Numerical study of natural gas/diesel reactivity controlled compression ignition combustion with large eddy simulation and reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes model

Amir Hasan Kakaee, Parvaneh Jafari, Amin Paykani

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Abstract

In the current study, a comparative study is performed using Large Eddy Simulation (LES) and Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) turbulence models on a natural gas/diesel Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI) engine. The numerical results are validated against the available research work in the literature. The RNG (Re-Normalization Group) k − ε and dynamic structure models are employed to model turbulent flow for RANS and LES simulations, respectively. Parameters like the premixed natural gas mass fraction, the second start of injection timing (SOI2) of diesel and the engine speed are studied to compare performance of RANS and LES models on combustion and pollutant emissions prediction. The results obtained showed that the LES and RANS model give almost similar predictions of cylinder pressure and heat release rate at lower natural gas mass fractions and late SOI2 timings. However, the LES showed improved capability to predict the natural gas auto-ignition and pollutant emissions prediction compared to RANS model especially at higher natural gas mass fractions.
Original languageEnglish
Article number24
Number of pages18
JournalFluids
Volume3
Issue number2
Early online date28 Mar 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018

Keywords

  • Large eddy simulation (LES)
  • Natural gas
  • Pollutants
  • Reactivity controlled compression ignition (RCCI)
  • Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS)

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