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A Semi-Analytical Model for Evaporating Fuel Droplets

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Achintya Mukhopadhyay, Dipankar Sanyal

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University Kolkata—700 032 India e-mail: a_mukho@vsnl.net

J. Heat Transfer 127(2), 199-203 (Mar 15, 2005) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1842791 History: Received March 31, 2004; Revised August 11, 2004; Online March 15, 2005
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A comparison of the prediction of the present model with experimental observations of Nomura et al. 11
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Temporal variation of droplet surface temperature at (a) 1 bar and (b) 5 bar
Grahic Jump Location
Temporal variation of droplet surface heat flux at (a) 1 bar and (b) 5 bar

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