1996-02-01

An Experimental Formula for D.I. Diesel Engine Flame Temperature Estimation 960324

Flame radiation has been recorded in an experiment within an operating D.I. diesel engine and the flame temperature has been estimated (a grey-body radiation has been assumed in interpreting the two-color method results). An indirect comparison of measurements has been done by an analysis of the Θ-number ratio of the mean bulk gas temperature Tg and the flame temperature Tf. Regression analysis of the author's experimental data revealed a linear Θ-Tg relation. More conclusive and physically grounded appears the Θ/Bo - time correlation (Bo - Boltzmann number). The similarity in shape of the Θ/Bo-time curves for different engine operating conditions provides facilities for the quantitative specification of the correlation searched.

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