Effects of Fuel Properties in Combustion Systems

  • T. Murayama


In combustion research, most efforts have been concentrated on an understanding of factors such as chemical kinetics, flame structure, and flame stability, and very little on the effects of fuels. Additionally, research addressed to fuel effects are mostly limited to premixed flames aiming to eliminate the effects of physical mixing. The increasing demand for alternative fuels and environmental concerns require an investigation of the effects of fuels, particularly in diffusion combustion. This chapter deals with two basic studies of fuel effect in diffusion combustion and two studies of application of extremely different fuels, hydrogen and heavy residual fuels, in diesel engines.


Vortex Ring Heat Release Rate Ignition Delay Fuel Property Aromatic Content 


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