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Experimental investigation of mixture formation and flame development using the basics technique of schlieren optical visualization principle

Samsudin, Dahrum and Othman, Safwan and Anuar, M. D. and Manshoor, Bukhari and Khalid, Amir (2014) Experimental investigation of mixture formation and flame development using the basics technique of schlieren optical visualization principle. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 660. pp. 474-478. ISSN 1662-7482

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Abstract

The Schlieren technique remains to be one of the most powerful technique to visualize the flow and it is relatively easy to implement, high and variable sensitivity, low cost and its used conventional of light. This technique allows us to see the invisible of the optical inhomogeneities in transparent media like air, water and glass that otherwise cause only ghostly distortions of our normal vision. This research investigates the mixture formation and flame development of biodiesel fuel using the Schlieren optical visualization principle. This method can capture spray evaporation, spray interference, mixture formation and flame pattern clearly with real images. During the experiment, the camera lens was used with telephoto lenses (Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G) in order to capture a large amount of light especially the low flame intensity during the initial flame development. The flame development was captured with color images from a color digital video camera. This method can capture the flow of fluids of varying density, such as spray evaporation, spray interference and mixture formation clearly with real images. The result shows that the mechanism of fuel-air mixing and a better comprehension of combustible mixture that can give valuable information to improve and optimize the combustion process.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: schlieren technique; mixture formation; flame development; combustion process; emissions
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ751-805 Miscellaneous motors and engines
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Plant and Automotive Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2015 07:00
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2015 07:00
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6396
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