Combustion characteristics of the methanol-air premixed mixtures were studied in a constant volume bomb at different equivalence ratios, initial pressures and temperatures, and dilution ratios. The results show that the combustion pressure, the mass burning rate and the burned gas temperature get the maximum value at the equivalence ratio of 1.1 while the flame development duration and the combustion duration get the minimum value at the equivalence ratio of 1.1. The flame development duration, the combustion duration and the peak combustion pressure decrease with the increase of the initial temperature, while the maximum burned gas temperature increases with the increase of the initial temperature. The peak combustion pressure and temperature increase with the increase of the initial pressure. The flame development duration and combustion duration increase with the increase of the dilution ratio, while the peak combustion pressure and temperature decrease with the increase of the dilution ratio.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Applied Thermal Engineering|
|Early online date||1 Jan 2009|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2009|