Fuel Combustion Performance



The overall process of combustion of fuel for the generation of power by an open-circuit heat engine comprises the metering of the fuel to the combustion chambers, the preparation of the fuel-oxidant mixture, initiation of ignition, propagation and/or stabilisation of the flame, and subsequent emission of the products. The devices or complete systems used for engine fuel metering represent a separate study, and are covered elsewhere. The remaining topics are determined largely by the type of engine and combustion adopted, and are outlined individually in the following sections.


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© Eric Goodger and Ray Vere 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cranfield Institute of TechnologyBedfordUK
  2. 2.Esso Petroleum Co. LtdUK

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