Burning Velocities of Real Gasoline Fuel at 353 K and 500 K 2003-01-3265
Burning velocities for unleaded conventional gasoline (CR-87) and air mixtures were determined experimentally over an extensive range of equivalence ratios at 353 K and 500 K and at atmospheric pressure. Nitrogen dilution effects on the laminar flame speed were also studied for selected equivalence ratios at these same conditions. Experimental measurements employed the stagnation jet-wall flame configuration and Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV). The laminar burning velocity was obtained using linear extrapolation of stretched flame data to zero stretch rate. The measured flame speeds were compared with numerical predictions using a minimized detailed kinetic model for primary reference fuel (PRF) mixtures, which was developed based on stirred reactor, shock tube and flow reactor data.