Minimum ignition energies in flowing kerosene-air mixtures

Rao, KVL and Lefebvre, AH (1976) Minimum ignition energies in flowing kerosene-air mixtures. Combustion and Flame, 27. pp. 1-20. ISSN 0010-2180

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Measurements of minimum ignition energy were performed on kerosene sprays injected into an air stream under conditions of atmospheric pressure and temperature. Optimum values of spark duration were used, with a spark gap adjusted to slightly exceed the quenching distance. Ignition was accomplished using capacitance sparks whose energy level could be varied in steps from 3 to 130 mJ. It is shown that the most important factor influencing minimum energy is fuel drop size, and that ignition performance is improved by an increase in spark energy.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Elsevier Science Publishing Co
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy requirements;Fuel sprays;Gas mixtures;Ignition limits; Kerosene;Air flow;Atomizers;Drop size;Energy distribution; Equivalence
Subjects: ENGINEERING > Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
Depositing User: M/S ICAST NAL
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 24 May 2010 04:24

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