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A methodology based on reduced schemes to compute autoignition and propagation in internal combustion engines

Abstract : The prediction of Autoignition (AI) delay is an essential prerequisite to account for abnormal combustions (e.g. knock or super knock) that can appear in Internal Combustion (IC) engines. In this paper, a simple model called Ignition to Propagation Reduced Scheme (IPRS) is proposed to add AI predictions in reduced chemical schemes, which are classically used to compute in-cylinder combustion in the context of Large Eddy Simulations (LES). The IPRS principle is to use a single two-reaction reduced scheme and adapt the pre-exponential factor of the fuel oxidation reaction as a function of the temperature: one value is used at low temperatures to correctly predict AI delays and an other one can be used at higher temperatures, where heat release occurs, to keep the flame propagation properties of the chemical scheme. After a first section that introduces the model, Perfectly Stirred Reactors and 1D flames simulations are used to verify that: (1) the modification of the pre-exponential constant of the Arrhenius law at low temperature does not alter the propagation properties of the reduced scheme and (2) this modification is sufficient to accurately predict AI delays. In a following section this model is implemented in a 3D LES solver to compute AI in a simplified IC engine for which results with complex chemistries are available and may be used as a reference for comparison. In the last section this model is applied to a highly downsized engine to illustrate its ability to predict AI in real engine configurations.
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Antony Misdariis, Olivier Vermorel, Thierry Poinsot. A methodology based on reduced schemes to compute autoignition and propagation in internal combustion engines. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Elsevier, 2015, vol. 35 (n° 3), pp. 3001-3008. ⟨10.1016/j.proci.2014.06.053⟩. ⟨hal-01117063⟩



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