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Reference Number EP/E047912/1
Title Vortex rings in gasoline fuel sprays
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Transport) 20%;
Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Oil and gas conversion) 80%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor S Sazhin
No email address given
Sch of Engineering
University of Brighton
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 June 2007
End Date 30 September 2008
Duration 16 months
Total Grant Value £29,493
Industrial Sectors Transport Systems and Vehicles
Region South East
Programme Materials, Mechanical and Medical Eng
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor S Sazhin , Sch of Engineering, University of Brighton (99.998%)
  Other Investigator Professor M Heikal , Sch of Engineering, University of Brighton (0.001%)
Dr S Begg , Sch of Engineering, University of Brighton (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Ricardo Consulting Engineers Ltd (0.000%)
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Abstract This project aims to investigate the applicability of a theoretical model for vortex rings, developed by Kaplanski and Rudi (2005), to the analysis of vortex rings observed in direct injection gasoline engines. The investigators will also carry out a feasibility study on the further modification of this model, taking into account the effects of multiphase flow. They will also undertake further experimental investigation of vortex rings in these engines with particular emphasis on the essentialparameter values required in order to develop the theoretical model. The project will examine the theoretical predictions of vortex ring properties against the values of typical parameters for gasoline engines which will allow a detailed comparison between the predictions of the model and experimental results to be made. Finally, the team will investigate the feasibility of developing a vortex ring model, capable of predicting the properties of vortex rings in gasoline engines

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