Ducted fuel injection

Patent Number: 10,801,395
Issued: 10/13/2020
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Abstract: Various technologies presented herein relate to heating a fuel and enhancing fuel and charge-gas mixing inside a combustion chamber to enable minimal, or no, generation of soot and/or other undesired emissions during ignition and subsequent combustion of the locally premixed mixtures. To enable sufficient mixing of the fuel and charge-gas, a jet of fuel can be directed to pass through a bore of a duct causing charge-gas to be drawn into the bore creating turbulence to mix the fuel and the drawn charge-gas. The duct can be heated to provision heating of the fuel and charge-gas mixture. The duct can be located proximate to an opening in a tip of a fuel injector. An ignition assist component can be located downstream of the duct to facilitate ignition of the fuel/charge-gas mixture.
Filed: 8/1/2017
Application Number: 15/666,321
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.