Fuel Flexibility Influences on Premixed Combustor Blowout, Flashback, Autoignition, and Stability Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper addresses the impact of fuel composition on the operability of lean premixed gas turbine combustors. This is an issue of current importance due to variability in the composition of natural gas fuel supplies and interest in the use of syngas fuels. This paper reviews available results and current understanding of the effects of fuel composition on combustor blowout, flashback, dynamic stability, and autoignition. It summarizes the underlying processes that must be considered when evaluating how a given combustor's operability will be affected as fuel composition is varied. Copyright © 2008 by ASME.

author list (cited authors)

  • Lieuwen, T., McDonell, V., Petersen, E., & Santavicca, D.

citation count

  • 149

publication date

  • January 2008