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Title: Fuel injector spray diagnostic development
Author: Slator, Duncan
ISNI:       0000 0004 6493 8989
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2015
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New technologies are constantly developing towards the goal of increasing the performance of gas turbine engines while reducing pollutant emissions. The design of the combustion system is vital in the drive to reduce pollutants in order to meet legislative targets. As part of this, the fuel injector is crucial in preparing the fuel for combustion through atomization and correct mixing with the air flow. Thus, it is desirable to develop techniques to allow the analysis of performance in these key criteria and improve the understanding of both fuel injector aerodynamics and fuel atomisation. Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) allows for spatially resolved velocity data of flow fields to be recorded and therefore enables the inspection of flow behaviour.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Gas turbine ; Lean burn injection ; Two-phase ; Particle Image Velocimetry ; Fuel injector aerodynamics ; Test rig development