Modelling of heating and evaporation of gasoline fuel droplets: a comparative analysis of approximations

A.E. Elwardany, Sergei Sazhin, A. Farooq

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Modelling of gasoline fuel droplet heating and evaporation processes is investigated using several approximations of this fuel. These are quasi-components used in the quasi-discrete model and the approximations of these quasi-components (Surrogate I (molar fractions: 83.0% n- C6H14 + 15.6% n-C10H22 + 1.4% n-C14H30) and Surrogate II (molar fractions: 83.0% n-C7H16 + 15.6% n-C11H24 + 1.4% n-C15H32)). Also, we have used Surrogate A (molar fractions: 56% n- C7H16 + 28% iso-C8H18 + 17% C7H8) and Surrogate B (molar fractions: 63% n-C7H16 + 20% iso- C8H18+ 17% C7H8), originally introduced based on the closeness of the ignition delay of surrogates to that of gasoline fuel. The predictions of droplet radii and temperatures based on three quasi-components and their approximations (Surrogates I and II) are shown to be much more accurate than the predictions using Surrogates A and B.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)643-647
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2013

Bibliographical note

This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Fuel. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Fuel, 111, 2013, DOI:10.1016/j.fuel.2013.03.030


  • Gasoline fuel
  • Multi-component droplets
  • Gasoline surrogates
  • Heating
  • Evaporation


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