Tao Li

Tao Li
Chinese Academy of Sciences | CAS

Doctor of Engineering

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Publications (22)
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Hydrogen engines with zero-carbon emissions have recently drawn attention while they often suffer from pre-ignition and knocking issues. It is generally understood that knocking intensity is closely associated with auto-ignition development modes, which are affected by multiple variables and their interactions. In this work, the role of thermal str...
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A large eddy simulation formulation was proposed for spray combustion in gas turbine combustion chambers, using a FGM combustion model coupled with detailed chemical reaction mechanisms. The solver was developed using the open-source toolkit—OpenFOAM. The two-way coupling between spray particles and gas field was modeled by a Eulerian–Lagrangian me...
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The flame propagation processes involving deflagration-to-detonation transition (DDT) and detonation propagation in a novel millimetre-scale spiral channel (MSDC) are studied experimentally. The channel is of 3.0 mm in width and 5.2 m in length, embedded in a stainless-steel plate. In particular, a tiny gap of 0.02-mm width is reserved between the...
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The laminar burning velocities (LBVs) of n-decane/toluene/air mixtures were measured at elevated temperatures using externally heated diverging channel (EHDC) method. The effects of initial temperature (up to 650 K), toluene blending ratio (RC7H8 = 0 to 1.0 by liquid volume) and equivalence ratio (ϕ = 0.6 to 1.4) on the LBVs of n-decane/toluene/air...
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The effects of channel curvature on the flame propagation are examined for premixed flames in micro channels. Previous studies have shown that curved channels can enhance the flame stretching, which can significantly increase the flame propagation speed. In this study, the effect of flame stretching was excluded by the narrow channel limit in order...
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As a major chemical class of fossil fuels, mono-alkylated cyclohexanes are frequently employed to construct the surrogate fuels of fossil fuels. Much effort has been made to study the oxidation behavior of mono-alkylated cyclohexanes, but reduced/skeletal mechanisms suitable for multi-dimensional combustion simulations are still scarce. In this wor...
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Previous work shows that auto-ignition propagation modes for strong knocking in engines are dominated by both chemical reactivity and energy density. To clarify the unique role of energy density and chemical reactivity, hotspot auto-ignition induced reaction wave propagation was investigated using direct numerical simulations, addressing the detona...
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Ethanol as an attractive oxygenate is increasingly applied for blending with gasoline yielding beneficial combustion and emission performance for internal combustion (IC) engines. Due to the complex fuel chemistry and combustion processes, the auto-ignition and knocking mechanism of gasoline-ethanol blends under engine-relevant conditions are not f...
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This paper presents a novel method to accelerate flame propagation and transition to detonation in a coiled channel. The objective is to bring to light the basic understanding of the phenomenon and to show its potential in the fields of highly efficient combustion or propulsion. It was found that the flame evolution in the coiled channel is signifi...
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Turbulent jet ignition technology can significantly improve lean combustion stability and suppress engine knocking. However, the narrow jet channel between the pre-chamber and the main chamber leads to some difficulties in heat exchange, which significantly affects combustion performance and mechanical component lifetime. To clarify the effect of t...
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A new quasi-direct numerical simulation (q-DNS) solver named combustionFoam, capable of simulating reacting flows at arbitrary Mach number with a detailed chemical reaction mechanism, has been developed. This solver is implemented based on reactingFoam-solver from OpenFOAM-v7. The main improvements are a mixture-averaged formula transport model and...
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Experimental study on the combustion characteristics of CH 4 /CO 2 non-premixed jet flames in a coflow air at normal and elevated temperatures was conducted for the development of biogas-fueled regen-erative burner. The CH 4 /N 2 non-premixed jet flame was also investigated for comparison. The laminar flame height, lift-off height and blow-out limi...
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Animals can obtain excellent locomotion performance as they swim or fly under ground effect in nature. Inspired by this, fluid mechanisms of the flexible bionic wing oscillating and gliding in ground effect are investigated by fluid–solid interaction simulation in this study, respectively. For the oscillation motion, the flexible wing vertically mo...
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Previous studies on autoignition propagation modes were often performed based on constant-volume configuration. However, the reactant mixture in reciprocating engines always experiences significant variable volume and ever-changing thermodynamic conditions, which may affect autoignition initiation and subsequent development during knocking combusti...
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With the dimensionless parameters obtained for syngas/air mixture, Bradley detonation peninsula is often used to determine the detonation development for hotspot autoignition (AI) in reactive flows. In this work, similar numerical simulations were carried out in order to identify the characteristics of detonation peninsula when considering other fu...
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An OpenFOAM based turbulence combustion solver with flamelet generated manifolds (FGMs) is presented in this paper. A series of flamelets, representative for turbulent flames, are calculated first by a one-dimensional (1D) detailed chemistry solver with the consideration of both transport and stretch/curvature contributions. The flame structure is...
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Based on the optimization of the recently proposed gas phase mechanism for n-heptane pyrolysis, mechanisms for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) formation and a detailed wall surface reaction, a basic gaseous pyrolysis mechanism with 1127 steps and a simplified surface reaction mechanism with 34 steps were developed, respectively. After perform...
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The dynamical behavior of two tethered rigid spheres in a supersonic flow is numerically investigated. The tethered lengths and radius ratios of the two spheres are different. The two spheres, which are centroid axially aligned initially, are held stationary first, then released, and subsequently let fly freely in a supersonic flow. The mean qualit...
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A computational investigation of the unsteady separation behavior of rigid bodies in Mach-4 flow is carried out. Two rigid bodies, a sphere and a cube, initially stationary, centroid axially aligned, are released and thereafter fly freely according to the aerodynamic forces experienced. During the separation process, the smaller cube can experience...

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