Parameterization of a Refined Model Aimed at Simulating Laser-Induced Incandescence of Soot Using a Visible Excitation Wavelength of 532 nm

Authors

  • Sébastien Menanteau Energy, Environment & Materials Engineering, Icam Lille, 59016, France
  • Romain Lemaire Department of Mechanical Engineering, École de Technologie Supérieure, Montreal, Quebec, H3C 1K3, Canada

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37934/arfmts.98.1.92104

Keywords:

Soot, laser-induced incandescence, absorption function, modeling

Abstract

Laser-induced incandescence (LII) is one of the most powerful techniques for soot detection in combustion media. It is therefore commonly used to perform experiments in lab-scale flames and industrial combustors with a view to elucidating the formation mechanisms leading to combustion-generated fine carbonaceous particles while assessing their intrinsic properties. Quantitatively interpreting LII measurements, however, requires a firm knowledge of the optical properties of soot, including their wavelength-dependent absorption function (). Among the approaches used to evaluate such a crucial parameter, one can implement a LII model to derive the  value which has to be set to reproduce a series of LII signals measured in a well-characterized environment. In this context, the present work aims at parameterizing a refined LII model built upon a comprehensive version of soot heat- and mass-balance equations for  assessment when using a visible excitation wavelength of 532 nm. The proposed model integrates terms representing the saturation of linear, single- and multi-photon absorption processes, cooling by sublimation, conduction, radiation and thermionic emission, in addition to mechanisms depicting soot oxidation and annealing, non-thermal photodesorption of carbon clusters, as well as corrective factors accounting for the shielding effect and multiple scattering (MS) within aggregates. To parameterize this advanced simulation tool, an optimization procedure coupling design of experiments with a genetic algorithm-based solver was implemented. Doing so allowed to estimate the values of different factors involved in absorption and sublimation terms, including the multi-photon absorption cross-section for C2 photodesorption, the saturation coefficients for linear- and multi-photon absorption, as well as the  value. Obtained parameters turned out to be well-suited to reproduce a set of LII signals acquired in a Diesel flame. While leading to predictions merging on a single curve with measured data, the so-parameterized model notably led to infer  values of 0.3 and 0.38 when considering or neglecting MS within aggregates, respectively. Finally, the /  ratio estimated based on data collected herein and in a former modeling work was found to be consistent with results issued from two-excitation wavelength LII measurements previously reported in the literature.

Author Biographies

Sébastien Menanteau, Energy, Environment & Materials Engineering, Icam Lille, 59016, France

sebastien.menanteau@icam.fr

Romain Lemaire, Department of Mechanical Engineering, École de Technologie Supérieure, Montreal, Quebec, H3C 1K3, Canada

romain.lemaire@etsmtl.ca

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Published

2022-07-26

How to Cite

Sébastien Menanteau, & Romain Lemaire. (2022). Parameterization of a Refined Model Aimed at Simulating Laser-Induced Incandescence of Soot Using a Visible Excitation Wavelength of 532 nm. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 98(1), 92–103. https://doi.org/10.37934/arfmts.98.1.92104

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