A phenomenological model for smoke prediction from a direct injection (DI) diesel engine is newly evolved from an eddy dissipation model of Dent [1]. The turbulence structure of fuel spray is developed by incorporating the wall impingement to explain smoke formed in free and wall portions. The spray wall interaction is unavoidable in case of modern DI diesel engines of bore less than 125 mm. The new model is one dimensional and based on the recent phenomenological description of spray combustion in direct injection diesel engine. Integration of net soot rate and no need to use empirical tuning constants are the important features, which distinguish the model from existing models. Smoke values are successfully predicted using this model for an engine with heavy-duty applications under widely varying operating conditions.

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