The TURBO-REFLEX partnership consists of 26 partners from nine different countries, including core representatives of the European Turbine Industry and leading european universities and research institutes.

Karlsruhe Institute for Technology Engler-Bunte-Institute

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is a higher education and research organisation with a total annual budget of about 840 million Euros. KIT was established in 2009 as merger of Universität Karlsruhe, and Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe. The Engler-Bunte-Institute with its Division of Combustion Technology (EBI-VBT) belongs to the department of Chemical Engineering at the KIT. The main research areas are aimed at phenomenological and theoretical studies concerning combustion devices in scales relevant to industrial application. Regarding turbulent premixed and diffusion flames, the main interests of research are ignition stability, burner load control as well as burn-out characteristics and pollutant emissions of industrial bluff body and swirl stabilized flames.

Role in the project

KIT's aim is to describe blow off of jet flames with advanced computational models. Models should include basic geometrical parameters such as duct diameter and dump ratio, as well as the effect of neighbouring pilot flames. This description is going to be used to model the low load behaviour of jet stabilized GT combustors to optimize part load performance.