Special Issue "Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Fuel Spray in Engines"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2019).
Interests: fuel spray; liquid break-up; flow characterization; numerical analysis; turbulence modeling; engines; internal combustion engine; hybrid vehicle
Automotive engine manufacturers are currently facing great technical challenges, due to the sharply increasing restrictions on polluting emissions and primary energy consumption that are being implemented in the EU and other highly developed countries. The current standard for small and medium-sized engines is largely based on direct fuel injection technologies, being either spark-ignited gasoline engines or compression-ignited diesel engines. Therefore, the development of high-fidelity simulation methods and experimental techniques for fuel spray characterization is of the utmost importance, in order to help injector and engine designers to devise the next-generation, low-emission and fuel-efficient thermal power units.
As Guest Editor of the Energies Special Issue on “Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Fuel Spray in Engines”, I warmly invite you to submit your relevant work in the field for consideration for publication. This Special Issue will represent a unique opportunity to gather the most recent advances in the field, both from the numerical modeling and experimental characterization sides.
The topics of the Special Issue include (but are not limited to):
- Numerical modeling of multiphase flows in engine-relevant conditions;
- Turbulence modeling and spray-turbulence interaction;
- Non-conventional modeling techniques;
- Experimental characterization of injectors;
- Experimental measurements on optically accessible engines;
- Numerical modeling or experimental characterization of polluting emissions in direct injection engines (soot, NOx, etc.).
Prof. Gino Bella
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- fuel spray
- spray break-up
- internal combustion engines
- numerical modeling
- experimental characterization
- primary energy consumption
- polluting emissions