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Precise Measurement of Propagating Flame in 2-Stroke Gasoline Engine by Multiple Ion-Probes 2017-32-0048

Multiple ion-probes method provides fine measurement on propagating flame by using multiple ion-probes installed tow-dimensionally on the wall surface of confined chamber. Each ion-probe detects the arrival of propagating flame and the detecting time is recorded. The data set of flame detecting times is able to re-generate the temporary and spatially detailed behavior of flame propagation. Because ion-probe itself generally has physical and thermal strength, multiple ion-probe method is suitable method for detailed measurement of the combustion resulting pulsatile high pressure such as in reciprocating piston engines.
In the present study, flame measurement technic by multiple ion-probes has been experimentally introduced for measuring the combustion in 2-stroke gasoline engine. The present paper reports the detailed results of measurement on propagating flame in the engine. In addition, newly clarified technical issues of this technic is also mentioned. Experimental results shows that this technic is able to capture the flame even in IDLE operation, which usually results weak combustion and very small flame signal. This is realized by high-speed and high-amplification gain by spatially designed amplification circuit. Finally, temporally and spatially resolved flame propagation behavior was re-generated by averaged flame detecting time data in each ion-probe.


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