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2013-04-08

Mixing Effects of Early Injection in Diesel Spray Using LES Model with Different Subgrid Scale Models 2013-01-1111

Early injection timing is an effective measure of pre-mixture formation for diesel low-temperature combustion. Three algebraic subgrid models (Smagorinsky model, dynamic Smagorinsky model and WALE model) and one-equation kinetic energy turbulent model using modified TAB breakup model (MTAB model) have been implemented into KIVA3V code to make a detailed large eddy simulation of the atomization and evaporation processes of early injection timing in a constant volume chamber and a Ford high-speed direct-injection diesel engine. The results show that the predictive vapor mass fraction and liquid penetration using LES is in good agreement with the experiment results. In combustion chamber, the sub-grid turbulent kinetic energy and viscosity using LES are less than with the RANS models, and following the increasing time, the sub-grid turbulent kinetic energy and viscosity also increase and are concentrated on the spray area. In the meantime, advancing the injection timing can help achieve more homogenous mixture between the fuel and ambient gas. The distribution of the mixture is more uniform and the three-dimension and disorder structures are more obvious using the LES model.

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