Simultaneous Visualization of Natural Luminosity and Chemiluminescence of Dual Fuel Combustion in an Optically Accessible Engine 2020-01-0309
The engine fueled with methane/diesel is a promising and highly attractive operation mode due to its high performance-to-cost ratio and clean-burning qualities. However, the combustion process and chemical reactions in dual fuel combustion are highly complex, involving short transient pilot-fuel injection into the premixed gaseous fuel charge, autoignition, and combustion mode transition into premixed flame propagation. The motivation of the current investigation is to gain an insight into the combustion dynamics in dual fuel combustion engine based on chemical radicals and thermal radiation. The chemiluminescence (CL) and natural luminosity (NL) are expected to provide specific characteristics in combustion control and monitoring. To visualize the highly unsteady combustion process in terms of OH*, CH2O* radicals and natural luminous emissions, the band pass filters with 308 nm, 330 nm combined with an image doubler are employed to visualize the OH* and CH2O* CL simultaneously. High speed natural luminosity imaging is adopted to illustrate the effects methane lambda and pilot ratio on the ignition delay, luminous intensity and engine performance. Spectroscopy analysis based on OH*, CH2O* and NL was performed to study the chemical reactions in dual fuel mode.
Citation: Cheng, Q., Ahmad, Z., Kaario, O., and Larmi, M., "Simultaneous Visualization of Natural Luminosity and Chemiluminescence of Dual Fuel Combustion in an Optically Accessible Engine," SAE Technical Paper 2020-01-0309, 2020, https://doi.org/10.4271/2020-01-0309. Download Citation
Qiang Cheng, Zeeshan Ahmad, Ossi Kaario, Martti Larmi