TECHNICAL PAPERS: Heat and Mass Transfer

Evaporation-Combustion Affected by In-Cylinder, Reciprocating Porous Regenerator

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Chan-Woo Park, Massoud Kaviany

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125

J. Heat Transfer 124(1), 184-194 (May 20, 2001) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1418368 History: Received May 02, 2000; Revised May 20, 2001
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