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This paper tries to characterize the spray of gasoline-ethanol blends using schlieren imaging technique and image processing. Five different gasoline-ethanol fuel blend rates by volume are prepared. The Image of the spray is captured using schlieren imaging technique and image processing is employed to extract macro spray characteristics- spray tip penetration and spray cone angle. Based on the extracted tip penetration and cone angles E55 gasoline-ethanol blend found out to have the largest cone angle and tip penetration among the tested blends.
Date of Conference: 18-19 Nov. 2009