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Benchmarking of Alcohol Chemical Kinetic Mechanism for Laminar Flame Speed Calculations

  title={Benchmarking of Alcohol Chemical Kinetic Mechanism for Laminar Flame Speed Calculations},
  author={Leslie Bromberg},
Methanol and ethanol have been investigated as very high octane fuels for knock control/avoidance in spark ignition engines. Direct injection of the alcohol results in substantial cooling of the cylinder charge, decreasing the chemical kinetic rates that result in autoignition. However, decreasing the temperature of the cylinder charge also affects the initial flame propagation. The purpose of this paper is to benchmark the Marinov mechanism developed for ethanol oxidation when used for… Expand
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