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http://hdl.handle.net/10985/21600
Simulation of Wood Combustion in PATO Using a Detailed Pyrolysis Model Coupled to fireFoam
SCANDELLI, Hermes; AHMADI-SENICHAULT, Azita; LACHAUD, Jean; RICHARD, Franck
The numerical simulation of fire propagation requires capturing the coupling between wood pyrolysis, which leads to the production of various gaseous species, and the combustion of these species in the flame, which produces the energy that sustains the pyrolysis process. Experimental and numerical works of the fire community are targeted towards improving the description of the pyrolysis process to better predict the rate of production and the chemical nature of the pyrolysis gases. We know that wood pyrolysis leads to the production of a large variety of chemical species: water, methane, propane, carbon monoxide and dioxide, phenol, cresol, hydrogen, etc. With the idea of being able to capitalize on such developments to study more accurately the physics of fire propagation, we have developed a numerical framework that couples a detailed three-dimensional pyrolysis model and fireFoam. In this article, we illustrate the capability of the simulation tool by treating the combustion of a wood log. Wood is considered to be composed of three phases (cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin), each undergoing parallel degradation processes leading to the production of methane and hydrogen. We chose to simplify the gas mixture for this first proof of concept of the coupling of a multi-species pyrolysis process and a flame. In the flame, we consider two separate finite-rate combustion reactions for methane and hydrogen. The flame evolves during the simulation according to the concentration of the two gaseous species produced from the material. It appears that introducing different pyrolysis species impacts the temperature and behavior of the flame.
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 00:00:00 GMThttp://hdl.handle.net/10985/216002021-01-01T00:00:00ZSCANDELLI, HermesAHMADI-SENICHAULT, AzitaLACHAUD, JeanRICHARD, FranckThe numerical simulation of fire propagation requires capturing the coupling between wood pyrolysis, which leads to the production of various gaseous species, and the combustion of these species in the flame, which produces the energy that sustains the pyrolysis process. Experimental and numerical works of the fire community are targeted towards improving the description of the pyrolysis process to better predict the rate of production and the chemical nature of the pyrolysis gases. We know that wood pyrolysis leads to the production of a large variety of chemical species: water, methane, propane, carbon monoxide and dioxide, phenol, cresol, hydrogen, etc. With the idea of being able to capitalize on such developments to study more accurately the physics of fire propagation, we have developed a numerical framework that couples a detailed three-dimensional pyrolysis model and fireFoam. In this article, we illustrate the capability of the simulation tool by treating the combustion of a wood log. Wood is considered to be composed of three phases (cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin), each undergoing parallel degradation processes leading to the production of methane and hydrogen. We chose to simplify the gas mixture for this first proof of concept of the coupling of a multi-species pyrolysis process and a flame. In the flame, we consider two separate finite-rate combustion reactions for methane and hydrogen. The flame evolves during the simulation according to the concentration of the two gaseous species produced from the material. It appears that introducing different pyrolysis species impacts the temperature and behavior of the flame.Computation of the Permeability Tensor of Non-Periodic Anisotropic Porous Media from 3D Images
http://hdl.handle.net/10985/22942
Computation of the Permeability Tensor of Non-Periodic Anisotropic Porous Media from 3D Images
SCANDELLI, Hermes; AHMADI-SENICHAULT, Azita; LEVET, C.; LACHAUD, Jean
The direct proportionality between the flow rate and the pressure gradient of creeping flows was experimentally discovered by H. Darcy in the 19th century and theoretically justified a couple of decades ago using upscaling methods such as volume averaging or homogenization. X-ray computed micro-tomography (CMT) and pore-scale numerical simulations are increasingly used to estimate the permeability of porous media. However, the most general case of non-periodic anisotropic porous media still needs to be completely numerically defined. Pore-scale numerical methods can be split into two families. The first family is based on a direct resolution of the flow solving the Navier–Stokes equations under the assumption of creeping flow. The second one relies on the resolution of an indirect problem—such as the closure problem derived from the volume averaging theory. They are known to provide the same results in the case of periodic isotropic media or when dealing with representative element volumes. To address the most general case of non-periodic anisotropic porous media, we have identified four possible numerical approaches for the first family and two for the second. We have compared and analyzed them on three-dimensional generated geometries of increasing complexity, based on sphere and cylinder arrangements. Only one, belonging to the first family, has been proved to remain rigorously correct in the most general case. This has been successfully applied to a high-resolution 3D CMT of Carcarb, a carbon fiber preform used in the thermal protection systems of space vehicles. The study concludes with a detailed analysis of the flow behavior (streamlines and vorticity). A quantitative technique based on a vorticity criterion to determine the characteristic length of the material is proposed. Once the characterized length is known, the critical Reynolds number can be estimated and the physical limit of the creeping regime identified.
Wed, 13 Apr 2022 00:00:00 GMThttp://hdl.handle.net/10985/229422022-04-13T00:00:00ZSCANDELLI, HermesAHMADI-SENICHAULT, AzitaLEVET, C.LACHAUD, JeanThe direct proportionality between the flow rate and the pressure gradient of creeping flows was experimentally discovered by H. Darcy in the 19th century and theoretically justified a couple of decades ago using upscaling methods such as volume averaging or homogenization. X-ray computed micro-tomography (CMT) and pore-scale numerical simulations are increasingly used to estimate the permeability of porous media. However, the most general case of non-periodic anisotropic porous media still needs to be completely numerically defined. Pore-scale numerical methods can be split into two families. The first family is based on a direct resolution of the flow solving the Navier–Stokes equations under the assumption of creeping flow. The second one relies on the resolution of an indirect problem—such as the closure problem derived from the volume averaging theory. They are known to provide the same results in the case of periodic isotropic media or when dealing with representative element volumes. To address the most general case of non-periodic anisotropic porous media, we have identified four possible numerical approaches for the first family and two for the second. We have compared and analyzed them on three-dimensional generated geometries of increasing complexity, based on sphere and cylinder arrangements. Only one, belonging to the first family, has been proved to remain rigorously correct in the most general case. This has been successfully applied to a high-resolution 3D CMT of Carcarb, a carbon fiber preform used in the thermal protection systems of space vehicles. The study concludes with a detailed analysis of the flow behavior (streamlines and vorticity). A quantitative technique based on a vorticity criterion to determine the characteristic length of the material is proposed. Once the characterized length is known, the critical Reynolds number can be estimated and the physical limit of the creeping regime identified.