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May 8, 2008, 04:13 
Who can help me about equivalence ratio?

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How can I calculate equivalence ratio?
I use the models as following: Turbulent flow model: standard Кε Droplet BreakUp Model: Reitz/Diwakar Spray impingement model: Bai's Ignition model: shell When I calculate equivalence ratio, is fuel reckon in only steam or liquid and steam? And air is subtract fuel from cell mass or O2+N2+CO2+H2O or O2/0.233 or some way else? Thank you for your advice. 

May 8, 2008, 11:36 
Re: Who can help me about equivalence ratio?

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You posted the question previously. What information was lacking in those answers?
Do you not know the definition of the equivalence ratio? Or do you have a problem with the mechanics of the calculations? 

May 8, 2008, 20:40 
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Dear Pauli:
I want to get the distribution of equivalence ratio. And I know the equivalence ratio is stoichiometric airfuel ratio devided by actual airfuel ratio. As I know it is possible to insert a formula and link it to scalars, but how to define air for actual airfuel ratio, because if I link it to scalars, in the output the program only gives oxygen，nitrogen, carbon dioxide and water vapor, but how to define air? In my model, fuel is injected as liquid. When the combustion occurs, there are still many droplets in my model, but how to define fuel for actual airfuel ratio? Should I reckon droplets in fuel? Thank you very much. 

May 9, 2008, 14:30 
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To some extent, it depends what you are after.
In the calculation, fuel vapor is reacted with oxygen. So rewrite your equivalence ratio in terms of fuel vapor & oxygen. Do not include the fuel liquid or the nitrogen. 

May 10, 2008, 00:38 
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Thank you


May 15, 2008, 18:17 
Re: Who can help me about equivalence ratio?

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I think that you can define an "equivalence ratio" in term of oxygen and fuel vapor but that way you get something that is not comparable with the classic definition of EQUIV. RATIO.
I suggest you to refer to the mass of air instead of the mass of oxygen...simply by means of m_air=m_O2/0.233 as you said. Then refer to the mass of fuel vapor for the computation of the equivalence ratio...only this way you get the standard "equivalence ratio" comparable with the correct definition. 

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