Ignition Mechanism of Lean Mixture by Pulsed Jet

Eiichi Murase, Shinsuke Ono, Kunihiko Hanada, Masakazu Matsumoto, Antoni K. Oppenheim

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The ignition mechanism of lean mixture by a pulsed jet is investigated. In order to examine the combustion phenomena in the cavity of the pulsed jet igniter, a transparent cavity was made and schlieren photographs were taken. The electric characteristics in a jet issuing from the orifice of the pulsed jet igniter were measured using an electrostatic probe. The schlieren photographs revealed the combustion process in the cavity, and the signals from the electrostatic probe showed that the ejection duration of the chemically active products of incomplete combustion in the cavity was very short. This duration is governed by the period of spark discharge, and the re-establishment of combustion in the jet is confirmed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3994-4000
Number of pages7
JournalTransactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Series B
Issue number568
Publication statusPublished - 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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