Effects of aromatics content and 90% distillation temperature of diesel fuels on flame temperature and soot formation

Shinya Takahashi, Kazunari Wakimoto, Norimasa Iida, Danilo Nikolic

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Abstract

In this study, the effects of fuel properties, aromatics content and 90% distillation temperature T90, on flame temperature and soot formation were studied using a rapid compression machine (RCM). Aromatics content and T90 distillation temperature were parameters isolated from influence of each other, and from cetane number. A fuel spray was injected in the RCM combustion chamber by a single nozzle hole. The ignition and combustion processes of diesel spray were observed by a high-speed direct photography. Flame temperature and KL factor (which indicates the soot concentration), were analyzed by the two-color method. The rate of heat release was analyzed from indicated diagrams. The fuels with aromatics content showed higher flame temperature. The fuel with highest T90 distillation temperature showed highest flame temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSAE Technical Papers
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
EventInternational Spring Fuels and Lubricants Meeting and Exhibition - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 2001 May 72001 May 9

Other

OtherInternational Spring Fuels and Lubricants Meeting and Exhibition
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period01/5/701/5/9

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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