Analysis of thermoacoustic instabilities were dominated by modal (eigenvalue) analysis for many decades. Recent progress in nonmodal stability analysis allows us to study the problem from a different perspective, by quantitatively describing the short-term behavior of disturbances. The short-term evolution has a bearing on subcritical transition to instability, known popularly as triggering instability in thermoacoustic parlance. We provide a review of the recent developments in the context of triggering instability. A tutorial for nonmodal stability analysis is provided. The applicability of the tools from nonmodal stability analysis are demonstrated with the help of a simple model of a Rjike tube. The article closes with a brief description of how to characterize bifurcations in thermoacoustic systems.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||28|
|Journal||International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics|
|State||Published - Jun 1 2016|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Automotive Engineering
- Physics and Astronomy(all)