Minimum ignition energy of methanol-air mixtures Articles uri icon

publication date

  • September 2016

start page

  • 234

end page

  • 236


  • 171

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0010-2180

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1556-2921


  • A method for computing minimum ignition energies for gaseous fuel mixtures with detailed and reduced chemistry, by numerical integration of time-dependent conservation equations in a spherically symmetrical configuration, is presented and discussed, testing its general characteristics and accuracy. The method is applied to methanol-air mixtures described by a 38-step Arrhenius chemistry description and by an 8 step chemistry description based on steady-state approximations for reaction intermediaries. Comparisons of predictions with results of available experimental measurements produced reasonable agreements and supported both the robustness of the computational method and the usefulness of the 8-step reduction in achieving accurate predictions. (C) 2016 The Combustion Institute. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights


  • Mechanical Engineering


  • methanol combustion; reduced chemistry; minimum ignition energy; deflagration