Safely combusting hydrogen (H2) in gas turbines, while still providing sufficient energy density, could help meet ever-increasing energy demands by making use of an economically attractive fuel supply. For instance, some of the electricity intermittently produced by some renewable energy sources such as wind and solar could be used to produce hydrogen, which is then used to power gas turbines (GT) to help meet peak energy demands, especially at times when the wind isn’t blowing and the sun isn’t shining.
By viewing this webcast, you will hear from guest presenter Anis Haj Ayed from B&B-AGEMA in Aachen, Germany, who is a subject-matter expert in the use of CFD for leading-edge GT combustion simulations. Anis shares the success story associated with his company’s ability to discover better designs, faster, ensuring the desired performance of innovative Dry Low NOx (DLN) micro-mix hydrogen combustors in modified gas turbines.
Traditional gas turbine combustors use large high energy density flames, whereas micro-mix combustors use many smaller flamelets or micro-flames in order to provide the desired energy density. Specifically, Anis will describe how the combined use of STAR-CCM+® and HEEDS/Optimate+ enabled B&B-AGEMA to: