Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, ILASS2017 - 28th European Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems

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Theory of Stagnation-Point Spray Flame Ignition
Gershon Kats, J. Barry Greenberg

Last modified: 18-07-2017


A theory of stagnation-point spray flame ignition by an isothermal hot surface is presented for the first time. A mixture of fuel droplets and air flowing against an isothermal hot surface (such as a hot ignition probe) is considered. The spray of droplets is modelled using the sectional approach and a mono-sectional case is adopted for simplicity. A single global chemical reaction is assumed for the case when ignition occurs. The mathematical analysis makes use of a small parameter that is exploited for an asymptotic approach. The analysis produces a criterion for ignition that includes effects of the flow field, the reactants and the fuel spray-related parameters. Numerical computations reveal the way in which the latter impact on whether ignition will occur or not.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/ILASS2017.2017.4643

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