Autoignition of a liquid n-heptane jet injected into a confined turbulent hot co-flow

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Title: Autoignition of a liquid n-heptane jet injected into a confined turbulent hot co-flow
Authors: Moran, H
Gupta, A
Voulgaropoulos, V
Markides, C
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: Alternatives to conventional combustion engines, such as gasoline direct injection engines, homogeneous charge compression injection engines and dual-fuel turbines, promise improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions. The present study of liquid-fuel autoignition in turbulent flows explores the underlying phenomena in these applications towards next-generation combustors. Experiments have been performed on the autoignition of continuous liquid n-heptane jets injected axisymmetrically into confined turbulent coflows of preheated air. Jet atomisation was characterised using high-speed imaging, and autoignition locations and corresponding delay times were recorded for various bulk air temperatures and velocities. Two turbulence-generating plates with different perforation sizes were used to investigate the role of turbulence in affecting the phenomena under investigation. Smaller droplets formed in flows with lower turbulence intensities and larger integral lengthscales. The autoignition length increased and delay time decreased with increasing bulk air velocity, the latter being contrary to results from pre-vaporized n-heptane autoignition in an identical apparatus.
Date of Acceptance: 13-Jun-2018
Publisher: SDEWES
Copyright Statement: © 2018 SDEWES
Conference Name: 3rd SEE SDEWES 2018
Publication Status: Published
Start Date: 2018-06-30
Finish Date: 2018-07-04
Conference Place: Novi Sad, Serbia
Appears in Collections:Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering