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Effects of energy deposition characteristics on localised forced Ignition of homogeneous mixtures

Lookup NU author(s): Dipal Patel, Professor Nilanjan ChakrabortyORCiD


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The effects of the characteristic width of the energy deposition profile and the duration of energy deposition by the ignitor on localised forced ignition of stoichiometric and fuel-lean homogeneous mixtures have been analysed using simplified chemistry three-dimensional compressible Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) for different values of root-mean-square turbulent velocity fluctuation. The localised forced ignition is modelled using a source term in the energy transport equation, which deposits energy in a Gaussian manner from the centre of the ignitor over a stipulated period of time. It has been shown that the width of ignition energy deposition and the duration over which ignition energy is deposited have significant influences on the success of ignition and subsequent flame propagation. An increase in the width of ignition energy deposition (duration of energy deposition) for a given amount of ignition energy has been found to have a detrimental effect on the ignition event, which may ultimately lead to misfire. Moreover, an increase in u' gives rise to augmented heat transfer rate from the hot gas kernel, which in turn leads to a reduction in the extent of overall burning for both stoichiometric and fuel-lean homogeneous mixtures but the detrimental effects of high values of u' on localised ignition are particularly prevalent for fuel-lean mixtures.

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Author(s): Patel D, Chakraborty N

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics

Year: 2015

Volume: 7

Issue: 2

Pages: 151-173

Online publication date: 25/05/2015

Acceptance date: 13/11/2014

ISSN (print): 1756-8277

ISSN (electronic): 1756-8285

Publisher: Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd.


DOI: 10.1260/1756-8277.7.2.151


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