Mixing due pulsating turbulent jets
2014 (English)In: Springer Proceedings in Physics, Springer, 2014, 159-163 p.Conference paper (Refereed)Text
Combustion efficiency and the formation of soot and/or NOx in Internal- Combustion engines depends strongly on the local air/fuel mixture, the local flow conditions and temperature. Modern diesel engines employ high injection pressure for improved atomization, but mixing is controlled largely by the flow in the cylinder. By injecting the fuel in pulses one can gain control over the atomization, evaporation and the mixing of the gaseous fuel. We show that the pulsatile injection of fuel enhances fuel break-up and the entrainment of ambient air into the fuel stream. The entrainment level depends on fuel property, such as fuel/air viscosity and density ratio, fuel surface-tension, injection speed and injection sequencing. Examples of enhanced break-up and mixing are given.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2014. 159-163 p.
Air engines, Air entrainment, Atomization, Combustion, Diesel engines, Engines, Fighter aircraft, Internal combustion engines, Mixing, Turbulence, Air/fuel mixtures, Combustion efficiencies, Density ratio, Fuel properties, High injection pressures, Injection speed, Local flow conditions, Turbulent jet, Fuels
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-181663DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-01860-7_25ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84943236330ISBN: 9783319018591OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-181663DiVA: diva2:907744
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