Numerical Simulations of High Reactivity Gasoline Fuel Sprays under Vaporizing and Reactive Conditions 2018-01-0292
Gasoline compression ignition (GCI) engines are becoming more popular alternative for conventional spark engines to harvest the advantage of high volatility. Recent experimental study demonstrated that high reactivity gasoline fuel can be operated in a conventional mixing controlled combustion mode producing lower soot emissions than that of diesel fuel under similar efficiency and NOx level . Therefore, there is much interest in using gasoline-like fuels in compression ignition engines. In order to improve the fidelity of simulation-based GCI combustion system development, it is mandatory to enhance the prediction of spray combustion of gasoline-like fuels. The purpose of this study is to model the spray characteristics of high reactivity gasoline fuels and validate the models with experimental results obtained through an optically accessible constant volume vessel under vaporizing  and reactive conditions . For reacting cases, a comparison of PRF and KAUST multi-component surrogate (KMCS) mechanism was done to obtain good agreement with the experimental ignition delay. From this study, some recommendations were proposed for GCI combustion modelling framework using gasoline like fuels.
Citation: Mohan, B., Mubarak Ali, M., Ahmed, A., Hernandez Perez, F. et al., "Numerical Simulations of High Reactivity Gasoline Fuel Sprays under Vaporizing and Reactive Conditions," SAE Technical Paper 2018-01-0292, 2018, https://doi.org/10.4271/2018-01-0292. Download Citation
Balaji Mohan, Mohammed Jaasim Mubarak Ali, Ahfaz Ahmed, Francisco Hernandez Perez, Jaeheon Sim, William Roberts, Mani Sarathy, Hong Im
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Aramco