Cyclopentane combustion. Part II. Ignition delay measurements and mechanism validation

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/625078
Title:
Cyclopentane combustion. Part II. Ignition delay measurements and mechanism validation
Authors:
Rachidi, Mariam El ( 0000-0001-7392-6777 ) ; Mármol, Juan C.; Banyon, Colin; Sajid, Muhammad Bilal ( 0000-0002-6341-0918 ) ; Mehl, Marco; Pitz, William J.; Mohamed, Samah; Alfazazi, Adamu; Lu, Tianfeng; Curran, Henry J.; Farooq, Aamir ( 0000-0001-5296-2197 ) ; Sarathy, Mani ( 0000-0002-3975-6206 )
Abstract:
This study reports cyclopentane ignition delay measurements over a wide range of conditions. The measurements were obtained using two shock tubes and a rapid compression machine, and were used to test a detailed low- and high-temperature mechanism of cyclopentane oxidation that was presented in part I of this study (Al Rashidi et al., 2017). The ignition delay times of cyclopentane/air mixtures were measured over the temperature range of 650–1350K at pressures of 20 and 40atm and equivalence ratios of 0.5, 1.0 and 2.0. The ignition delay times simulated using the detailed chemical kinetic model of cyclopentane oxidation show very good agreement with the experimental measurements, as well as with the cyclopentane ignition and flame speed data available in the literature. The agreement is significantly improved compared to previous models developed and investigated at higher temperatures. Reaction path and sensitivity analyses were performed to provide insights into the ignition-controlling chemistry at low, intermediate and high temperatures. The results obtained in this study confirm that cycloalkanes are less reactive than their non-cyclic counterparts. Moreover, cyclopentane, a high octane number and high octane sensitivity fuel, exhibits minimal low-temperature chemistry and is considerably less reactive than cyclohexane. This study presents the first experimental low-temperature ignition delay data of cyclopentane, a potential fuel-blending component of particular interest due to its desirable antiknock characteristics.
KAUST Department:
Clean Combustion Research Center
Citation:
Al Rashidi MJ, Mármol JC, Banyon C, Sajid MB, Mehl M, et al. (2017) Cyclopentane combustion. Part II. Ignition delay measurements and mechanism validation . Combustion and Flame. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.combustflame.2017.05.017.
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Combustion and Flame
Issue Date:
12-Jun-2017
DOI:
10.1016/j.combustflame.2017.05.017
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0010-2180
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The authors would like to acknowledge Dr. Judit Zador for her valuable support and feedback. This work was performed by the Clean Combustion Research Center with funding from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and Saudi Aramco under the FUELCOM program. Research reported in this publication was also supported by competitive research funding from KAUST. The work at LLNL was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Vehicle Technologies Office, program managers Gurpreet Singh and Leo Breton and was performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories under contract DE-AC52-07NA27344. The research at NUIG leading to these results has received funding from the People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013/ under REA grant agreement no. 607214.
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http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001021801730192X
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dc.contributor.authorRachidi, Mariam Elen
dc.contributor.authorMármol, Juan C.en
dc.contributor.authorBanyon, Colinen
dc.contributor.authorSajid, Muhammad Bilalen
dc.contributor.authorMehl, Marcoen
dc.contributor.authorPitz, William J.en
dc.contributor.authorMohamed, Samahen
dc.contributor.authorAlfazazi, Adamuen
dc.contributor.authorLu, Tianfengen
dc.contributor.authorCurran, Henry J.en
dc.contributor.authorFarooq, Aamiren
dc.contributor.authorSarathy, Manien
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-21T06:42:07Z-
dc.date.available2017-06-21T06:42:07Z-
dc.date.issued2017-06-12en
dc.identifier.citationAl Rashidi MJ, Mármol JC, Banyon C, Sajid MB, Mehl M, et al. (2017) Cyclopentane combustion. Part II. Ignition delay measurements and mechanism validation . Combustion and Flame. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.combustflame.2017.05.017.en
dc.identifier.issn0010-2180en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.combustflame.2017.05.017en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/625078-
dc.description.abstractThis study reports cyclopentane ignition delay measurements over a wide range of conditions. The measurements were obtained using two shock tubes and a rapid compression machine, and were used to test a detailed low- and high-temperature mechanism of cyclopentane oxidation that was presented in part I of this study (Al Rashidi et al., 2017). The ignition delay times of cyclopentane/air mixtures were measured over the temperature range of 650–1350K at pressures of 20 and 40atm and equivalence ratios of 0.5, 1.0 and 2.0. The ignition delay times simulated using the detailed chemical kinetic model of cyclopentane oxidation show very good agreement with the experimental measurements, as well as with the cyclopentane ignition and flame speed data available in the literature. The agreement is significantly improved compared to previous models developed and investigated at higher temperatures. Reaction path and sensitivity analyses were performed to provide insights into the ignition-controlling chemistry at low, intermediate and high temperatures. The results obtained in this study confirm that cycloalkanes are less reactive than their non-cyclic counterparts. Moreover, cyclopentane, a high octane number and high octane sensitivity fuel, exhibits minimal low-temperature chemistry and is considerably less reactive than cyclohexane. This study presents the first experimental low-temperature ignition delay data of cyclopentane, a potential fuel-blending component of particular interest due to its desirable antiknock characteristics.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to acknowledge Dr. Judit Zador for her valuable support and feedback. This work was performed by the Clean Combustion Research Center with funding from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and Saudi Aramco under the FUELCOM program. Research reported in this publication was also supported by competitive research funding from KAUST. The work at LLNL was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Vehicle Technologies Office, program managers Gurpreet Singh and Leo Breton and was performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories under contract DE-AC52-07NA27344. The research at NUIG leading to these results has received funding from the People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013/ under REA grant agreement no. 607214.en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001021801730192Xen
dc.subjectCyclopentaneen
dc.subjectIgnition delayen
dc.subjectShock tubeen
dc.subjectRapid compression machineen
dc.subjectKinetic modelingen
dc.titleCyclopentane combustion. Part II. Ignition delay measurements and mechanism validationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentClean Combustion Research Centeren
dc.identifier.journalCombustion and Flameen
dc.contributor.institutionFaculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, University of Sharjah, PO Box 27272 Sharjah, United Arab Emiratesen
dc.contributor.institutionCombustion Chemistry Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway, Irelanden
dc.contributor.institutionLawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, USAen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-3139, USAen
kaust.authorRachidi, Mariam Elen
kaust.authorSajid, Muhammad Bilalen
kaust.authorMohamed, Samahen
kaust.authorAlfazazi, Adamuen
kaust.authorFarooq, Aamiren
kaust.authorSarathy, Manien
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