The autoignition delays of mixtures of methyl-cyclohexane (MCH), oxygen, nitrogen, and argon have been studied in a heated rapid compression machine under the conditions Pc = 50 bar, Tc = 690 - 910K. Three different mixture compositions were studied, with equivalence ratios ranging from φ = 0.5 - 1.5. The trends of the ignition delay measured at 50 bar were similar to the trends measured in earlier experiments at Pc = 15.1 and 25.5 bar. The experimentally measured ignition delays were compared to a newly updated chemical kinetic model for the combustion of MCH. The model has been updated to include newly calculated reaction rates for much of the low-temperature chemistry. The agreement between the experiments and the model was substantially improved compared to a previous version of the model. Nevertheless, despite the encouraging improvements, work continues on further advances, e.g. in improving predictions of the first stage ignition delays.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||8th US National Combustion Meeting 2013|
|Publisher||Western States Section/Combustion Institute|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2013|