Experimental and numerical study on the initial tip structure evolution of diesel fuel spray under various injection and ambient pressures

Chen, Longfei, Li, Guangze, Huang, Dongqi, Zhang, Zhichao, Lu, Yiji, Yu, Xiaoli and Roskilly, Anthony Paul (2019) Experimental and numerical study on the initial tip structure evolution of diesel fuel spray under various injection and ambient pressures. Energy, 186. p. 115867. ISSN 0360-5442

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Abstract

The formation and evolution of the initial spray structure of diesel fuel in the near-nozzle region under different injection and ambient pressures were studied. A visualisation experiment study on diesel fuel using long-distance microscopy and nanosecond-pulse flashlight was performed. Four types of spray tip structure were identified and named as ‘needle’, ‘bubble’, ‘mushroom’ and ‘umbrella’. The obtained high-resolution images revealed that both injection pressure and ambient pressure had a significant influence on the evolution of the spray tip structure. The measurement of the spray penetration and spray angle showed that the increase of injection pressure enhanced spray dispersion while the increase of ambient pressure exhibited an opposite effect. In order to provide a better understanding on the formation mechanism, a numerical study based on large eddy simulation (LES) and volume of fluid (VOF) interface capturing technique was conducted.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Initial breakup, Visualisation experiment, Injection pressure, Ambient pressure, Mushroom-shaped structure
Subjects: H300 Mechanical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2020 15:25
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2020 15:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/44820

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