Radiative heating of semi-transparent diesel fuel droplets

S. S. Sazhin, W. A. Abdelghaffar, E. M. Sazhina, S. V. Mikhalovsky, S. T. Meikle, C. Bai

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Absorption spectra of four types of diesel fuel are studied experimentally in the range between 0.2 μm and 6 μm. The ageing process of fuels is simulated by prolonged boiling. The average absorption efficiency factor of droplets is assumed to be proportional to ardb, where rd is the droplet radius, and a and b are polynomial functions of external gas temperature. Explicit expressions for a and b are derived for diesel fuel droplets in various realistic droplet radii and external gas temperature ranges for all four types of fuel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-109
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Heat Transfer
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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