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Computational fluid dynamics of a new high performance electro-hydrodynamic (EHD) fuel injector

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posted on 2022-03-28, 17:39 authored by Jason Dooley
Combustion engines require high pressure fuel injectors to provide a fine degree of atomisation for an efficient combustion cycle. Smaller engines (<100cc) utilise carburettors as they do not require high pressure but result in poor atomisation leading to an inefficient combustion cycle and high emissions. A solution to this problem is the development and implementation of an electrostatic fuel injector that aids and enhances the degree of atomisation, improving efficiency and reducing emissions. This report outlines a direct numerical simulation undertaken on the internal geometry of an electrostatic atomiser, tasked with improving the understanding of how turbulent flow is affected by electric charge.


Table of Contents

1. Introduction -- 2. Background and related work -- 3. Experimental procedures -- 4. Results -- 5. Discussion -- 6. Future work -- 7. Conclusion -- 8. Bibliography -- 9. Appendix.


Bibliography: pages 62-63 Empirical thesis.

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis bachelor honours


BSc (Hons), Macquarie University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Engineering

Department, Centre or School

School of Engineering

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

Agisilaos Kourmatzis


Copyright Jason Dooley 2016. Copyright disclaimer: http://mq.edu.au/library/copyright




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Former Identifiers

mq:70356 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1262932

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