Numerical Simulation of Condensation of Sulfuric Acid and Water in a Large Two-stroke Marine Diesel Engine

Jens Honore Walther, Nikolas Karvounis, Kar Mun Pang

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Abstract

We present results from computational fluid dynamics simulations of the condensation of sulfuric acid (H2SO4) and water (H2O) in a large two-stroke marine diesel engine. The model uses a reduced n-heptane skeletal chemical mechanism coupled with a sulfur subsetto simulate the combustion process and the formation of SOx and H2SO4. Condensation is modeled using a fluid film model coupled with the Eulerian in-cylindergas phase. The fluid film condensation model is validated against both experimental and numerical results. The engine simulations reveal that the fluid film has a significant effect on the sulfuric acid gas phase. A linear correlation is found between the fuel sulfur content and the sulfuric acid condensation rate. The initial in-cylinder water content is found not to affect the sulfuric acid condensation but it has a high impact on water condensation. The scavenging pressure level shows an inverse correlation between pressure and condensation rate due to change in the flame propagation speed. Finally, increasing the cylinder liner temperature significantly decreases water condensation but has a negligible influence on the condensation of sulfuric acid.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBulletin of the American Physical Society
Number of pages1
Volume61
PublisherAmerican Physical Society
Publication date2016
Article numberE26.00005
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event69th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics - Portland, United States
Duration: 20 Nov 201622 Nov 2016

Conference

Conference69th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPortland
Period20/11/201622/11/2016

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