### Abstract

Much progress has been made in large-eddy simulation (LES) of turbulent combustion in the last two decades, but a robust and cost-effective LES formulation is still lacking for turbulent combustion in practical configurations. In this paper, we present an assessment of different sgs models and the no sgs approach within the context of LES of a backward step combustor. Overall, the dynamic one equation eddy model behaves better than the WALE and one equation eddy models, in both reproducing main features and statistical quantities of the non-reactive and reactive flow fields. Increasing grid resolution does not necessarily improve the predictions. The results are largely dependent on whether the local flow is turbulence or combustion dominated. This implies that along with an adaptive grid refinement, an adaptive combustion model strategy is needed. In combustion simulation, applying only the first term in the series model is insufficient to well predict the dominating features and statistical quantities of the reacting flows. Thus, we suggest as future work the introduction of additional adaptive terms that will control the variance.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | Proceedings of the 8th European Combustion Meeting (ECM 2017) |

Place of Publication | Croatia |

Pages | 1-6 |

Number of pages | 6 |

Publication status | Published - 20 Apr 2017 |

Event | Proceedings of the 8th European Combustion Meeting (ECM 2017) - Dubrovnik, Croatia, 18-21 April 2017 Duration: 20 Apr 2017 → … |

### Conference

Conference | Proceedings of the 8th European Combustion Meeting (ECM 2017) |
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Period | 20/04/17 → … |

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Zeng, W., Vogiatzaki, K., Luo, K., & Navarro-Martinez, S. (2017). Assessment of Subgrid-Scale Model Effects on Large Eddy Simulation of a Back-Step Combustor. In

*Proceedings of the 8th European Combustion Meeting (ECM 2017)*(pp. 1-6).