Vaporization, Ignition, and Combustion of Two Parallel Fuel Droplet Streams.
Rept. for Oct 85-Oct 86,
CALIFORNIA UNIV IRVINE DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
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An analysis of the combined mechanisms of heat transfer, vaporization, ignition, and combustion of two parallel fuel droplet streams injected in a hot, oxidizing gas flow is presented. The analysis gives a qualitative understanding of the various complex phenomena involved in the vaporization and ignition of one stream of droplets followed by the propagation of the flame to a second stream and the establishment of diffusion flames surrounding each droplet stream. The two-dimensional physical model consists of a constant-property oxidizing gas flowing with a uniform velocity between two insulated planes. The temperature of the gas at the inlet of the channel is specified. The fuel droplet streams are represented as two parallel droplet sheets injected at prescribed locations within the gas flow. Liquid temperature, droplet radius, as well as droplet sheet density and velocity are specified at the inlet. Keywords Spray combustion, Ignition of sprays, Flame propagation in sprays.
- Combustion and Ignition