FUNDAMENTAL STUDY ON COMBUSTION CHARACTERISTICS OF METHANOL FUEL IN A CONSTANT VOLUME CHAMBER

The experiment was performed by using the condenser discharge ignition device in a constant volume combustion chamber for high pressure, equivalent to the TDC of a spark ignition engine, which makes the forced turbulent field possible. The conclusions obtained under various initial pressures, initial temperatures, and turbulent conditions of the methanol-air mixture are as follows: As initial pressure, initial temperature of the mixture, and the ignition energy increase, the ignitability limit expands, but the lean ignitability limit decreases as turbulence intensity increases. Combustion duration is shorter in the case of the lower initial pressure, the higher initial temperature, equivalence ratio of 1.1-1.2, and even though turbulence intensity increases up to optimum value. Maximum combustion pressure increases in the turbulent ambience under the same mixture condition, only in the case each optimum turbulence intensity exists under every condition. As the turbulence intensity increases T10 proportion increases while the Tpr proportion decreases. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD 875003.

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 304-10

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  • Accession Number: 00717972
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 7-80003-310-4
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 20 1996 12:00AM