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Evaporation, ignition, and combustion of nondilute clusters of drops

Bellan, J. and Harstad, K. (1990) Evaporation, ignition, and combustion of nondilute clusters of drops. Combustion and Flame, 79 (3-4). pp. 272-286. ISSN 0010-2180. doi:10.1016/0010-2180(90)90139-I.

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A theory of evaporation, ignition, and burning of moderately dense spherical drop clusters has been developed. The theory takes into account burning of premixed air and fuel internal to the cluster at ignition and subsequent burning of fuel emitted from the cluster by a flame sheet surrounding it. The model considers interdrop interaction, momentum exchange between drops and gas, and turbulent exchange processes between the cluster and its surroundings. Calculations are performed for varying initial air-to-fuel-mass ratios, initial cluster radii, ambient gas temperatures and initial drop temperatures. Results are presented for ratios of fuel mass burned to fuel mass lost from the cluster between drop ignition and drop disappearance, fuel burned fractions at ignition and at the moment of drop disappearance, and jump conditions at ignition.

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Additional Information:© 1990 Published by Elsevier Inc. Received 22 September 1988, Revised 21 March 1989. The research described in this paper was performed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, and was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Utilization Research, Energy Conversion and Utilization Technologies Program, Mr. Marvin Gunn, Jr., Program Manager, through an interagency agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Official Citation:J. Bellan, K. Harstad, Evaporation, ignition, and combustion of nondilute clusters of drops, In Combustion and Flame, Volume 79, Issues 3–4, 1990, Pages 272-286, ISSN 0010-2180, (
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