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Investigation on Effects of Ignition Configurations on Knocking Combustion Using an Optical Rapid Compression Machine under Lean to Stoichiometric Conditions

Liu, Wei and Qi, Yunliang and He, Xin and Wang, Zhi (2020) Investigation on Effects of Ignition Configurations on Knocking Combustion Using an Optical Rapid Compression Machine under Lean to Stoichiometric Conditions. Combustion Science and Technology . ISSN 0010-2202. (In Press) https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20201019-144819028

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Abstract

Multiple ignition is beneficial to the improvement of engine thermal efficiency since it helps to shorten combustion duration and enhance lean-combustion stability. However, more researches are still needed to further understand knocking combustion under multiple ignition conditions, especially under lean-burn conditions. This study presents an investigation into the knocking characteristics under lean to stoichiometric conditions using multiple ignition on an optical rapid compression machine (RCM). Up to six ignition configurations were tested under three equivalence ratios (0.7/0.85/1). High-speed photography and high-frequency pressure acquisition were used to record the combustion processes. The results showed that the burning velocity increased nonlinearly with the increase of spark plug numbers while the knocking intensity (KI) first decreased and then increased, exhibiting a “U-shaped curve” trend. The burned mass fraction (BMF) at the instant of end-gas auto-ignition was also affected by ignition configuration. Generally, the smaller the BMF is at the instant of auto-ignition, the stronger the KI becomes. Furthermore, the key product during iso-octane oxidation, ·OOQOOH, was selected as an indicator to conduct chemical kinetics analysis on end-gas oxidation process. Results showed that the ignition configuration had strong impact on the heat release during flame propagation, which further influenced the reaction process of end-gas by influencing its low-temperature reactions. Under moderate spark plug number (around 3), the heat release during the flame propagation was most intensive, which further suppressed the low-temperature reactions of the end-gas and thus weakened auto-ignition intensity.


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Additional Information:© 2020 Taylor & Francis. Received 28 Jun 2020, Accepted 19 Sep 2020, Published online: 30 Sep 2020. This work is supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China under Grant No. 2016YFB0101402 and the Key program of State Key Laboratory of Automotive Safety and Energy of China under Grant No. ZZ2019-031. The authors are grateful to Professor Guang Hong at University of Technology Sydney for her useful discussion and language improvement. This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China [52076118]; the Key program of State Key Laboratory of Automotive Safety and Energy of China [ZZ2019-031]; National Key Research and Development Program of China [2016YFB0101402].
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National Key Research and Development Program of China2016YFB0101402
Key Program of State Key Laboratory of Automotive Safety and Energy of ChinaZZ2019-031
National Natural Science Foundation of China52076118
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Official Citation:Wei Liu, Yunliang Qi, Xin He & Zhi Wang (2020) Investigation on Effects of Ignition Configurations on Knocking Combustion Using an Optical Rapid Compression Machine under Lean to Stoichiometric Conditions, Combustion Science and Technology, DOI: 10.1080/00102202.2020.1827238
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