demand, hydrogen can be burnt in gas turbines without any carbon dioxide emissions. However, the combustion process of hydrogen is fundamentally different from conventional fuels as its combustion leads to instabilities known as thermodiffusive combustion instabilities. These instabilities are yet not sufficiently well understood, so a large-scale Direct Numerical Simulation is proposed to provide valuable insights into the underlying physics. These insights will guide the development of new combustion models for Large-Eddy Simulations of thermodiffusively unstable flames. For model validation, the proposed simulation will provide an excellent and unique data base.

Impressum, Conny Wendler