Quantitative Characterization of Diesel Sprays using Digital Imaging Techniques

Shao, J. and Yan, Y. and Greeves, G. and Smith, S. (2003) Quantitative Characterization of Diesel Sprays using Digital Imaging Techniques. Measurement Science and Technology, 14 (7). pp. 1110-1116. ISSN 0957-0233 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This paper presents the application of digital imaging and image processing techniques for the quantitative characterization of diesel sprays. An optically accessible, constant volume chamber was configured to allow direct photographic imaging of diesel sprays, which were generated from a six-hole nozzle in a non-evaporating and pressurized environment. A high-resolution CCD camera and a flash light source were used to capture the images of the sprays. Dedicated image processing software has been developed to quantify a set of macroscopic, characteristic parameters of the sprays including tip penetration, near- and far-field angles. The spray parameters produced using this software are compared with those obtained using manual methods. The results obtained under typical spray conditions demonstrate that the software is capable of producing more accurate, consistent and efficient results than the manual methods. An application of the imaging processing software to the characterization of diesel sprays for a valve covered orifice nozzle is also presented and discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics (see also: telecommunications)
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Instrumentation, Control and Embedded Systems
Depositing User: Yiqing Liang
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2008 11:49
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:28
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/7620 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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