Dynamics of electrically charged transient evaporating sprays
Shrimpton, John S. and Laoonual, Yossapong (2006) Dynamics of electrically charged transient evaporating sprays. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 67, (8), 1063-1081. (doi:10.1002/nme.1647).
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The evolution of an evaporating spray plume typical of those under consideration for use in direct injection spark ignition (DISI) engines, for early and late fuel injection strategies is investigated. Here the effect of electric charge, present on individual drops, upon the spray dispersal and evaporation rate is investigated with the aim of optimizing these parameters with respect to typical engine timescales and injection strategy. The predictions suggest that applying electric charge to drops in sprays injected early into the intake stroke does not have a beneficial effect. The spray evaporation rate is not significantly enhanced, and the long time interval between fuel injection and ignition actually promotes spray wall deposition. Conversely, applying electric charge to sprays injected late encourages secondary atomization and the increase in surface area greatly improves the evaporation rate. This is also true at higher engine speeds, corresponding to a much reduced time between fuel injection and ignition. Therefore it is suggested that the selective use of electric charge is viable way of tuning the spray character without effecting fuel metering when moving from an early to a late injection strategy in DISI engines when variable loads are required.
|Keywords:||spray, electrostatics, DISI, CFD|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Q Science > QC Physics
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Thermofluids and Superconductivity
|Date Deposited:||23 Dec 2008|
|Last Modified:||01 Jun 2011 02:52|
|Contributors:||Shrimpton, John S. (Author)
Laoonual, Yossapong (Author)
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