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TECHNICAL PAPERS: Spark Ignition Engine Combustion

Modeling the Initial Growth of the Plasma and Flame Kernel in SI Engines

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H. Willems, R. Sierens

Laboratory of Transporttechnology, Ghent University, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 125(2), 479-484 (Apr 29, 2003) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1501912 History: Received May 01, 2001; Revised February 01, 2002; Online April 29, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Evolution of the radius and the expansion velocity of the flame kernel with time for working conditions MIT2te
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Comparison between experimental and simulated flame growth for the first working conditions
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Comparison between experimental and simulated flame growth for the second working conditions
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Thermodynamic model of the flame kernel during the initial combustion phase

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