Simulation of an industrial burner

Pieter van Heerbeek

Site of the project:
DLF Sustainable
Postbus 1077
2600 BB Delft

start of the project: February 2007

In December 2007 the Interim Thesis has been appeared and a presentation has been given.

The Master project has been finished in July 2008 by the completion of the Masters Thesis and a final poster presentation has been given. There are videos available from an industrial burner and the Rijke tube.

For working address etc. we refer to our alumnipage.

Summary of the master project:
DLF Sustainable is a specialist in the field of thermodynamical applications. Examples are: sludge dryers/incinerators, heaters, food dryers, gasification units, etc.

One of our top products is the Pulsed Combustion Burner suitable for small and large power capacities. With this type of burner we achieve production increase as high as 40 % due to the extreme increase of heat exchange capacity. Depending on the application we achieve often a 10 tot 50 % saving on energy.

Advanced 5 MW pulsed combustion burner

In this master thesis project, research is planned to have a better understanding of the pulsed combustion burner. As a first start we investigate the modelling and simulation of a Rijke tube. Research questions are: enhancement of the efficiency, optimization of the geometry, understanding the frequency of the oscillations etc.

Rijke tube and simple model



Contact information: Kees Vuik

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