Fuel autoignition variability : shock tube measurements, a reduced kinetic model and diesel engine studies

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Gowdagiri, Sandeep
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Oehlschlaeger, Matthew A.
Peles, Yoav
Hicken, Jason
Plawsky, Joel L., 1957-
Issue Date
2014-12
Keywords
Mechanical engineering
Degree
PhD
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Abstract
This thesis presents 1) ignition delay time measurements carried out using the shock tube method for jet and diesel fuels of interest to the US Navy; 2) a reduced kinetic model to describe the ignition of jet and diesel fuels; and 3) single-cylinder diesel engine ignition, emissions, and fuel consumption measurements carried out for jet and diesel fuels. This combination of work provides both fundamental and applied characterization of jet and diesel fuel combustion behavior and a reduced kinetic model that can describe fuel ignition variability in computational fluid dynamics simulations of combustion engines.
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December 2014
School of Engineering
Department
Dept. of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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