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Evaporation of bi-component droplets in a highly turbulent channel flow

Jean, Adrien and Bazile, Rudy and Ferret, Bernard Evaporation of bi-component droplets in a highly turbulent channel flow. (2014) In: The 15th International Heat Tranfer Conference, 10 August 2014 - 15 August 2014 (Kyoto, Japan).

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To better understand the phenomena that occur in a jet engine combustion chamber where multi-component fuel droplets are injected, the influence of the fuel composition upon the liquid droplets’ behavior in a turbulent air flow is investigated experimentally. In particular, the effect of the presence of an alcohol in the fuel is explored. A model experiment has been designed purposely, which enables to create in a canal a heated, highly turbulent air flow with good properties of homogeneous and isotropic turbulence, and yet with high levels of turbulent fluctuations. A spray of poly-dispersed bi-component acetone/ethanol fuel droplets is injected coaxially in the established zone of the air flow. The large range of droplet sizes ensures that they have a wide variety of behaviors with regard to turbulence. An optical access allows the observation of the turbulent two-phase flow and its evolution in the channel. Measurement campaigns are conducted using Planar Laser-Induced Fluorescence to characterize the droplets’ evaporation regimes. Instantaneous acetone vapor concentrations are extracted from these measurements and it is found that acetone evaporates faster from bi-component droplets as compared with pure acetone droplets.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:03 Sep 2014 10:15

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