Effects of CO2 and N2 dilutions on laminar and turbulent flame propagation

Akihiro Hayakawa, Yukito Miki, Shoichi Kobayashi, Yukihide Nagano, Toshiaki Kitagawa

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EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) is adopted to reduce NOx emission in spark ignition engines. The effects of dilution with CO2 and N2, the main components of EGR, on laminar flame were investigated. It had been found that CO2 and N2 dilutions affected not only laminar burning velocity but also the response of flame to the flame stretch due to the change in the thermo-diffusive properties of the mixtures by the dilutions. Thus, turbulent flames were also investigated at fixed flame stretch factors to examine solely the thermo-diffusive effects on turbulent flame.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSAE Technical Papers
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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