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dc.contributor.advisorBecker, Bryan R.en
dc.contributor.authorDallstream, Brian Ellis
dc.date.issued2012-05-17
dc.date.submitted2012 Springen
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page, viewed on May 17, 2012en
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Bryan R. Beckeren
dc.descriptionVitaen
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographic references (p. 129-130)en
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--School of Computing and Engineering and Dept. of Physics. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012en
dc.description.abstractThe hydrocarbon emissions of an internal combustion engine are directly correlated with the engine's oil consumption. This oil consumption is associated with reverse blow-by, a condition in which gases flow past the ring-pack from the crankcase to the combustion chamber. This reverse blow-by breaks down the oil film on the cylinder walls and entrains oil particles in the gas flow during the downstroke of the piston. In this project a numerical model was developed that accurately describes the formation of aerosols in the ring pack by simulating the mechanisms by which oil globules are broken up, atomized, and entrained in a gas flowing through an orifice. The results of this numerical model are in good agreement with experimental values. Thus, this numerical model gives insight into the parameters that govern oil consumption. A discussion is also presented regarding the general applications of atomization and how past researchers have developed and advanced the theories of atomization. Included in this discussion is an introduction to past models of oil consumption and the conditions needed for aerosols to form within the ring-pack of a piston.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction -- Literature review -- CK Engineering -- Theoretical model for the test fixture -- Program structure -- Results -- Conclusion -- Future and extended research -- Appendix A. Correspondence from ATS Rheosystems to CK Engineering -- Appendix B. Resultsen
dc.format.extentxvi, 131 pagesen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/14199
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityen
dc.subject.otherDissertation -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Engineeringen
dc.subject.otherDissertation -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Physicsen
dc.subject.otherAtomizationen
dc.subject.otherInternal combustion enginesen
dc.titleModeling aerosols formed in the ring pack of a reciprocating pistonen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEngineeringeng
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysicseng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en


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