Blended fuels such as biodiesel–diesel blends are being extensively used in practical devises such as engines. The burning characteristics of blended fuels are quite different than that of the individual fuels and need to be understood. In this study, a semiempirical analysis concerning the mass burning rate characteristics of biodiesel–diesel blends is presented based on the data measured using porous sphere experiments. Finally, a correlation for evaluating instantaneous burning rate of biodiesel–diesel blended fuels has been proposed for practical applications. Further, using this correlation, transient burning characteristics of blended biodiesel–diesel droplet in suspended mode have been studied for different blend compositions. Multiple modes of burning regimes are identified for the blended fuels.
Analysis of Multimode Burning Characteristics of Isolated Droplets of Biodiesel–Diesel Blends
Contributed by the Internal Combustion Engine Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF Energy Resources Technology. Manuscript received August 31, 2012; final manuscript received November 9, 2012; published online February 12, 2013. Assoc. Editor: Kevin M. Lyons.
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Prakash, P., Raghavan, V., and Mehta, P. S. (February 12, 2013). "Analysis of Multimode Burning Characteristics of Isolated Droplets of Biodiesel–Diesel Blends." ASME. J. Energy Resour. Technol. June 2013; 135(2): 024501. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4023174
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