Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Autoignition of N-Decane under Elevated Pressure and Low-To-Intermediate Temperature Conditions

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 6-2009

Abstract

. The current experiments span a temperature range not fully investigated in previous autoignition studies on n-decane. Two-stage ignition, characteristic of large hydrocarbons, is observed over the entire range of conditions investigated, as demonstrated in the plots of raw experimental pressure traces. In addition, experimental results reveal the sensitivity of the first-stage and total ignition delays to variations in fuel and oxygen mole fractions, pressure, and temperature. Predictability of two kinetic mechanisms is compared against the present data. Discrepancies are noted and discussed, which are of direct relevance for further improvement of kinetic models of n-decane at conditions of elevated pressures and low-to-intermediate temperatures.

Publication Title

Combustion and Flame

Volume

156

Issue

6

First Page

1278

Last Page

1288