Application of continuous thermodynamics method to fuel droplet evaporation

Way Lee Cheng, Cai Shen, Chia Fon F. Lee

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Abstract

A finite diffusion droplet evaporation model for complex liquid mixture composed of different homogeneous groups is presented in this paper. Separate distribution functions are used to describe the composition of each homogeneous group in the mixture. Only a few parameters are required to describe the mixture. Quasi-steady assumption is applied in the determination of evaporation rates and heat flux to the droplet, and the effects of surface regression, finite diffusion and preferential vaporization of the mixture are included in the liquid phase equations using an effective properties approach. A novel approach was used to reduce the transport equations for the liquid phase to a set of ordinary differential equations. The proposed model is capable in capturing the vaporization characteristics of complex liquid mixtures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2012 Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference, ICEF 2012
Pages831-838
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
EventASME 2012 Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference, ICEF 2012 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Sep 23 2012Sep 26 2012

Publication series

NameASME 2012 Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference, ICEF 2012

Other

OtherASME 2012 Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference, ICEF 2012
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period9/23/129/26/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology

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