The experimental study of atomization characteristics of gasoline spray impinging on glow plug
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In order to reduce the exhaust emissions of a spark ignition engine, it is important not only to improve the catalyst conversion efficiency, but also to directly reduce the engine-out exhaust emissions during a cold starting of the engine and warm up periods. The purpose of this study is to evaluate feasibility of a glow plug for an early fuel evaporator. In order to promote atomization, gasoline is injected on the glow plug with room temperature (20°C) and high temperature (250°C). To analyze the spray behavior characteristics, a PMAS is used to measure the SMD and the dropsize distribution of an impinging spray and a free spray. Results show that the evaporation rate of the impinging spray on the high temperature surface of the glow plug was higher than that of the free spray on the room temperature surface.
Key WordsGlow Plug Evaporation SMD (Sauter Mean Diameter) Dropsize Distribution PMAS (Particle Motion Analysis System) Early Fuel Evaporation
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