Modelling of droplet heating and evaporation: an application to biodiesel, gasoline and Diesel fuels

Mansour Al Qubeissi, Sergei Sazhin

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Abstract

This paper presents our recent progress in the modelling of automotive fuel droplet heating and evaporation processes in conditions close to those in internal-combustion engines. Three types of automotive-fuels are considered: biodiesel, gasoline and Diesel fuels. Modelling of biodiesel fuel droplets is based on the application of the Discrete Component (DC) model. A distinctive feature of this model is that it is based on the analytical solutions to the transient heat conduction and species diffusion equations in the liquid phase, taking into account the effects of recirculation. The application of the DC model to fossil fuels (containing potentially hundreds of components), however, is computationally expensive. The modelling of these fuels is based on the recently introduced Multi-Dimensional Quasi-Discrete (MDQD) model. This model replaces large number of components in Diesel and gasoline fuels with a much smaller number of components/quasi-components without losing the main features of the original DC model. The MDQD model is shown to accurately predict the droplet temperatures and evaporation times and to be much more computationally efficient than the DC model. The main features of these models and their applications to automotive fuel droplets are summarised and discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th International Conference on Thermal Engineering: Theory and Applications
Place of PublicationAmman-Jordan
Pages1-2
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2015
Event8th International Conference on Thermal Engineering: Theory and Applications - Amman-Jordan, May 18-21, 2015
Duration: 18 May 2015 → …

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Thermal Engineering: Theory and Applications
Period18/05/15 → …

Keywords

  • Automotive fuel
  • Droplet
  • Heating
  • Evaporation
  • Modelling
  • Multi-component

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    Al Qubeissi, M., & Sazhin, S. (2015). Modelling of droplet heating and evaporation: an application to biodiesel, gasoline and Diesel fuels. In 8th International Conference on Thermal Engineering: Theory and Applications (pp. 1-2).