MEMS-based diezel nozzles
We are using MEMS technologies to produce diesel injector nozzles with precision holes on the order of 40 microns in diameter. The goal is to produce smaller droplet sizes and thus reduce emissions. Details are in the paper from the link below. This work is led by Professor Corradini here at UW.
- S. Baik, J. Blanchard, and M. Corradini, "Development Of Micro-Diesel Injector Nozzles Via Mems Technology And Effects On Spray Characteristics,"Atomiz. & Sprays, 13 (5&6), 2003.
- Prashanth Ravi, Jake Blanchard, and Mike Corradini, "Diesel Spray Behavior with 3-Dimensional Micro-Nozzles," ICLASS 2003: 9th International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems.
- P. Prashanth Ravi, F. Maus, P. Loeper, C.
Martin, J. Blanchard, M. Corradini, "3-Dimensional & 2-Dimensional Micro-Orifice
Spray Nozzles: Method of Attachment and its effect on Diesel Spray
Behavior," ILASS Americas, 17th Annual
Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Arlington, VA, May
- P. Prashanth Ravi, Blanchard J, Corradini M, "Diesel Sprays Through Multi-Hole Micro-Nozzles: Spray Dynamics and Structure," ICLASS-2006, Kyoto, Japan.
- P. Prashanth Ravi, Blanchard, J, and Corradini M, "Diesel Sprays Through Multi-hole Micro-Nozzles: Droplet Sizing," ILASS Americas, 19th Annual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Toronto, Canada, May 2006