Investigation of HCCI combustion of diethyl ether and ethanol mixtures using carbon 14 tracing and numerical simulations

J. H. Mack*, D. L. Flowers, B. A. Buchholz, Robert Dibble

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Abstract

Despite the rapid combustion typically experienced in Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI), components in fuel mixtures do not ignite in unison or burn equally. Modeling of blends of diethyl ether (DEE) and ethanol (EtOH), the DEE led combustion and proceeded further toward completion, as indicated by 14C isotope tracing. A numerical model of HCCI combustion of DEE and EtOH mixtures supported the isotopic findings. The numerical model and 14C tracing data agreed within the limitations of the single zone model. In general, HCCI combustion of fuel blends might have preferential combustion of some of the blend components. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 30th International Symposium on Combustion (Chicago, IL 7/25-30/2004).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004
Event30th International Symposium on Combustion, Abstracts of Symposium Papers - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jul 25 2004Jul 30 2004

Other

Other30th International Symposium on Combustion, Abstracts of Symposium Papers
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period07/25/0407/30/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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