Turbulent spray combustion of n-dodecane fuel was studied numerically in current paper. The ignition delay, lift-off length, combustion chamber pressure rise, fuel penetration and vapor mass fraction were compared with experimental data. n-Dodecane kinetic model was studied by using a recently developed mechanism. The combustion chamber pressure rise was modeled and compared with experiments; the result was corrected for speed-of-sound to find the ignition delay timing in comparison with pressure-based ignition delay measurement. Species time histories and reaction paths at low and high temperature combustion are modeled and studied at two conditions, 900 K and 1200 K combustion chamber temperatures. The modeled species mass histories were discussed to define the first-stage and total ignition delay timings. Among all of the studied species in this work, including OH, Hydroperoxyalkyl mass history can be utilized to determine the exact timing of luminosity-based ignition delay. Moreover, n-dodecane vapor penetration can be used to determine the luminosity-based ignition delay.

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