Effects of Droplet Distance of Liquid Fuel Droplets on Autoignition
Hiroshi ENOMOTO, Hitoshi NAGATA, Tomoyuki KONYA, Daisuke SEGAWA, Toshikazu KADOTA
The present study aims to establish a new experimental methodology (Fine Wire Sustaining method, FWS) and to obtain the fundamental data of spray combustion, the combustion of the liquid fuel droplets cloud. To simulate the fuel droplet cloud, each droplet was suspended at points of intersection of fibers. The geometrically controlled droplets arrayed in two or three dimensions imitated the liquid fuel droplet cloud. The experiments were performed to investigate the flame shape and the ignition delay of the droplet cloud in high temperature. The influences of the surrounding droplets on the flame shape and on the ignition delay of the center droplet were investigated. The droplet distance was the experimental parameters. As a result of the experiments, the combustion characteristic of the droplet cloud could be investigated by using the new experimental methodology. The flame shape of the fuel droplet cloud could be classified by using the group combustion number G. The ignition delay of the center droplets arrayed in three dimensions decreased with the droplet distance to the extent that the flames are isolated.
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