The Eddy Dissipation Concept for turbulent combustion (EDC)

page edited by Ivar S. Ertesvåg

This is an information page for users of the Eddy Dissipation Concept for turbulent combustion (EDC) developed by professor Bjørn F. Magnussen and co-workers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (formerly Norwegian Institute of Technology) in Trondheim.

The concept has been developed over three decades. This means that what someone refers to as the EDC not necessarily is exactly the same as someone else is using. Notice in particular that quite a few users still use the 1976/78 version. Our group here in Trondheim mainly use the 1989 version.


Important papers showing the development:

B.F. Magnussen, B.H. Hjertager: On Mathematical Modeling of Turbulent Combustion with Special Emphasis on Soot Formation and Combustion.16th Symp. (Int.) on Combustion (1976). Comb. Inst., Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, pp.719-729, 1976.

B.F. Magnussen, B.H. Hjertager, J.G. Olsen, D.Bhaduri: Effect of Turbulent Structure and Local Concentration on Soot Formation and Combustion in C2H2 Diffusion Flames. 17th Symp. (Int.) on Combustion (1978). Comb. Inst., Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, pp.1383-1393, 1979.

Bjørn F. Magnussen: On the Structure of Turbulence and a Generalized Eddy Dissipation Concept for Chemical Reaction in Turbulent Flow. 19th AIAA Aerospace Science Meeting, Jan. 12-15 1981, St.Louis, Missouri.(pdf file of scanned paper here, 550 kb)

Ståle Byggstøyl, Bjørn F. Magnussen: A Model for Flame Extinction in Turbulent Flows. 4th Symp. Turbulent Shear Flows, 12-14 Sept. 1983 Karlsruhe, Germany, pp.10.23-10.38 (pdf file of scanned paper here, 916 kb)    (Also in: L.J.S. Bradbury et al. (Eds.): Turbulent Shear Flows 4: 381-395. Springer, Berlin, 1985.)

Bjørn F. Magnussen: Modeling of NOx and soot formation by the Eddy Dissipation Concept. Int.Flame Research Foundation, 1st topic Oriented Technical Meeting. 17-19 Oct. 1989, Amsterdam, Holland. (Also in: Proceedings of 11th Task Leaders Meeting, IEA Working Party on Energy Conservation in Combustion, 26-29 June 1989, Őrenäs, Glumslöv, Sweden, pp.248-268). (pdf file of scanned paper here, 1503 kb)

Inge R. Gran: Mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of chemical kinetice in turbulent combustion. Doctoral thesis 1994:49 Norwegian Institute of Technology, Trondheim, Norway, 1994. (available on request)

Inge R. Gran, Bjørn F. Magnussen: A Numerical Study of a Bluff-Body Stabilized Diffusion Flame. Part 1. Influence of Turbulence Modeling and Boundary Conditions. Comb.Sci.Tech. 119:171-190, 1996

Inge R. Gran, Bjørn F. Magnussen: A Numerical Study of a Bluff-Body Stabilized Diffusion Flame. Part 2. Influence of Combustion Modeling and Finite-Rate Chemistry. Comb.Sci.Tech. 119:191-217, 1996

Ivar S. Ertesvåg, Bjørn F. Magnussen: The Eddy Dissipation Turbulent Energy Cascade Model. Comb. Sci. Tech. 159:213-236, 2001.

Bjørn F. Magnussen: The Eddy Dissipation Concept  ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Combustion, Lisboa, 21-24 June 2005. (Invited lecture).

Michał T Lewandowski, Ivar S. Ertesvåg: Analysis of the Eddy Dissipation Concept formulation for MILD combustion modelling, Fuel 224:687-700, 2018.

Ivar S. Ertesvåg: Analysis of some recently proposed modifications to the Eddy Dissipation Concept (EDC), Combustion Science and Technology Vol.192 (6), pp.1108-1136, 2020 (online May 2019)

 

The symposium and journal papers may be available at a library near you.


Details and background of the concept is also presented in Norwegian in the textbook "Turbulent strøyming og forbrenning" (Turbulent flow and combustion) by Ivar S. Ertesvåg (Tapir Academic Publisher, Trondheim, 2000).


We plan to make a list of references to papers and studies where other people make use of the EDC. If you have such references (your own or by someone else), we would like to hear from you mailto:ivar.s.ertesvag  ntnu.no.

 

 


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