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An Extreme Compression Approach to Low-Irreversibility Piston Engines
Coal and Biomass Char Reactivity
Svrcek, M. N. “Exploration of Combustion Strategies for High-Efficiency, Extreme-Compression Engines.” Ph.D. dissertation, Dept. of Mech. Eng., Stanford University, California (2011).
Miller, S. L., M. N. Svrcek, K.-Y. Teh, and C. F. Edwards. “Requirements for designing chemical engines with reversible reactions,” Energy, 36, 1, 99-110, doi:10.1016/j.energy.2010.11.002 (2011).
Miller, S. L., M. N. Svrcek, K.-Y. Teh, and C. F. Edwards. “Assessing feasibility of increasing engine efficiency through extreme compression,” IJER (submitted, 2011).
Ramakrishnan, S., K.-Y. Teh, S. L. Miller, and C. F. Edwards, “Optimal architecture for efficient simple-cycle, steady-flow, combustion engines,” Journal of Propulsion and Power, (accepted for publication, 2011).
Development of Low-Exergy-Loss, High-Efficiency Chemical Engines
- Campbell, P. A. and R. E. Mitchell. “The impact of the distributions of surface oxides and their migration on characterization of the heterogeneous carbon–oxygen reaction,” Combustion and Flame, Vol. 154, No. 1-2, pp. 47-66, doi:10.1016/j.combustflame.2007.11.002 (2008).
- Mitchell, R. E., L. Ma, and B. J. Kim. “On the burning behavior of pulverized coal chars.” Combustion and Flame, Vol. 151, No. 3, pp. 426-436 doi:10.1016/j.combustflame.2007.07.014 (2007).
Development of Low-Irreversibility Engines
- Svrcek, M. N., S. L. Miller, and C. F. Edwards. “Diesel spray behavior at compression ratios up to 100:1.” Atomization and Sprays (submitted, 2010).
- Miller, S. L. “Theory and Implementation of Low-Irreversibility Chemical Engines.” PhD dissertation, Dept. of Mech. Eng., Stanford University, Stanford, CA (2009).
- Teh, K-Y., S. L. Miller, and C. F. Edwards. “Thermodynamic requirements for maximum internal combustion engine cycle efficiency. Part 1: Optimal combustion strategy.” International Journal of Engine Research, Vol. 9, No. 6, pp. 449-466, doi:10.1243/14680874JER01508 (2008).
- Teh, K-Y., S. L. Miller, and C. F. Edwards. “Thermodynamic requirements for maximum IC engine cycle efficiency. Part II: Work extraction and reactant preparation strategies.” International Journal of Engine Research, Vol. 9, No. 6, pp. 467-481, doi:10.1243/14680874JER01608 (2008).
Optimization of Synthetic Oxygenated Fuels for Diesel Engines
- Caton, P.A., Song, H.H., Kaahaaina, N.B. & Edwards, C.F. Strategies for Achieving Residual-Effected HCCI Using Variable Valve Actuation. SAE. Doc. No. 2005-01-0165 (2005)
Caton, P.A., Song, H.H., Kaahaaina, N.B. & Edwards, C.F. Residual-Effected Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition with Delayed Intake Valve Closing at Elevated Compression Ratio. J. Eng. Res. 6:4, 399-419(21) (2005)
- Davidson, D. F., S. C. Ranganath, K. Y. Lam, M. Liaw, M, Hong, Z. and R. K. Hanson. “Ignition delay time measurements of normal alkanes and simple oxygenates.” Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 280-287, doi:10.2514/1.44034 (2010).
- Cook, R. D., D. F. Davidson, and R. K. Hanson. “High-temperature shock tube measurements of dimethyl ether decomposition and the reaction of dimethyl ether with OH.” Journal of Physical Chemistry A, Vol. 113, No. 37, pp 9974–9980 doi:10.1021/jp902403n (2009).
- Hong, Z., D. F. Davidson, S. S. Vasu, and R. K. Hanson. “The effects of oxygenates on soot formation in rich heptane mixtures: a shock tube study.” Fuel, Vol. 88, No. 10, pp. 1901-1906, doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2009.04.013 (2009).
- Pepiot-Desjardins, P., Pitsch, H., Malhotra, R., Kirby, S.R. and Boehman, A.L. Experimental Study and Structural Group Analysis for Soot Reduction Tendency of Oxygenated Fuels. Comb. Flame, in press, 2008.
Kollias, A., Domin, D., Frenklach, M., Golden, D.M. & Lester, W.A., Jr. Quantum Monte Carlo Study of the Thermochemistry of Small Hydrocarbons. J. Chem. Kin. 37:10, 583-592 (2005)
Sensors for Advanced Combustion Systems
Liu, X., Zhou, X., Jeffries, J.B., Hanson, R.K., “Experimental study of H2O spectroscopic parameters in the near-IR (6940-7440 cm-1) for gas sensing applications at elevated temperature,” Journal Quantitative Spectroscopy Radiative Transfer, 103, 565-577 (2007)
Li, H., X. Zhou, X., Jeffries, J.B., Hanson, R.K., “Sensing and control of combustion instabilities in swirl-stabilized combustors using a diode laser,” AIAA Journal 45, 390-398 (2007)
Liu, X., Jeffries, J.B., Hanson, R.K., “Measurement of Non-uniform Temperature Distributions Using Line-of-sight Absorption Spectroscopy,” AIAA Journal 45, 411-419 (2007)
Zhou, X., Jeffries, J.B., Hanson, R.K., Li, G., Gutmark, E.J., “Wavelength-scanned tunable diode laser measurements of temperature in a swirl-stablized model gas turbine combustor,” AIAA Journal 45, 420-425 (2007)
Liu, X., Jeffries, J.B., Hanson, R.K., Hinckley, K.M., & Woodmansee, M.A. Development of a Tunable Diode Laser Sensor for Measurements of Gas
Turbine Exhaust Temperature. J. Appl. Phys. B 82, 469-478
Ma, L., & Hanson, R.K. Measurement of Aerosol Size Distribution Functions by
Wavelength-Multiplexed Laser Extinction. J. Appl. Phys. B 81,
Zhou, X., Jeffries, J.B. & Hanson, R.K. Development of a Fast Temperature Sensor for Combustion Gases Using
a Single Tunable Diode Laser. J. Appl. Phys. B 81, 711-22