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Fuel-air mixing and combustion in a two-dimensional Wankel engineA two-equation turbulence model, an algebraic grid generalization method, and an approximate factorization time-linearized numerical technique are used to study the effects of mixture stratification at the intake port and gaseous fuel injection on the flow field and fuel-air mixing in a two-dimensional rotary engine model. The fuel distribution in the combustion chamber is found to be a function of the air-fuel mixture fluctuations at the intake port. It is shown that the fuel is advected by the flow field induced by the rotor and is concentrated near the leading apex during the intake stroke, while during compression, the fuel concentration is highest near the trailing apex and is lowest near the rotor. It is also found that the fuel concentration near the trailing apex and rotor is small except at high injection velocities.
Shih, T. I.-P. (Florida, University Gainesville, United States) Schock, H. J. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States) Ramos, J. I. (Carnegie-Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA, United States)
August 13, 2013
February 1, 1987