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Development of a high pressure chamber for research into diesel spray dynamics


Goldsworthy, LC and Ashraf, N and Brandner, PA, Development of a high pressure chamber for research into diesel spray dynamics, Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 7, (2) pp. 15-34. ISSN 1448-4846 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/14484846.2009.11464587


An optically accessible pressure vessel and ancillary instrumentation for studies of diesel spray dynamics has been designed and built at the Australian Maritime College. The requirement for large observation windows and internal pressures up to 10MPa necessitated the use of finite element analysis in conjunction with first principles analysis. Strain gauge testing confirmed the calculated maximum stresses in the observation windows. The chamber is a registered pressure vessel conforming to AS 1210. A purpose built injection system capable of fuel pressures up to 120MPa and injection pulse durations up to 30ms has been implemented. Laser based instrumentation is synchronised with individual injection events to measure spray droplet velocities and sizes.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Automotive engineering
Research Field:Automotive combustion and fuel engineering
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Environmentally sustainable transport activities
Objective Field:Environmentally sustainable transport activities not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Goldsworthy, LC (Dr Laurie Goldsworthy)
UTAS Author:Ashraf, N (Mr Nabeel Ashraf)
UTAS Author:Brandner, PA (Professor Paul Brandner)
ID Code:58515
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2009-10-09
Last Modified:2011-10-31
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