Multi-Species Laser-Based Imaging Measurements in a Diesel Spray 2004-01-1917
Multi-species laser based imaging measurements have been carried out in a reacting Diesel spray in order to provide a detailed data base for model development and validation. In a high-pressure high-temperature spray chamber the measurements addressed the fuel vapor concentration, ignition and flame development and the soot formation. The fuel vapor distribution was measured quantitatively by Rayleigh scattering and compared to measurements by tracer laser-induced fluorescence. Soot volume fractions were observed by laser-induced incandescence. Fuel vapor and soot distributions were measured simultaneously and provide insight in the ignition and pollutant formation process. Specific digital image processing algorithms were developed to correct for beam steering and laser attenuation.