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Title: Autoignition study of binary blends of n- dodecane/1-methylnaphthalene and iso- cetane/1-methylnaphthalene

An experimental study on autoignition of two binary blends, n-dodecane/1-methylnaphthalene and iso-cetane/1-methylnaphthalene, has been conducted using a rapid compression machine. Specifically, the ignition delays of the stoichiometric blend+air mixtures were measured at elevated pressures of P C = 15 bar and 30 bar, compressed temperatures of T C = 626–944 K, and varying blending ratios of the constituents. For a given set of P C and T C, a nonlinear response of the blend reactivity with respect to the relative amount of the constituents was observed. Since a comprehensive chemical kinetic model for the blends investigated here is under development, the current ignition delay datasets serve as the needed targets for model validation. For selected conditions, ignition delay simulations were conducted to highlight and discuss the deficiencies of the literature models and the potential areas for model improvements, especially at low temperatures. In conclusion, further chemical kinetic analyses were conducted to gain understanding of the blending behavior predicted by the available model.
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
  2. Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 0010-2180
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344; CBET-1402231
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Combustion and Flame
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 189; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0010-2180
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Office (EE-3V)
Country of Publication:
United States
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; Autoignition; n-dodecane; iso-cetane; 1-methylnaphthalene; Diesel surrogates; Rapid compression machine
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