Browse Publications Technical Papers 1999-01-0224

Effect of Sauter Mean Diameter on the Combustion Related Parameters in a Large-Bore Marine Diesel Engine 1999-01-0224

A mathematical model of combustion process in a diesel engine has been developed according to the theory of the chain reactions for the higher hydrocarbon compounds. The instantaneous rates of fuel vaporization and combustion are defined by the current values of temperature, pressure, concentration of fuel vapors, overall diffusion rate, fuel injection rate, and mean fuel droplet size in terms of the SMD. Numerical experiments have been carried out for investigating the interdependencies between various combustion-related parameters. Specifically, the effect of fuel droplet size (in terms of SMD) on the subsequent combustion parameters, such as, pressure, temperature, thermodynamic properties of air/gas mixture, heat transfer, fuel vaporization, combustion rate, current A/F ratio, gas mixture composition have been investigating. In addition, the integral indicator parameters of the engine, such as the mean indicated pressure, peak pressure, compression pressure have been analyzed.


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