Modeling of reference fuel combustion with PAH formation

N. A. Slavinskaya, O. J. Haidn, F. Donato, M. Aigner

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The paper presents both a methodology for chemical kinetic model development and the final reduced model for oxidation and decomposition of the key components of typical reference fuels such as n-heptane, i-octane, and toluene. Ignition, pollutant and soot formation are of key importance. Based on a continuous adaptation, validation and optimization of the characteristic kinetic data and key species or reactions during the development and reduction process the model has at each development step kept the key features and predictive capabilities of the sub-mechanisms. A thoroughly and intensive comparison with experimental data for ignition delay times, flame velocities, PAH formation and soot particle concentrations demonstrates the success of this approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)1563478072, 9781563478079
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting 2006 - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: 9 Jan 200612 Jan 2006

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting


Conference44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityReno, NV


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