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Vol.69 No. 69 pp. 30-38 Back to browse issues page
Direct injection of methane in advanced propulsion systems: effects of thermodynamic conditions
Luigi Allocca, Angelo De Vita, Francesco Duronio, Alessandro Montanaro, Stefano Ranieri, Alireza Hajialimohammadi
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The direct injection of gaseous fuels involves the presence of under-expanded jets due to the high pressure-ratios and the strong gas compressibility. Understanding the physical development of such processes is essential for developing Direct Injection (DI) devices suitable for application in internal combustion engines fueled by methane or hydrogen. In this work a coupled experimental-numerical characterization of a spray, issued by a multi-hole injector, was performed. The experimental characterization of the jet evolution was recorded by means of schlieren imaging technique and then a numerical simulation procedure was assessed using the measurements for validating. A density-based solver, capable of simulating highly compressible jets and developed within OpenFOAM environment, was used to study the effects of thermodynamic conditions on the development of the injection process. The obtained results shed more light on the characteristics of the gaseous spray demonstrating how these features really affects the development of the injection process and the quality of the air/fuel mixture.
 
Article number: 4
Keywords: Methane injection, Optical diagnostic, Injection CFD, Nozzle geometry effects, Air/fuel mixture
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Type of Study: Research Study | Subject: Engine and Environment
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Allocca L, De Vita A, Duronio F, Montanaro A, Ranieri S, Hajialimohammadi A. Direct injection of methane in advanced propulsion systems: effects of thermodynamic conditions. JER 2022; 69 (69) :30-38
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Volume 69, Issue 69 (Winter 2023 2022) Back to browse issues page
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