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Simulation Technologies for Combustion Power Plants

Principal Investigator: Benedetto Risio, RECOM Services GmbH, Stuttgart (Germany)
HPC Platform: Hermit of HLRS

Concerns about the present global energy situation and the impacts of climate change are the driving forces for optimizing combustion power plants operation towards maximum efficiency, and thus minimizing the emission of greenhouse gases. Computational modelling of the combustion process in industrial scale combustion systems has become a key technology to achieve this ambitious goal. A prerequisite to successfully apply computational modelling to the optimization of industrial scale combustion equipment is the availability of a reliable combustion modelling technology. The 3D combustion simulation software RECOMAIOLOS, which is also used in research projects, is widely accepted in the power industry as a reliable combustion modelling technology because of the extensive validation with measurements of relevant quantities from industrial scale systems utilising a wide range of firing systems and fuels. However, the experience gained with RECOM-AIOLOS in the past decade shows that the computational demand for performing large scale simulations of combustion power plants are very high and can only be met by high-performance systems. GCS supercomputers contribute to the optimization of industrial combustion equipment and minimize the environmental impact of these systems.

Simulation of combustion power plantsCopyright: RECOM Services GmbH

Dr.-Ing. Benedetto Risio
RECOM Services GmbH
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