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This paper measures turbulent spark ignition probability and minimum ignition energy (MIE) of the pre-vaporized iso-octane/air mixture at an equivalence ratio ϕ = 0.8 at 373 K with Le ≈ 2.98 over a wide range of turbulent intensities (u′/SL), where Le is the mixture's effective Lewis number and SL is the laminar burning velocity. Ignition experiments using a fixed 2-mm electrode gap are conducted in a large dual-chamber, constant-temperature/pressure, fan-stirred 3D cruciform burner capable of generating near-isotropic turbulence. Spark discharges having nearly square voltage and current waveforms are created for accurate determination of the ignition energy (Eig) across the electrodes. MIE [tbnd] Eig(50%) that is determined statistically from many repeated experiments at a given condition using a range of Eig to identify an overlapping energy band within which ignition and non-ignition coexist even at the “same discharge Eig”, where the subscript “ig(50%)” indicates 50% ignitability. Results show that the increasing slopes of MIET/MIEL = Г versus u′/SL change drastically from linearly to exponentially when u′/SL is greater than a critical value of 4.8, which is much smaller than previous rich methane data (Le > 1) at ϕ = 1.2 with (u′/SL)c ≈ 16 and at ϕ = 1.3 with (u′/SL)c ≈ 24, revealing MIE transition. The subscripts T and L represent turbulent and laminar properties. When a reaction zone Péclet number PeRZ =u′ηk/αRZ is used for scaling, it is found that both present lean iso-octane and previous methane data can be collapsed onto a general correlation of Г1 = 1 + 0.4PeRZ in the pre-transition and Г2 ∼ PeRZ4 in the post-transition with the transition occurring at (PeRZ)c ≈ 4.2, showing similarity on MIE transition. ηk is the Kolmogorov length scale of turbulence and αRZ is the reaction zone thermal diffusivity estimated at the instant of kernel formation.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Combustion and Flame|
|State||Published - 2018|
- Lean iso-octane
- Lewis number
- Minimum ignition energy transition
- Premixed turbulent combustion
- Reaction zone Péclet number
- Spark ignition probability
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