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Vaporisation and pyrolysis modelling of a single droplet of heavy fuel oil using continuous thermodynamics


Garaniya, V and Goldsworthy, LC, Vaporisation and pyrolysis modelling of a single droplet of heavy fuel oil using continuous thermodynamics, ANZIAM JOURNAL, 49 pp. C116-C136. ISSN 1446-8735 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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This article presents modelling of vaporization and pyrolysis of a single drop of heavy fuel oil in a high ambient temperature field using the principle of continuous thermodynamics. Continuous thermodynamics reduced the computational simulation load compared with discrete thermodynamics, without compromising the quality of prediction of the complex combustion behaviours of such multicomponent complex fuels. Heavy fuel oil is represented by four fractions and each of these fractions is assigned a separate distribution function. The prediction shows that in the modelling of heavy fuel oil, both heating rate and composition are very important parameters in coke formation. Coke formation can lead to engine degradation and increased exhaust smoke. The developed model shows good agreement with experimental results obtained by other researchers.

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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:Garaniya, V (Dr Vikram Garaniya)
UTAS Author:Goldsworthy, LC (Dr Laurie Goldsworthy)
ID Code:58549
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2009-10-14
Last Modified:2014-02-13
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