Title: Dimensionless analysis of spray characteristics of Chicha oil methyl ester and diesel fuel in a spray chamber

Authors: Raghu Palani; Ganeshkumar Sundaramurthy; Nallusamy Nallusamy

Addresses: Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Post Bag No. 1, Pennalur – 602 117, Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, India ' Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Post Bag No. 1, Pennalur – 602 117, Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, India ' SSN College of Engineering, OMR, Kalavakkam – 603 110, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract: Due to global warming and pollution, emission norms are very firm all over the world, in order to reduce these emissions the current research is going on in alternative fuel. The study of fuel spray characteristics is important, which influences the emission, combustion and mixture formation in the engine. The spray characteristics of fuel mainly depend on fuel injection pressure, fuel density, viscosity, temperature, combustion chamber pressure and injection duration. The main aim of the work is to study the macroscopic spray parameters in a glass chamber for Chicha oil methyl ester (CCOME) and diesel fuel and non dimensional analysis of spray characteristics of tested fuel were obtain from the images captured by a high speed video camera. It was found that CCOME has longest spray tip penetration and spray area when compared with diesel fuel. It was found that tested fuels exhibit better spray characteristics at higher injection pressures.

Keywords: macroscopic spray parameters; spray shape factor; CCOME; Chicha oil methyl ester; diesel; dimensionless analysis.

DOI: 10.1504/PIE.2017.091300

Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal, 2017 Vol.11 No.3, pp.219 - 226

Available online: 18 Apr 2018 *

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