In the aerospace industry, reacting flows are seen everywhere from gas turbines, high-speed jet engines (ramjet,scramjet), afterburners and rocket engines (solid, liquid and hybrid).
STAR-CCM+ offers a comprehensive set of reacting flow models to properly simulate combustion in an efficient manner with detailed models for gas-phase, surface and particle chemistry.
STAR-CCM+ has a complete range of models compatible with RANS, DES and LES turbulence models to simulate a number of combustion scenarios such as:
The types of combustion models available in STAR-CCM+ are:
Eddy Break-Up (EBU) Model
Three variations of EBU models are present in STAR-CCM+ - standard, hybrid kinetics and combined time scale
Homogeneous Reactor Model
This model includes detailed chemistry descriptions and surface chemistry option for reactive surfaces
Coherent Flame Model (CFM)
Simulation of premixed flames where fuel and oxidizer are perfectly mixed before entering the computational domain can be achieved by the CFM model
Presumed Probability Density Function (PPDF) model
This model uses a presumed probability distribution (PPDF) to represent turbulent fluctuations in the reacting flow using a few parametric variables
Thickness Flame Model (TFM)
Primarily useful for Large Eddy Simulation (LES) combustion
In addition to the complete coverage of all combustion models, the ease-of-use for streamlined setup of complex reactions and handling of complex, un-simplified combustor geometries makes STAR-CCM+ a preferred solution for Combustion applications.