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A new approach to soot control in diesel engines by fuel-drop charging

Bellan, J. (1983) A new approach to soot control in diesel engines by fuel-drop charging. Combustion and Flame, 51 . pp. 117-119. ISSN 0010-2180. doi:10.1016/0010-2180(83)90090-1.

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Particulate formation is greatly enchanced by the nondiluteness of a diesel spray because it is responsible for the creation of a fuel-rich vapor that accumulates without burning and instead undergoes complex chemical reactions [1, 2] which, combined with nucleation processes, [2-4] form soot. Since premixing was found to eliminate soot [1], it is clearly desirable to burn the nondilute spray injected in a diesel engine cylinder in a dilute configuration.

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Additional Information:© 1983 Published by Elsevier Inc. Received 9 July 1981, Revised 3 November 1982. The author gratefully acknowledges support of this work from the Director's Discretionary Fund of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. This work was also supported by NASA under contract NAS7-100. Numerous useful discussions with Prof. P. M. Bellan of the California Institute of Technology are gratefully acknowledged as well. The author would also like to thank Dr. L. H. Back of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for his careful reading of the manuscript.
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Official Citation:J. Bellan, A new approach to soot control in diesel engines by fuel-drop charging, In Combustion and Flame, Volume 51, 1983, Pages 117-119, ISSN 0010-2180, (
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