Combustion characteristics of methanol-air and methanol-air-diluent premixed mixtures at elevated temperatures and pressures

Zhiyuan Zhang, Zuohua Huang, Xiangang Wang, Jianjun Zheng, Haiyan Miao, Xibin Wang

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2680-2688
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Thermal Engineering
Volume29
Issue number13
Early online date1 Jan 2009
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2009
Externally publishedYes

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