1995-02-01

Modeling of Diesel Sprays in a Very High Pressure Chamber, Part II: Effects of Combustion 950603

Results of two- and three-dimensional computations of combustion of Diesel sprays in a very high-pressure chamber are presented. A wide range of experimental conditions are considered. Peak chamber pressure with combustion range from about 6.0 MPa to about 20 MPa. Computed and measured spray penetrations and chamber pressures are compared and shown to be in adequate agreement. Autoignition is modeled using an equation for a progress variable which measures the local and instantaneous tendency of the fuel to autoignite. High temperature chemistry is modeled using a local equilibrium model coupled to a combination of laminar and turbulent characteristic times. It is shown that scaling rules which were found to apply in vaporizing and non-vaporizing sprays also apply in the combusting sprays. The fuel-air mixing rates and burning rates increase as the ratio of the ambient density to injected density increases.

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