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A methodology based on reduced schemes to compute autoignition and propagation in internal combustion engines

Misdariis, Antony and Vermorel, Olivier and Poinsot, Thierry A methodology based on reduced schemes to compute autoignition and propagation in internal combustion engines. (2015) Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 35 (3). 3001-3008. ISSN 1540-7489

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proci.2014.06.053


The prediction of Autoignition (AI) delay is an essential prerequisite to account for abnormal combustions (e.g. knock or super knock) that can appear in Internal Combustion (IC) engines. In this paper, a simple model called Ignition to Propagation Reduced Scheme (IPRS) is proposed to add AI predictions in reduced chemical schemes, which are classically used to compute in-cylinder combustion in the context of Large Eddy Simulations (LES). The IPRS principle is to use a single two-reaction reduced scheme and adapt the pre-exponential factor of the fuel oxidation reaction as a function of the temperature: one value is used at low temperatures to correctly predict AI delays and an other one can be used at higher temperatures, where heat release occurs, to keep the flame propagation properties of the chemical scheme. After a first section that introduces the model, Perfectly Stirred Reactors and 1D flames simulations are used to verify that: (1) the modification of the pre-exponential constant of the Arrhenius law at low temperature does not alter the propagation properties of the reduced scheme and (2) this modification is sufficient to accurately predict AI delays. In a following section this model is implemented in a 3D LES solver to compute AI in a simplified IC engine for which results with complex chemistries are available and may be used as a reference for comparison. In the last section this model is applied to a highly downsized engine to illustrate its ability to predict AI in real engine configurations.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com The original PDF of the article can be found at Proceedings of the Combustion Institute website : http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/15407489
HAL Id:hal-01117063
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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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)
Other partners > Renault SAS (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:16 Feb 2015 12:48

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