Journal article

A Comparative Study of Conditional Moment Closure Modelling for Ignition of iso-octane and n-heptane in Thermally Stratified Mixtures

F Salehi, M Talei, E Hawkes, C Yoo, T Lucchini, G D’Errico, S Kook

Flow, Turbulence and Combustion | Springer Netherlands | Published : 2015

Abstract

This paper presents a comparative study of the premixed conditional moment closure (CMC) model for modelling ignition of thermally stratified mixtures under homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) conditions. For this purpose, the CMC model is applied to two sets of direct numerical simulations (DNSs) modelling ignition of lean n-heptane/air and iso-octane/air mixtures with various levels of thermal stratification. The results show excellent agreement for all n-heptane cases with thermal stratification of 15-60 K. However, an advanced ignition is predicted by the CMC model for the iso-octane case with thermal stratification of 60 K in comparison with the DNS data. Inspection of homoge..

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