Different approaches for numerical simulation of premixed combustion are considered, in order to assess their usefulness as design tools for micro gas turbine systems. In particular, a flamelet concept routine by N. Peters has been developed taking into account both mixture fraction Z and G function as scalar flame locators, thus allowing computation of complex fully or partial premixed flame structure. The model can be used also in the thin reaction regime. Scalar transport equations for G, Z and their variance are added to the standard Navier Stokes and turbulence set of equation, in order to track the flame position. However, no chemical term appears explicitly in such equations, since the chemical effects are taken into account via pre-computed locally one-dimensional flamelet solutions. Here, the deep interaction between chemical and turbulence has been introduced through flamelets library built in non equilibrium conditions using CHEMKIN modules. The results of this model are compared the data obtained with a standard EBU model and different reaction mechanisms. Models validation has been carried out through experimental data coming from Aachen University for an axisymmetric Bunsen flame; finally, the code was applied to the analysis of a newly designed micro gas turbine combustor.

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