ICSE has numerous boiler projects including experimental and simulation studies on flame stability, heat flux, burner design, cofiring with biomass, corrosion, air emissions, and oxyfiring. We offer unique simulation capabilities, in particular a Large Eddy Simulation (LES) code, which is being applied to laboratory- through industrial-scale boilers. With LES, a wide range of physical scales in the boiler can be simulated, which increases the fidelity of the resolved model while reducing the dependency on subgrid modeling. Our industrial-style combustion facilities have two large laboratory-scale boilers, one 100 kW and one 1500 kW. These are outfitted with numerous ports that provide access for advanced optical diagnostics, corrosion probes, measurements of heat flux and temperature, and equipment to characterize deposits, soot, and air emissions.
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