Evaporation of Gasoline-Like and Ethanol-Based Fuels in Hollow-Cone Sprays Investigated by Planar Laser-Induced Fluorescence and Mie Scattering
Journal article, 2011

The evaporation of different fuels and fuel components in hollow-cone sprays at conditions similar to those at stratified cold start has been investigated using a combination of planar laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) and Mie scattering. Ketones of different volatility were used as fluorescent tracers for different fuel components in gasoline-like model fuels and ethanol-based fuels. LIF and Mie images were compared to evaluate to what extent various fuel components had evaporated and obtained a spatial distribution different from that of the liquid drops, as a function of fuel temperature and time after start of injection. A selective and sequential evaporation of fuel components of different volatility was found.


Mats Andersson

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Combustion

Jonas Wärnberg

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Combustion

Stina Hemdal

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Combustion

Petter Dahlander

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Combustion

Ingemar Denbratt

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Combustion

SAE Technical Papers

0148-7191 (ISSN)


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Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics



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