The present paper provides a contribution to the CFD modelling of reacting flows in IC engines fueled with natural gas. Despite the fact that natural gas has been widely investigated into in the last decades, the literature still lacks reliable models and correlations to be exploited so as to efficiently support the design of internal combustion engines. The paper deals with the development of an accurate CFD model, capable of capturing the effects of the engine working conditions and mixture compositions on the combustion process. The CFD model is based on the Extended Coherent Flame Model combustion model coupled to a laminar flame speed one through a user subroutine, which replaces the commonly adopted empirical correlations. The flame speed values have been derived from the application of a reaction mechanism for natural gas-air-residual gases mixtures. In the second part of the paper, the model is validated and applied to the investigation of the dependence of the combustion quality on the fuel doping with hydrogen as well as on the mixture dilution with EGR. As a matter of fact, the attractiveness of the mixture dilution with EGR relies on the potential in containing engine-out NOx emissions as well as in reducing the pumping losses, thus further abating fuel consumption at part loads. Finally, the effects of fuel blending with H2 on the EGR tolerance is discussed in the paper.
CFD modelling of natural gas combustion in IC engines under different EGR dilution and H2-doping conditions / Baratta, Mirko; Chiriches, Silvestru; Goel, Prashant; Misul, Daniela. - In: JOURNAL OF TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING. - ISSN 0733-947X. - ELETTRONICO. - 2(2020), p. 100018.
|Titolo:||CFD modelling of natural gas combustion in IC engines under different EGR dilution and H2-doping conditions|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.treng.2020.100018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|