This paper presents the application of the Discrete Component Model for heating and evaporation to multi-component biodiesel fuel droplets in direct injection internal combustion engines. This model takes into account the effects of temperature gradient, recirculation and species diffusion inside droplets. A distinctive feature of the model used in the analysis is that it is based on the analytical solutions to the temperature and species diffusion equations inside the droplets. Nineteen types of biodiesel fuels are considered. It is shown that a simplistic model, based on the approximation of biodiesel fuel by a single component or ignoring the diffusion of components of biodiesel fuel, leads to noticeable errors in predicted droplet evaporation time and time evolution of droplet surface temperature and radius.
|Title of host publication||International Conference on Heat Transfer and Applications|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Jan 2015|
|Event||International Conference on Heat Transfer and Applications - London, January, 19-20, 2015|
Duration: 30 Jan 2015 → …
|Name||International Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial and Mechatronics Engineering|
|Conference||International Conference on Heat Transfer and Applications|
|Period||30/01/15 → …|
Bibliographical notePublished under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license
- Heat/Mass Transfer
- Multi-component Fuel
Sazhin, S., Al Qubeissi, M., Crua, C., & Heikal, M. (2015). Modelling of Heating and Evaporation of Biodiesel Fuel Droplets. In International Conference on Heat Transfer and Applications (Vol. 9, pp. 46-49). (International Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial and Mechatronics Engineering). World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology.