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author = {Moran, H and Gupta, A and Voulgaropoulos, V and Markides, C},
publisher = {SDEWES},
title = {Autoignition of a liquid n-heptane jet injected into a confined turbulent hot co-flow},
url = {},
year = {2018}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Alternatives to conventional combustion engines, such as gasoline direct injection engines, homogeneous charge compression injection engines and dual-fuel turbines, promise improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions. The present study of liquid-fuel autoignition in turbulent flows explores the underlying phenomena in these applications towards next-generation combustors. Experiments have been performed on the autoignition of continuous liquid n-heptane jets injected axisymmetrically into confined turbulent coflows of preheated air. Jet atomisation was characterised using high-speed imaging, and autoignition locations and corresponding delay times were recorded for various bulk air temperatures and velocities. Two turbulence-generating plates with different perforation sizes were used to investigate the role of turbulence in affecting the phenomena under investigation. Smaller droplets formed in flows with lower turbulence intensities and larger integral lengthscales. The autoignition length increased and delay time decreased with increasing bulk air velocity, the latter being contrary to results from pre-vaporized n-heptane autoignition in an identical apparatus.
AU - Moran,H
AU - Gupta,A
AU - Voulgaropoulos,V
AU - Markides,C
PY - 2018///
TI - Autoignition of a liquid n-heptane jet injected into a confined turbulent hot co-flow
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ER -