Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Delay identification in thermoacoustics
Authors: Gant, Francesco
Ghirardo, Giulio
Cuquel, Alexis
Bothien, Mirko
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1115/GT2021-58903
Proceedings: Proceedings of the ASME 2021 Turbo Expo
Conference details: ASME 2021 Turbo Expo (Turbomachinery Technical Conference & Exposition), Online, 7-11 June 2021
Issue Date: 16-Sep-2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: ASME
Other identifiers: GT2021-58903
Language: English
Subjects: Thermoacoustics; System identification; Delay
Subject (DDC): 530: Physics
620: Engineering
Abstract: The stability of thermoacoustic systems is often regulated by the time delay between acoustic perturbations and corresponding heat release fluctuations. An accurate estimate of this value is of great importance in applications, since even small modifications can introduce significant changes in the system behavior. Different studies show that the nonlinear delayed dynamics typical of these systems can be well captured with low-order models. In the present work, a method is introduced to estimate the most likely value of the time delay of a single thermoacoustic mode from a measured acoustic pressure signal. The mode of interest is modeled by an oscillator equation, with a nonlinear delayed forcing term modeling the deterministic flame contribution and an additive white Gaussian noise to embed the stochastic combustion noise. Additionally, other thermoacoustic relevant parameters are estimated. The model accounts for a flame gain, for a flame saturation coefficient, for a linear acoustic damping and for the background combustion noise intensity. The pressure data time series is statistically analyzed and the set of unknown parameters is identified. Validation is performed with respect to synthetically generated time series and low order model simulations, for which the underlying delay is known a priori. A discussion follows about the accuracy of the method, in particular a comparison with existing methods is drawn.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Energy Systems and Fluid Engineering (IEFE)
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Gant, F., Ghirardo, G., Cuquel, A., & Bothien, M. (2021, September 16). Delay identification in thermoacoustics. Proceedings of the ASME 2021 Turbo Expo.
Gant, F. et al. (2021) ‘Delay identification in thermoacoustics’, in Proceedings of the ASME 2021 Turbo Expo. ASME. Available at:
F. Gant, G. Ghirardo, A. Cuquel, and M. Bothien, “Delay identification in thermoacoustics,” in Proceedings of the ASME 2021 Turbo Expo, Sep. 2021. doi: 10.1115/GT2021-58903.
GANT, Francesco, Giulio GHIRARDO, Alexis CUQUEL und Mirko BOTHIEN, 2021. Delay identification in thermoacoustics. In: Proceedings of the ASME 2021 Turbo Expo. Conference paper. ASME. 16 September 2021
Gant, Francesco, Giulio Ghirardo, Alexis Cuquel, and Mirko Bothien. 2021. “Delay Identification in Thermoacoustics.” Conference paper. In Proceedings of the ASME 2021 Turbo Expo. ASME.
Gant, Francesco, et al. “Delay Identification in Thermoacoustics.” Proceedings of the ASME 2021 Turbo Expo, ASME, 2021,

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