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As the above question stated, the upper and lower section of the combustor isn't same. Is there any reason behind it? Due to which the cooling of the combustor is also different in the upper and lower section of the combustor. The below picture clearly depicts it:

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  • $\begingroup$ In order to keep the outer diameter constant, the diffusor expands the airflow more towards the center since there is plenty of space available. $\endgroup$ May 25 '21 at 18:33
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That drawing in the question is not really representative, here's a CFM56 combustor:

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faa.gov

The bulge the artist used, is actually a turn/inclination for aligning the combustor with the more outboard first stage turbine.

Here's a more gentle turn in a bigger engine:

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Flight International

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