Laminar Flame Speeds of Gasoline Surrogates Measured with the Flat Flame Method
KAUST DepartmentClean Combustion Research Center
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Abstract© 2016 American Chemical Society. The adiabatic, laminar flame speeds of gasoline surrogates at atmospheric pressure over a range of equivalence ratios of = 0.8-1.3 and unburned gas temperatures of 298-400 K are measured with the flat flame method, which produces a one-dimensional flat flame free of stretch. Surrogates used in the current work are the primary reference fuels (PRFs, mixtures of n-heptane and isooctane), the toluene reference fuels (TRFs, mixtures of toluene and PRFs), and the ethanol reference fuels (ERFs, mixtures of ethanol and PRFs). In general, there is good agreement between the present work and the literature data for single-component fuel and PRF mixtures. Surrogates of TRF mixtures are found to exhibit comparable flame speeds to a real gasoline, while there is discrepancy observed between isooctane and gasoline. Moreover, the laminar flame speeds of TRF mixtures with similar fractions of n-heptane are found to be insensitive to the quantity of toluene in the mixture. Mixtures of ERFs exhibit comparable flame speeds to those of TRFs with similar mole fractions of n-heptane and isooctane.
CitationLiao Y-H, Roberts WL (2016) Laminar Flame Speeds of Gasoline Surrogates Measured with the Flat Flame Method. Energy Fuels. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.energyfuels.5b01433.
SponsorsThe authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the Research and Development Center, Saudi Aramco Fuel Technology, under the FUELCOM Program.
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)
JournalEnergy & Fuels