Analysis of mixing distribution in an engine-like configuration

Arici M. E., Maxwell T. T.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENERGY RESEARCH, vol.27, no.11, pp.1039-1050, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/er.930
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1039-1050
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A study of gaseous fuel/air mixing in a simplified two-dimensional axisymetrical cylinder shaped chamber with centrally located orifice inlet condition is performed using multi-dimensional computational fluid dynamic analysis. The gaseous fuel concentration distribution formed by in-cylinder charge motion is also predicted. The effect of swirl on global mixing is examined. and the optimal swirl is determined for a particular value of engine speed. A measure of global uniformity is defined and used to gain information about the fuel concentration distribution Within the chamber. The computational results show that the flow field has a great effect on charge mixing. The charge mixing is satisfactorily close to the desirable mixing distribution When the fuel charge is prescribed property. Copyright (C) 2003 John Wiley Sons. Ltd.