Ignition delay period

Ignition delay period is considered to be the first phase of the combustion process of a diesel engine.
This is the period from when fuel is atomized and injected into a cylinder until combustion.
In the figure to the right, fuel sprayed into high pressure compressed air a few degrees before compression top dead center (Point A) is vaporized by the heat of the air, approaches the ignition point (Point B), and ignites.

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