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

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Analysis of PDA measurements in double injection GDI sprays
Lucio Araneo, Robert Dondè, Lucio Postrioti, Andrea Cavicchi

Last modified: 18-07-2017


A N-heptane spray from a GDI multi-hole injector operated in ambient air at fixed conditions and with doubleinjection commands is studied with different experimental techniques to better understand the spray behaviors, focusing the analysis on the effect of different dwell times between the two pulses. Results from spray photographic analysis, fuel injected quantity, droplet velocity and sizing by Phase Doppler Anemometry are presented and compared.  The peculiarities and usefulness of a complementary application of the different techniques is illustrated. The two spray pulses have the same time length, so that the first spray evolves in a nearly quiescent and clean ambient, while the second, nominally identical to the first one, evolves in its trailing edge. The direct comparison allows an immediate perception of the differences among the two sprays, at the different dwell times, where the shorter tested, 160 microseconds, was chosen as the one that shows the first appreciable effect with at least one of the used techniques; the differences are clearly evident in the PDA results, sufficiently visible from the injection rate, not appreciable in the imaging at short distance. The effect of the longerdwell times becomes more evident and is illustrated.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/ILASS2017.2017.5007

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