Annasaheb Dange College of Engineering and Technology, Ashta - 416301, Maharashtra, India
Department of Aerospace Engineering, MIT School of Engineering, MIT ADT University, Pune - 412201, Maharashtra, India
This paper aims to study the effect of a pylon mounted cavity-based flameholder on the combustor flow characteristics. Computational analysis of two different models of flameholder configurations is performed. The novel cavity design 110_90 has a fore-wall ramp angle of 110 degrees and an aft-wall ramp angle of 90 degrees and this design which shows a comparatively better combustor performance is adopted and mounted with a pylon. The flow features over the high performance base cavity 110_90 is compared with the flow features obtained by adding a pylon on the upstream of the base cavity. The two cases are compared qualitatively as well as quantitatively based on the temperature distribution, pressure distribution, recirculation zones and drag experienced by the model. These compared parameters helped us to identify whether the mentioned combination is favorable and augments the flameholder performance.