Diesel flame imaging and quantitative analysis of in-cylinder soot oxidation

This study concerns a quantitative analysis of late-cycle soot oxidation in diesel engines that focuses on two-dimensional KL factor images obtained by the two-color method. The spatially integrated KL factor was converted into the in-cylinder soot mass using a new formula of diesel soot emissivity. This methodology was applied to two combustion systems: a heavy-duty optical engine which was tuned for a higher fuel–air mixing capability and a rapid compression and expansion machine which had a lower mixing performance. The in-cylinder soot mass history during the last stage of soot oxidation phase was converted into a normalized soot mass history and was used for comparison with simulated soot mass history. A model calculation of in-cylinder soot mass history which was based on oxidation of a primary soot particle was performed with the surface-specific soot oxidation rate as a parameter. A value of the surface-specific soot oxidation rate was specified from the curve fitting approach between the experimental and simulated in-cylinder soot mass traces. The resultant soot oxidation rates plotted on the Arrhenius diagram were found to lie in domains with different oxidation mechanisms. The reason for the scattered plots was discussed referring to model predictions of soot oxidation in the literature, and it was concluded that the higher oxidation rates could be attributed to well-mixed soot oxidizer structure.


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  • Pagination: pp 422-435
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  • Accession Number: 01717346
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 24 2019 4:56PM