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Scholarly biography

Cyril Crua is a Professor at the Sir Harry Ricardo Laboratories within the Advanced Engineering Centre. He has 20 years’ experience in optical and laser-based diagnostics for experimental fluid dynamics, with a focus on spray formation and combustion.

Research interests

My research focuses on experimental fluid dynamics, and particularly on the development of optical diagnostic techniques to investigate the physics of complex flows and atomisation. My current research interests include:

  • Optical diagnostic techniques for sprays and combustion
  • Spray formation and breakup
  • Microscopic imaging of sprays
  • Experimental fluid dynamics

Selected publications

Supercritical / transcritical mixing of fuels

Crua C, Manin J and Pickett LM (2017) On the transcritical mixing of fuels at diesel engine conditions Fuel 208. https://doi.org/b9s9

Primary breakup of fuels in engine

Crua C, Heikal MR, Gold MR (2015) Microscopic imaging of the initial stage of diesel spray formation. Fuel 157. https://doi.org/4F3

Measurement of droplet temperature and evaporation rate

Wu Y, Li H, Wu X, Gréhan G, Mädler L, Crua C (2019) Change of evaporation rate of single monocomponent droplet with temperature using time-resolved phase rainbow refractometry. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 37(3). https://doi.org/czgp

Fuel emulsions

Ismael M, Heikal M, Aziz ARA, Syah F, Zainal E, Crua C (2018) The effect of fuel injection equipment on the dispersed phase of water-in-diesel emulsions. Applied Energy 222. https://doi.org/gdtdk3

Measurement of gas temperature in engines

Förster F, Crua C, Davy M and Ewart P (2019) Temperature measurements under diesel engine conditions using laser induced grating spectroscopy. Combustion and Flame 199. https://doi.org/cwsn

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Projects 2009 2012

Research Output 2000 2019

Simulation and Measurement of Transient Fluid Phenomena within Diesel Injection

Gold, M., Pearson, R., Turner, J., Sykes, D., Stetsyuk, V., de Sercey, G., Crua, C., Koukouvinis, P. & Gavaises, M., 15 Jan 2019, International Powertrains, Fuels & Lubricants Meeting. January ed. Vol. 2019-January. 2019-01-0066. (SAE Technical Papers).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNConference contribution with ISSN or ISBNResearchpeer-review

Fluids
Fuel injection
Diesel fuels
Automotive fuels
Ligaments

Visual analyses of end of injection liquid structures and the behaviour of nozzle surface-bound fuel in a direct injection diesel engine

Sykes, D., de Sercey, G., Gold, M., Pearson, R. & Crua, C., 15 Jan 2019, International Powertrains, Fuels & Lubricants Meeting. January ed. United States, Vol. 2019-January. (SAE Technical Papers).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNConference contribution with ISSN or ISBNResearchpeer-review

Direct injection
Diesel engines
Nozzles
Liquids
Engine cylinders

A simple model for puffing/micro-explosions in water-fuel emulsion droplets

Sazhin, S., Rybdylova, O., Crua, C., Heikal, M., Ismael, M., Nissar, Z. & Aziz, R., 28 Nov 2018, In : International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 131, p. 815-821

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Explosions
Emulsions
Water
Boiling liquids
Temperature
Open Access
File

Change of evaporation rate of single monocomponent droplet with temperature using time-resolved phase rainbow refractometry

Wu, Y., Li, H., Wu, X., Gréhan, G., Mädler, L. & Crua, C., 3 Oct 2018, In : Proceedings of the Combustion Institute.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

rainbows
evaporation rate
temperature
evaporation
heptanes

Activities 2014 2015

  • 2 Visiting an external academic institution

Universiti Teknologi Petronas

Cyril Crua (Visiting researcher)
Oct 2015 → …

Activity: Visiting positionVisiting an external academic institution

Sandia National Laboratories CA

Cyril Crua (Visiting researcher)
30 Jun 201431 Aug 2014

Activity: Visiting positionVisiting an external academic institution