THE COMBUSTION BEHAVIOUR OF A RANGE OF HYDROCARBON FUELS TESTED IN A SMALL TRANSPARENT COMBUSTION CHAMBER

Authors
  1. Odgers, J.
  2. Kretschmer, D.
Corporate Authors
Laval Univ, Quebec QUE (CAN) Departement de Genie Mecanique;Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
A small, transparent combustor has been used to determine combustion properties of some 20 different fuels synthesised from paraffins, olefins, aromatics and their mixtures. The combustor utilized an air-assist atomizer (droplets generally < 30 mu m and all the test data indicated the dominance of the atomizer characteristics on combustion performance. Fuel property effects on combustion, though real, were small. CO and HC indicated a small volatility effect. Nox measurements were in accord with theoritical expectations. Exhaust soot (carbon) was negligiable. Exhaust temperature distributions remained sensibly constant regrdless of conditions or fuel. The work suggests that the use of an air-assist atomizer (retrofit) will do much to alleviate problems caused by alternate fuels.
Report Number
JO-144 — Contract Report
Date of publication
15 Apr 1985
Number of Pages
73
DSTKIM No
86-03902
CANDIS No
98574
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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