Interaction effects on combustion of alcohol droplet pairs

Keiichi Okai, Yutaka Ono, Osamu Moriue, Seiji Shiba, Mikiya Araki, Hiroshi Nomura, Seiichi Shiga, Mitsuhiro Tsue, Michikata Kono

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Experimental investigation was conducted on two droplet-array combustion of methanol and methanol/dodecanol mixture fuels in microgravity. For methanol, effects of ambient pressure and droplet spacing were examined. Results show that the droplet lifetime decreases with increasing spacing at relatively low pressure and the droplet lifetime becomes independent of spacing at higher-subcritical and supercritical pressures. For methanol/dodecanol mixture, effects of pressure, fuel composition were investigated in terms of occurrence of disruption. Disruption of droplet during combustion was demonstrated both for single droplet and droplet pairs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-132
Number of pages7
JournalJSME International Journal, Series B: Fluids and Thermal Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2001
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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