Journal article

The influence of inter-jet spacing and jet-swirl interaction on flame image velocimetry (FIV) derived flow fields in a small-bore diesel engine

J Yang, L Rao, C de Silva, S Kook

International Journal of Engine Research | Published : 2021

Abstract

This study applies Flame Image Velocimetry (FIV) to show the in-flame flow field development with an emphasis on the jet-jet interaction and jet-swirl interaction phenomena in a single-cylinder small-bore optically accessible diesel engine. Two-hole nozzle injectors with three different inter-jet spacing angles of 45°, 90° and 180° are prepared to cause different levels of jet-jet interaction. The engine has a swirl ratio of 1.7, which is used to evaluate jet-swirl interaction of the selected 180° inter-jet spacing nozzle. High-speed soot luminosity imaging was performed at a high frame rate of 45 kHz for the FIV processing. For each inter-jet spacing angle, a total of 100 individual combust..

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