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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

Keywords

  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
  • Spray
  • Aerosol
  • Droplets
  • Optical diagnostics

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Projects 2009 2012

Universal Spray Model for Engineering Applications

Sazhin, S., Heikal, M., Crua, C. & Snegirev, A. Y.

Royal Society

1/06/1031/05/12

Project: Grant

Modelling of Breakup Processes in Transient Diesel Fuel Sprays

Sazhin, S., Crua, C., Heikal, M. & Healey, J.

EPSRC

1/02/0930/06/12

Project: Grant

Research Output 2000 2019

On the transcritical mixing of fuels at diesel engine conditions

Crua, C., Manin, J. L. & Pickett, L. M., 21 Jul 2017, In : Fuel. 208, p. 535-548 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
diesel engines
interfacial tension
supercritical fluids
atomizing
heptanes

Microscopic imaging of the initial stage of diesel spray formation

Crua, C., Heikal, M. & Gold, M., 7 May 2015, In : Fuel. 157, p. 140-150 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
spray
diesel
fluid
engine
liquid

Simultaneous measurement of monocomponent droplet temperature/refractive index, size and evaporation rate with phase rainbow refractometry

Wu, Y., Crua, C., Li, H., Saengkaew, S., Mädler, L., Wu, X. & Gréhan, G., 1 May 2018, In : Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer. 214, p. 146-157 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
rainbows
evaporation rate
refractivity
temperature
evaporation

Temperature measurements under diesel engine conditions using laser induced grating spectroscopy

Förster, F., Crua, C., Davy, M. & Ewart, P., 1 Nov 2018, In : Combustion and Flame. 199, p. 249-257

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
diesel engines
temperature measurement
gratings
spectroscopy
lasers

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 Mar 2019, In : International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 131, p. 815-821 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Explosions
Emulsions
Water
Boiling liquids
Temperature

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