Dynamical analysis of methanol-dimethyl ether autoignition at engine-relevant conditions

Wonsik Song, Efsthatios Al Tingas, Hong G. Im

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Abstract

We have computationally investigated the auto-ignition of a methanol-air mixture with the addition of dimethyl ether at a high pressure and low-temperature environment aiming at its utilization to HCCI engines. It is found that the addition of dimethyl ether substantially reduced the ignition delay of the methanol-air mixture. This is caused by the inclusion of a specific chemical species and reaction of the dimethyl ether combustion. Comprehensive understanding of chemical pathways, as well as the important species and reactions, have been identified with the help of tools derived from the computational singular perturbation method.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2017 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 10 Dec 201714 Dec 2017

Conference

Conference11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2017
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period10/12/1714/12/17

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Song, W., Tingas, E. A., & Im, H. G. (2017). Dynamical analysis of methanol-dimethyl ether autoignition at engine-relevant conditions. Paper presented at 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2017, Sydney, Australia.