Comparative investigation of N-heptane droplet ignition in high temperature convective environments

J. Chen, X. F. Peng, Yiguang Ju, B. X. Wang

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Abstract

A 2-D numerical model was proposed to investigate the ignition of liquid fuel droplets in convective environments at high temperature. This model employed a skeletal mechanism consisting of 34 reactive species and 56 elementary reactions, rather than one-step overall reaction as in normal 2-D droplet ignition models, because the skeletal mechanism for nheptane reproduces ignition delay times at various temperatures and pressures reasonably well. In present investigation an emphasis was addressed on the comparative analysis of suitability of the model, particularly numerical simulations were compared with experiments available in the literature, or for N-heptane droplets ignition in the convective air at temperature in a range of 1100K~1400K and velocity of 2m/s. The ignition delay time and ignition position were obtained using an ignition criterion based on OH radical mass fraction. The flame behavior after ignition was also studied comparatively. The agreement between numerical simulation and experiments is reasonably good.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEnergy Systems
Subtitle of host publicationAnalysis, Thermodynamics and Sustainability
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages819-824
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0791843009
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
EventASME 2007 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007 - Seattle, United States
Duration: Nov 11 2007Nov 15 2007

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
Volume6

Other

OtherASME 2007 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period11/11/0711/15/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Chen, J., Peng, X. F., Ju, Y., & Wang, B. X. (2007). Comparative investigation of N-heptane droplet ignition in high temperature convective environments. In Energy Systems: Analysis, Thermodynamics and Sustainability (pp. 819-824). (ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE); Vol. 6). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE200743196