Spectral properties of diesel fuel droplets

Dombrovsky, L.A., Sazhin, Sergei, Mikhalovsky, Sergey, Wood, R. and Heikal, Morgan (2003) Spectral properties of diesel fuel droplets Fuel, 82 (1). pp. 15-22. ISSN 0016-2361

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bsorption spectra of several types of diesel fuel are studied experimentally. Index of refraction of these fuels is calculated using subtractive Kramers–Krönig analysis. The ageing process of fuels is simulated by prolonged boiling. Radiative properties of diesel fuel droplets are calculated using the Mie theory and a simplified approach, based on approximations of absorption and scattering efficiency factors. It is pointed out that the accuracy of the simplified approach is sufficient for practical applications in the visible and infrared ranges, for various types of diesel fuel, and for droplet radii in the range from 5 to 50 μm. The monodisperse approximation is shown to be applicable for the analysis of infrared radiative properties of realistic polydisperse diesel fuel sprays.

Item Type: Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diesel engines; Fuel droplets; Thermal radiation; Absorption; Scattering
Subjects: H000 Engineering > H800 Chemical Process and Energy Engineering
F000 Physical Sciences
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1016/S0016-2361(02)00200-4
Faculties: Faculty of Science and Engineering
Depositing User: editor spbs
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2015 11:59
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/915

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