Project No: FE0007465
Performer: Regents of the University of Michigan


Contacts

Richard A. Dennis
Technology Manager, Turbines
National Energy Technology Laboratory
3610 Collins Ferry Road
P.O. Box 880
Morgantown, WV 26507-0880
304-285-4515
richard.dennis@netl.doe.gov

Mark C. Freeman
Project Manager
National Energy Technology Laboratory
626 Cochrans Mill Road
P.O. Box 10940
Pittsburgh, PA 15236-0940
412-386-6094
mark.freeman@netl.doe.gov

Margaret S. Wooldridge
Principal Investigator
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Departments
University of Michigan
2350 Hayward Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125
734-936-0349
mswool@umich.edu

Duration
Award Date:  10/01/2011
Project Date:  09/30/2015

Cost
DOE Share: $499,998.00
Performer Share: $135,563.00
Total Award Value: $635,561.00

Performer website: Regents of the University of Michigan - http://www.umich.edu

Advanced Energy Systems - Hydrogen Turbines

Fundamental Studies to Enable Robust, Reliable, Low Emission Gas Turbine Combustion of High Hydrogen Content Fuels

Project Description

At the University of Michigan’s Rapid Compression Facility (RCF), experiments will be conducted to extend the high-quality, low-uncertainty experimental database of high hydrogen content (HHC) combustion kinetic benchmarks over a range of operating conditions, including pressures (10–25 atmospheres), temperatures (700–1700K), and the effects of dilution with exhaust gases (where uncertainties in third body coefficients become particularly important). Flammability limits and flame/auto-ignition inter-actions will be determined computationally and experimentally. The RCF data will provide rigorous targets for development of accurate, well validated, detailed, and reduced chemical kinetic reaction mechanisms for HHC combustion, including nitrogen oxide (NOx) chemistry.

University of Michigan Rapid Compression Facility.


Program Background and Project Benefits

This project will expand the experimental database of high hydrogen content (HHC) combustion kinetic benchmarks. Improving benchmark data for HHC fuels will improve the tools available for hydrogen combustor designs that will produce fewer emissions at higher temperatures. Specifically this project will conduct Rapid Compression Facility experiments to extend the high-quality, low-uncertainty experimental database of HHC combustion kinetic benchmarks at operating conditions including high pressures, high temperatures, and the effects of dilution with exhaust gases.


Accomplishments