Prediction method for ignition delay time of liquid spray combustion in constant volume chamber

Jiun Cai Ong*, Kar Mun Pang, Jens Honore Walther

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Abstract

A prediction method, known as the Coupled Time Scale (CTS) method, is proposed in the current work to estimate the ignition delay time (IDT) of liquid spray combustion by performing an inert spray simulation and a zero-dimensional (0-D) homogeneous reactor (HR) simulation. The method builds upon the assumption that if the majority of the vapor regions in a spray has composition close to the most reactive mixture fraction, then these regions will have a high probability to undergo high-temperature ignition and ultimately leading to autoignition in spray. The proposed method is applied to estimate high-temperature IDT of n-dodecane sprays at three ambient temperatures (Tam) of 800, 900, and 1000K, as well as for two nozzle diameters (Dnoz) of 90 and 186μm. The fidelity of the proposed CTS method is verified by comparing the predicted IDT against CFD simulated IDT and measured IDT. Comparison of the estimated IDT from the CTS method to measured IDT yields a maximum relative difference of 24%. Meanwhile, a maximum relative difference of 33% is obtained between the IDT computed from the CTS method and the computed IDT from the large eddy simulations of the associated reacting sprays across the different Tam and Dnoz
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2020
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event73rd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS DFD 2020) - Virtual event, Chicago, United States
Duration: 22 Nov 202024 Nov 2020

Conference

Conference73rd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS DFD 2020)
LocationVirtual event
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period22/11/202024/11/2020

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