Journal article

Dynamic simulation of liquefied petroleum gas vaporisation for burners

Guo-Hua Shi, Lu Aye, Yan-Chen Liu, Xian-Jun Du

Applied Thermal Engineering | Elsevier | Published : 2018

Abstract

This study numerically describes the transient behaviours of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) natural vaporisation in a cylinder using an experimentally validated model. The model can be applied to easily predict transient compositions and thermophysical properties during the vaporisation process under various conditions. A simple graphical design procedure is presented to determine the Wobbe Index and the corresponding composition as design references for gas burners to avoid incomplete combustions. The effects of initial composition, surrounding temperature and discharge rate of LPG on both the LPG natural vaporisation and the residue amount in the cylinder are simulated and investigated. The..

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Grants

Awarded by China Scholarships Council


Awarded by Natural Science Foundation of Hebei Province, China


Awarded by Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, China


Awarded by Scientific Research Project of Education Department of Hebei Province, China


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was done while Guo-Hua Shi was visiting at the University of Melbourne. The visit was supported by the program of China Scholarships Council [No. 201606735054]. The authors appreciate the support from the Natural Science Foundation of Hebei Province, China [E2016502027], the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, China [2017MS124] and the Scientific Research Project of Education Department of Hebei Province, China [Z2015119]. The authors also gratefully acknowledge the support from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, Melbourne School of Engineering, the University of Melbourne.