Chemical Kinetic Modeling of 2-Methylhexane Combustion

Samah Y. Mohamed, Mani Sarathy

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    Abstract

    Accurate chemical kinetic combustion models of lightly branched alkanes (e.g., 2-methylalkanes) are important for investigating the combustion behavior of diesel, gasoline, and aviation fuels. Improving the fidelity of existing kinetic models is a necessity, as new experiments and advanced theories show inaccuracy in certain portions of the models. This study focuses on updating thermodynamic data and kinetic model for a gasoline surrogate fuel, 2-methylhexane, with recently published group values and rate rules. These update provides a better agreement with rapid compression machine measurements of ignition delay time, while also strengthening the fundamental basis of the model.
    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Combustion Meeting 2015
    StatePublished - Mar 30 2015

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