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Influences of multi spark discharge on lean ignition for premixed propane/air mixtures under turbulent environment 2019-01-2161

Spark ignition experiments were conducted to investigate effects of multi discharges on ignition of a lean-turbulence mixture. Initial flame kernel developments were observed by Schlieren photography, and discharge characteristics were analyzed by high-speed photography and spectroscopic measurements. Results indicated that the MIE (Minimum Ignition Energy) of the single discharge was lower than that of the multiple one at 100 kPa, and higher at 500 kPa. Each discharge was generated independently when discharge interval was set to 1 ms at 500 kPa, while discharge was occurred continuously at 100 kPa. This discharge characteristics might be related to the ignition performance.


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