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  • Autoignition characteristics of oxygenated gasolines 

    Lee, Changyoul; Ahmed, Ahfaz; Nasir, Ehson F.; Badra, Jihad; Kalghatgi, Gautam; Sarathy, S. Mani; Curran, Henry J.; Farooq, Aamir (Elsevier, 2017-08-14)
    Gasoline anti-knock quality, defined by the research and motor octane numbers (RON and MON), is important for increasing spark ignition (SI) engine efficiency. Gasoline knock resistance can be increased using a number of ...
  • A comprehensive combustion chemistry study of 2,5-dimethylhexane 

    Sarathy, S. Mani; Javed, Tamour; Karsenty, Florent; Heufer, Alexander; Wang, Weijing; Park, Sungwoo; Elwardany, Ahmed; Farooq, Aamir; Westbrook, Charles K.; Pitz, William J.; Oehlschlaeger, Matthew A.; Dayma, Guillaume; Curran, Henry J.; Dagaut, Philippe (Elsevier ScienceDirect, 2014-01-16)
    Iso-paraffinic molecular structures larger than seven carbon atoms in chain length are commonly found in conventional petroleum, Fischer-Tropsch (FT), and other alternative hydrocarbon fuels, but little research has been ...
  • A comprehensive iso-octane combustion model with improved thermochemistry and chemical kinetics 

    Atef, Nour; Kukkadapu, Goutham; Mohamed, Samah Y.; Al Rashidi, Mariam J.; Al Rashidi, Mariam; Banyon, Colin; Mehl, Marco; Heufer, Karl Alexander; Nasir, Ehson F.; Alfazazi, A.; Das, Apurba K.; Westbrook, Charles K.; Pitz, William J.; Lu, Tianfeng; Farooq, Aamir; Sung, Chih-Jen; Curran, Henry J.; Sarathy, S. Mani (Elsevier, 2017-02-05)
    Iso-Octane (2,2,4-trimethylpentane) is a primary reference fuel and an important component of gasoline fuels. Moreover, it is a key component used in surrogates to study the ignition and burning characteristics of gasoline ...
  • Cyclopentane combustion. Part II. Ignition delay measurements and mechanism validation 

    Al Rashidi, Mariam J.; Mármol, Juan C.; Banyon, Colin; Sajid, Muhammad B.; Mehl, Marco; Pitz, William J.; Mohamed, Samah; Alfazazi, Adamu; Lu, Tianfeng; Curran, Henry J.; Farooq, Aamir; Sarathy, S. Mani (Elsevier, 2017-06-12)
    This study reports cyclopentane ignition delay measurements over a wide range of conditions. The measurements were obtained using two shock tubes and a rapid compression machine, and were used to test a detailed low- and ...
  • An experimental and modeling study of diethyl carbonate oxidation 

    Nakamura, Hisashi; Curran, Henry J.; Córdoba, Angel Polo; Pitz, William J.; Dagaut, Philippe; Togbé, Casimir; Sarathy, S. Mani; Mehl, Marco; Agudelo, John R.; Bustamante, Felipe (Elsevier ScienceDirect, 2015-01-19)
    Diethyl carbonate (DEC) is an attractive biofuel that can be used to displace petroleum-derived diesel fuel, thereby reducing CO2 and particulate emissions from diesel engines. A better understanding of DEC combustion ...
  • Ignition characteristics of 2-methyltetrahydrofuran: An experimental and kinetic study 

    Tripathi, Rupali; Lee, Changyoul; Fernandes, Ravi X.; Olivier, Herbert; Curran, Henry J.; Sarathy, S. Mani; Pitsch, Heinz (Elsevier, 2016-10-10)
    The present paper elucidates oxidation behavior of 2-methyltetrahydrofuran (2-MTHF), a novel second-generation biofuel. New experimental data sets for 2-MTHF including ignition delay time measurements in two different ...
  • Modeling ignition of a heptane isomer: improved thermodynamics, reaction pathways, kinetics, and rate rule optimizations for 2-methylhexane 

    Mohamed, Samah Y.; Cai, Liming; Khaled, Fethi; Banyon, Colin; Wang, Zhandong; Al Rashidi, Mariam J.; Pitsch, Heinz; Curran, Henry J.; Farooq, Aamir; Sarathy, S. Mani (American Chemical Society, 2016-03-21)
    Accurate chemical kinetic combustion models of lightly branched alkanes (e.g., 2-methylalkanes) are important to investigate the combustion behavior of real fuels. Improving the fidelity of existing kinetic models is a ...
  • Small ester combustion chemistry: Computational kinetics and experimental study of methyl acetate and ethyl acetate 

    Ahmed, Ahfaz; Pitz, William J.; Cavallotti, Carlo; Mehl, Marco; Lokachari, Nitin; Nilsson, Elna J. K.; Wang, Jui-Yang; Konnov, Alexander A.; Wagnon, Scott W.; Chen, Bingjie; Wang, Zhandong; Kim, Seonah; Curran, Henry J.; Klippenstein, Stephen J.; Roberts, William L.; Sarathy, S. Mani (Elsevier, 2018-07-17)
    Small esters represent an important class of high octane biofuels for advanced spark ignition engines. They qualify for stringent fuel screening standards and could be synthesized through various pathways. In this work, ...