Three dimensional computation of transition to turbulence in a reciprocating engine

Ken Naitoh, Yasuo Takagi, Kunio Kuwahara, Egon Krause, Katsuya Ishii

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Abstract

A transition to turbulent flow in the compression process of a reciprocating engine is studied by obtaining the finite-difference numerical solutions to the governing Navier-Stokes equations without using explicit turbulence models. A computational method is developed under the assumption that the flow is in a low-subsonic regime with a strong compression. The numerical method is a simple extension of the well-known MAC method. Computations were performed for three different chamber-geometries under the engine speed of 1400 rpm. The present computational results provide convincing evidence to give a direct demonstration of the transient process in which large tumbling vortices break down into smaller sizes near the end of compression process. The present data are found to be in qualitative agreement with the experimental measurements by the Mach-Zehnder interferometry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA 20th Fluid Dynamics, Plasma Dynamics and Lasers Conference, 1989
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes
EventAIAA 20th Fluid Dynamics, Plasma Dynamics and Lasers Conference, 1989 - Buffalo, United States
Duration: 1989 Jun 121989 Jun 14

Other

OtherAIAA 20th Fluid Dynamics, Plasma Dynamics and Lasers Conference, 1989
CountryUnited States
CityBuffalo
Period89/6/1289/6/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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    Naitoh, K., Takagi, Y., Kuwahara, K., Krause, E., & Ishii, K. (1989). Three dimensional computation of transition to turbulence in a reciprocating engine. In AIAA 20th Fluid Dynamics, Plasma Dynamics and Lasers Conference, 1989 [AIAA 89-1886] American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA.