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2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2268
Zhanming Chen, Long Wang, Tiancong Zhang, Qimeng Duan, Bo Yang
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled engines have been widely equipped on heavy duty vehicles both for fuel-economic and environmental protection concerns, however, they always suffer from deteriorated combustion performance and flame stability due to relatively low burning velocity of methane for lean mixture. In this paper, experimental study was conducted on a turbo-charged, spark-ignition, lean-burn LNG engine with methanol port injection. The combustion characteristics such as cylinder pressure traces, heat release rate (HRR), mass fraction burned (MFB), ignition delay, centroid of heat release, position of CA50 and CA90, as well as cyclic variation of peak pressure were analysed under light load (BMEP=0.3876MPa) with different methanol substitution rates (MSR=0%, 5.2%, 10.2%, 17.2%). The experimental results show that combustion phase advanced with increment of MSR due to faster burning velocity of methanol.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2382
Tul Suthiprasert, Sirichai Jirawongnuson, Ekathai Wirojsakunchai, Tanet Aroonsrisopon, Krisada Wannatong, Atsawin Salee
One of the most important challenges on implementing Diesel Dual Fuel (DDF) engine into the vast market is CH4 emission in its exhaust. This is due to the fact that CH4 is hard to oxidize at lower temperature environment of DDF exhaust comparing to that of conventional or bi-fuel engines. In addition, another parameter such as exhaust flow rate, specie concentration, especially CO, C3H8, and water have tremendous impact on Diesel Oxidation Catalyst performance on reducing CH4. Combining of all these factors together, a study of CH4 reduction is a major research problems that researchers around the world are keen to gain more fundamental understandings. In this work, a new CH4 kinetic model, which is based on Langmuir Hinshelwood mechanism, including CO, C3H8, and water is implemented into 1-D and 3-D Catalytic Converter models. The CH4 kinetic model is calibrated with the experiment by using synthetic exhaust gas generator.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2326
Ang Li, Zhiwei Deng, Lei Zhu, Zhen Huang
In the present study a novel surrogate model for biodiesel including methyl decanoate (MD) and methyl crotonate (MC) was proposed and validated. In the binary mixture of surrogate fuel, MD was chosen to represent saturated methyl esters, which exhibited great low-temperature reactivity with typical negative temperature-coefficient (NTC) behavior and MC represented unsaturated components in real biodiesel, which was mainly responsible for soot formation and evolution. The proportion of MD and MC was determined by matching the characteristics such as derived cetane number (DCN), molecular weight (MW), atom number, H/C ratio and unsaturated degree. All of the criterions were calculated by the least square principles and the calculated surrogate of biodiesel was comprised of 92% MD and 8% MC in mole fraction. Furthermore, detailed kinetic model of the surrogate fuel was constructed and developed with modifications, which was composed of 2918 species and 9164 reactions.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2186
Lukas Urban, Michael Grill, Sebastian Hann, Michael Bargende
The development of IC engines is a complex process where 0D/1D-simulation tools became more important in the past few years. Different designs can be investigated in very early stages of the development process without the expensive buildup of prototypes and it is possible to get reliable results with passable effort. The quality of the overall simulation results depends on the quality of the sub-models. Simulation of the combustion process in natural-gas SI engines relies on predictive models for burn rates and knock. Existing knock models for gasoline fuels are based on a time-integrated ignition delay, using a fitted Arrhenius equation. Within a research project an enhanced knock-model approach for methane based fuels was developed. Chemical kinetics models were used to calculate the auto-ignition times for various temperatures, pressures and air-fuel-ratios (AFR).
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2193
Andreas Nygren, Anders Karlsson
When developing new combustion concepts, CFD simulations is a powerful tool. The modeling of spray formation is a challenging but important part when it comes to CFD modelling of non-premixed combustion. There is a large difference in the accuracy and robustness among different spray models and their implementation in different CFD codes. In the work presented in this paper a spray model, designated as VSB2 has been implemented in OpenFOAM. VSB2 differ from traditional spray models by replacing the Lagrangian parcels with stochastic blobs. The stochastic blobs consists of a droplet size distribution rather than equal sized droplets, as is the case with the traditional parcel. The VSB2 model has previously been thoroughly validated for spray formation and combustion of n-heptane. The aim of this study was to validate the VSB2 spray model for ethanol spray formation and combustion as a step in modelling dual-fuel combustion with alcohol and diesel.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2194
Mateusz Pucilowski, Mehdi Jangi, Sam Shamun, Martin Tuner, Xue-Song Bai
Experimental heavy-duty DICI methanol engine is studied under high compression ratio conditions (CR=27). The fuel is injected with common-rail injector close to the top-dead-center (TDC) position with three different injector pressures, leading to a spray formation causing a so called wall-wetting. Numerical simulations using RANS/LPT/WSR and PDF models are employed to investigate the local conditions of the injection and combustion process. The CFD results are compared with the pressure trace and emissions from the metal engine experiment. It is shown that the simulations captured the same trend of increased amount of unburned hydrocarbons at higher injection pressures. Moreover, the intake temperature adjustments were required to correctly capture the ignition delay time when WSR model was used, whereas with the PDF method such adjustments were not needed.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2256
Muhammad Umer Waqas, Kai Morganti, Jean-Baptiste Masurier, Bengt Johansson
Future internal combustion engines demand higher efficiency, progression towards is limited by antiknock quality of present fuels and energy economics in octane enhancement. A possible solution is Octane-on-Demand, that uses a combination of high and low octane fuels in separated tanks to generate fuels of the required octane rating according to demand. Methanol, a RON 109 fuel was selected as the high octane fuel and five low octane fuels were used as base fuel. These were FACE (Fuels for Advanced Combustion Engines) gasolines, more specifically FACE I, J and A and their primary reference fuels (iso-octane/n-heptane). Experiments were conducted with a modified Cooperative Fuel Research (CFR) engine. For SI combustion mode the CFR operated at RON and MON conditions. The engine i.e. also operated in HCCI mode to get the auto ignition properties at lean conditions (λ=3).
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2278
Zhiwei Deng, Ang Li, Lei Zhu, Zhen Huang
In-cylinder thermochemical fuel reforming (TFR) in spark ignition nature gas engine was developed to reveal that thermochemical fuel reforming could increase H2 and CO concentration in reformed gas, leading to an increase of thermal efficiency and engine performance. Moreover, ethanol enrichment has been proved to have great potential to optimize TFR performance. In order to explain TFR phenomenon chemically, methane oxidation experiments were conducted in a laminar flow reactor with addition of ethanol and methanol at equivalent ratios of 1.5, 1.7, 1.9 and 2.1 from 948K to 1098K at atmospheric pressure. Experimental results showed that methanol have great ability to facilitate the oxidation of methane than that of ethanol. Meanwhile, the degree of methane conversion became more significantly as the equivalent ratio increased. Kinetic analysis of oxidation of methane with alcohol enrichment in a plug flow model was also conducted in this study.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2277
Xiao Peng, Han Wu, Chia-Fon Lee, Qianbo Sun, Fushui Liu
Methanol has been regarded as a potential transportation fuel due to its advanced combustion characteristics and flexible source. However, it is suffering from misfire and high HC emissions problems under cold start and low load conditions either on methanol SI engine or on methanol/diesel dual fuel engine. Hydrogen is a potential addition that can enhance the combustion of methanol due to its high flammability and combustion stability. In the current work, the effect of hydrogen fraction on the laminar flame characteristics of methanol- hydrogen-air mixture under varied equivalence ratio was investigated on a constant volume combustion chamber system coupled with a schlieren setup. Experiments were performed over a wide range of equivalence ratio of the premixed charge, varied from 0.8 to 1.4, as well as different hydrogen fraction, 0%, 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% (n/n). All tests were carried out at fixed temperature and pressure of 400K and 0.1MPa.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2390
Hongxue Zhao, Daliang Jing, Yinhui Wang, Shi-jin Shuai, Changle PANG
In this paper, the impacts of Aromatic, Olefin and Ethanol on the formations of PAHs (poly-aromatic hydrocarbons) and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) in the gasoline engine was experimentally and numerically investigated. The objective of this study is to describe the formation process of the soot precursors including one ring to four ring benzene(A1-A4). In order to better understand the effects of the fuel properties on the formations of PAHs and VOCs, four test fuels including pure gasoline, gasoline with higher aromatics content, gasoline with higher olefin content, and gasoline with extra 10% ethanol content were experimentally studied. At the same time, these aspects were also numerically investigated in the CHEMKIN code by using premixed laminar flame model. The results showed that higher aromatics content in gasoline will lead to much higher PAHs and VOCs emissions.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2397
Zhan Gao, Lei Zhu, Xinyao Zou, Chunpeng Liu, Zhen Huang
Biodiesel is a potential alternative fuel which can meet the growing need for sustainable energy. Partially premixed compression ignition (PPCI) is an important low-temperature combustion strategy to reduce NOx and soot emission of diesel engines. To investigate partial premixing impact on particle formation in flames of biodiesel or biodiesel surrogates, an experimental study was performed to compare the soot morphology and nanostructure evolution in laminar co-flow methyl decanoate non-premixed flame (NPF) and partially premixed flame (PPF). The thermophoretic sampling technique was used to capture particles along flame centerlines. Soot morphology information and volume fraction were obtained from TEM analysis and nanostructure features were evaluated by HR-TEM. With primary equivalence ratio of 19, gas temperature of PPF is higher along flame centerline compared with NPF. The results show an initially stronger sooting tendency in PPF at lower positions.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2297
Thomas Dubois, Lidwine Abiad, Pauline Caine
As it is the case for Diesel engines, the Gasoline Direct Injection engines are using higher and higher injection pressures. The state of the art GDI engines are currently using injection pressure as high as 500 bar. A lot of work is also currently ongoing on Gasoline Compression Ignition (GCI) engines which use even higher injection pressure (above 1 000 bar). A high injection pressure means that a high pressure pump has to be used and so, proper lubricity has to be brought by the fuel. In the mean time the use of biofuels is increasing and several studies have shown the positive impact of ethanol on the fuel consumption of gasoline engines mainly thru an octane number effect. For all these reasons, it seems important to evaluate the impact of ethanol on the lubricity of gasoline as well as on the response of lubricity additives that may be required in a medium-term future to provide gasoline enough lubricity to ensure the operability of these new engines.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2325
Midhat Talibi, Paul Hellier, Nicos Ladommatos
The conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to liquid fuels presents an alternative to the current production of renewable fuels for IC engines from food crops. However, realising the potential for reductions in net CO2 emissions through the utilisation of, for example, waste biomass for sustainable fuel production requires that energy and resource inputs into such processes be minimised. This work therefore investigates the combustion and emission characteristics of five intermediate platform molecules potentially derived from lignocellulosic biomass: gamma-valerolactone (GVL), methyl valerate, furfuryl alcohol, furfural and 2-methyltetrahydrofuran (MTHF). The study was conducted on a naturally aspirated, water cooled, single cylinder spark-ignition engine. Each of the platform molecules were blended with reference fossil gasoline at 20 % wt/wt.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2327
Joonsik Hwang, Choongsik Bae, Chetankumar Patel, Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Tarun Gupta
Fuel atomization and air-fuel mixing processes play a dominant role on engine performance and emission characteristics in a direct injection compression ignition engine. Understanding of microscopic spray characteristics is essential to predict combustion phenomena. The present work investigates the atomization and mixing characteristics of biodiesel fuels in a constant volume combustion chamber. Waste cooking oil, Jatropha, and Karanja biodiesels were applied and the results were compared with those of diesel fuel. The tested fuels were injected by a common-rail injection system with injection pressures of 40, 80, and 120 MPa. A high-speed camera with a long distance microscopic lens was utilized to capture the near nozzle flow characteristics. Sauter mean diameter (SMD) was measured by a phase doppler particle analyzer.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2339
Pi-qiang Tan, Yuan Li
With increasingly severe atmospheric environmental problems, diesel car emissions have attracted broad attention for its main contribution to air pollutant. Alternative fuels become a hot research point in vehicle for rapidly consuming of fossil oil resources. Biodiesel and GTL (gas to liquid) fuels are two typical alternative fuels for diesel fuel. Low blend ratio (≤10%) biodiesel and GTL fuels can be used in a diesel engine without modifying the engine’s configuration. It is important to investigate the difference of low blend ratio biodiesel and GTL fuels used in the same diesel car and to find the optimum one. Gaseous and particle emissions from a light duty diesel car with B10 (10% biodiesel from cooking oil +90% diesel, v/v) and G10 (10% GTL fuel +90% diesel, v/v) was investigated. It was equipped with high pressure common rail system, cooled EGR and DOC and was tested on a chassis dynamometer under NEDC mode.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2332
Tamara Ottenwaelder, Stefan Pischinger
In order to reduce the consolidated CO2 emission balance stemming from the operation of internal combustion engines, application of new alternative fuels out of renewable sources can deliver a major contribution in the future. For this paper, several fuels were selected which can be produced out of biomass or with hydrogen which is generated directly via electrolysis with electricity from renewable sources. All fuels are compared to conventional diesel fuel and two diesel surrogates. It is well known that there can be a large effect of fuel properties on mixture formation and combustion, which may result in a completely different engine performance compared to the operation with conventional diesel fuels. Mixture formation and ignition behavior can also largely affect the pollutant formation. The knowledge of the combustion behavior is also important to design new engine geometries or implement new calibrations for an existing engine.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2191
Yachao Chang, Ming Jia, Yanzhi Zhang, Yaopeng Li, Weiwei Fan, MaoZhao Xie
Dimethyl ether (DME) attracts increasing attentions in recent years, because it can reduce the carbon monoxide (CO), unburned hydrocarbon (HC), and soot emissions for engines as the transportation fuel or the fuel additive. In this paper, a reduced DME oxidation mechanism was developed using the decoupling methodology. The rate constants of the fuel-related reactions was optimized using the non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm II (NSGA-II) to reproduce the ignition delay time in shock tubes and major species concentration in jet-stirred reactors (JSR) over low-to-high temperature. In NSGA-II, the range of the rate constants was considered to ensure the reliability of the optimized mechanism. Moreover, an improved objective function was proposed to maintain the faithfulness of the optimized mechanism to the original reaction mechanism, and a new method was presented to determine the optimal solution from the Pareto front.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2192
Shenghui Zhong, Zhijun Peng, Yu Li, Hailin Li, Fan Zhang
A 3D DNS (Three-dimensional direct numerical simulation) study with detailed chemical kinetic mechanism of methane has been performed to investigate the characteristic of turbulent premixed oxy-fuel combustion relevant to traditional spark ignition (SI) engine conditions. H2O and CO2 are adopted as the dilution agents in oxy-fuel combustion. In order to keep a consistent temperature profile compared with those of air-fired cases, 73% and 66% of H2O and CO2 in oxidizer by volume ratio are used. At first, laminar premixed flames are conducted to study the effect of the dilution molar fraction on the process of flame propagation. It is found that decreasing the dilution molar fraction will increase the flame propagation speed in both H2O and CO2 dilution cases, and there exists a temperature limitation because of chemical equilibrium.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2238
Ripudaman Singh, Travis Burch, George Lavoie, Margaret Wooldridge, Mohammad Fatouraie
Numerous studies have demonstrated the benefits of ethanol in increasing the thermal efficiency of gasoline-fueled spark ignition engines via the higher enthalpy of vaporization and higher knock resistance of ethanol compared with gasoline. This study expands on previous work by considering a split fuel injection strategy with a boosted direct injection spark ignition (DISI) engine fueled with E0 (100% by volume reference grade gasoline; with research octane number = 91 and motoring octane number = 83), E100 (100% by volume anhydrous ethanol), and various splash-blends of the two fuels. Experiments were performed using a production 3-cylinder Ford Ecoboost engine where two cylinders were de-activated to create a single-cylinder engine with a displacement of 0.33 L. The engine was operated over a range of loads with boosted intake manifold absolute pressure (MAP) from 1 bar to 1.5 bar absolute.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2331
Amar Deep, Naveen Kumar, Harveer Singh Pali
The use of alternative fuel has many advantages and the main ones are its renewability, biodegradability and better quality exhaust gas emission, which do not contribute to raise the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The use of inedible vegetables oils as an alternative fuels for diesel engine is accelerated by the energy crisis due to depletion of resources and increase in environmental problems including the great need for edible oil as food and reduction of biodiesel production cost etc. lot of inedible vegetable oils which can be exploited for substitute fuel as diesel fuel. However there are many issues related to the use of vegetable oils in diesel engine that is high viscosity, low calorific value, high self-ignition temperature etc. Jatropha curcas has been promoted in India as a sustainable substitute to diesel fuel.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2318
Xiaoxu Jia, Zhong Huang, Dehao Ju, Zhen Huang, Xing-cai Lu
Combustion instability often occurs inside the combustion chamber of aerospace engine. Almost every rocket engine using liquid fuel suffers combustion instability problem during R&D process. High frequency pressure oscillation inside the combustor, categorically those higher than 1kHz, can lead severe vibration to engine component and cause significant engine damage in a very short time. Dealing with this problem is one of the main subjects while developing rocket engine with superior stability and reliability. Fuel atomization and evaporation, one of the controlling processes of combustion rate, is an important mechanism of the combustion instability. To decrease and control the combustion instability, it challenges a deep understanding of the underlying mechanism of fuel atomization and evaporation process. In this paper, acoustic field was established to simulate the pressure fluctuation.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2340
Shashank Mishra, Anand Krishnasamy
Owing to a rapid rise in global energy demand in various sectors including power, agriculture and transport, there is a tremendous increase in demand for conventional diesel fuel. Biodiesel are emerging as renewable alternative to diesel with better emission characteristics (except nitric oxides). The biodiesel could be produced from various feedstock including vegetable oils, animal fats, algae, etc. and thus, vary significantly in their fatty acid methyl ester composition and physico-chemical properties and thereby, engine performance and emissions. In the present work, the effects of biodiesel compositional variations in conjunction with changes in engine load and injection timings are captured using a multi-linear regression model which is applied to predict performance and emission characteristics of a single cylinder diesel engine.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2289
Chunze Cen, Han Wu, Chia-Fon Lee, Shuxin Hao, Fushui Liu, Yikai Li
Droplets impacting onto the heated surface is a typical phenomenon either in CI engines or in GDI SI engines, which is regarded significant for their air-fuel mixing. Meanwhile, alcohols including ethanol and butanol, has been widely studied as internal combustion engine alternative fuels due to their excellent properties. In this paper, under different component ratio conditions, the ethanol-butanol droplet impacting onto the heated aluminum surface has been studied experimentally. The falling height of the droplets were set at 5cm. A high-speed camera, set at 512×512pixels, 5000 fps and 20 μs of exposure time,was used to visualize the droplet behavior impinging onto the hot aluminum surface. The impact regimes of the binary droplet were identified. The result showed that the Leidenfrost temperature of droplets was affected by the ratio of ethanol to butanol. The higher the content of butanol in the droplet, the higher the Leidenfrost temperature.
2017-10-08
Journal Article
2017-01-2285
Eric Randolph, Raphael Gukelberger, Terrence Alger, Thomas Briggs, Christopher Chadwell, Antonio Bosquez Jr.
Abstract The primary focus of this investigation was to determine the hydrogen reformation, efficiency and knock mitigation benefits of methanol-fueled Dedicated EGR (D-EGR®) operation, when compared to other EGR types. A 2.0 L turbocharged port fuel injected engine was operated with internal EGR, high-pressure loop (HPL) EGR and D-EGR configurations. The internal, HPL-EGR, and D-EGR configurations were operated on neat methanol to demonstrate the relative benefit of D-EGR over other EGR types. The D-EGR configuration was also tested on high octane gasoline to highlight the differences to methanol. An additional sub-task of the work was to investigate the combustion response of these configurations. Methanol did not increase its H2 yield for a given D-EGR cylinder equivalence ratio, even though the H:C ratio of methanol is over twice typical gasoline.
2017-09-19
Technical Paper
2017-01-2136
Almuddin Rustum Sayyad, Pratik Salunke, Sangram Jadhav
The objective of this work is to optimize the operating parameters of the Direct Injection single cylinder (5.2 kw) CI engine with respect to Brake Thermal Efficiency (BTHE), Hydro carbons (HC) and Carbon dioxide (CO2). For this investigation, we used Simarouba Biodiesel as an alternate fuel for diesel fuel which possesses low cetane number which is not sufficient to operate existing diesel engine. However, this could be combined with the diesel fuel in the form of blends. For this investigation four levels and four parameters were selected viz. Injection Pressure (IP), Fuel Fraction (FF), Compression Ratio (CR) and Injection Timing (Before TDC). Taguchi Method is used for minimizing the number of experiments and Multiple Regression Analysis is used to find the optimum condition. Three outputs variables such as; Brake Thermal Efficiency (BTHE), content of HC particles and CO2 in the emission are measured and considered its influence on CI Engine performance.
2017-09-19
Technical Paper
2017-01-2137
Dnyaneshwar V. Kadam, Sangram D. Jadhav
Vibration is the most considerable factor in dynamics of machinery. Vibration causes unfavorable effects on engine components and may reduce the life of engine. The conventional fossil fuel sources are limited in the world. The dependency on diesel should be reduced by using biodiesel as an alternative fuel in next few years. The input parameters are affected on engine performance and emission. The present study mainly focuses on an optimization of vibrations, performance and emission using Taguchi and multiple regression analysis for biodiesel as a fuel. The test was performed on single cylinder, four-stroke, diesel engine with VCR. Taguchi method is used to prepare the design of experiment of L16 array for minimizing number of experiments and multiple regression analysis for finding the best relationship between the input and output parameters. The selected input parameters are: fuel fraction, compression ratio, injection pressure and injection timing.
2017-09-04
Technical Paper
2017-24-0082
Muhammad Umer Waqas, Nour Atef, Eshan Singh, Jean-Baptiste MASURIER, Mani Sarathy, Bengt Johansson
Abstract The blending of ethanol with PRF (Primary reference fuel) 84 was investigated and compared with FACE (Fuels for Advanced Combustion Engines) A gasoline surrogate which has a RON of 83.9. Previously, experiments were performed at four HCCI conditions but the chemical effect responsible for the non-linear blending behavior of ethanol with PRF 84 and FACE A was not understood. Hence, in this study the experimental measurements were simulated using zero-dimensional HCCI engine model with detailed chemistry in CHEMKIN PRO. Ethanol was used as an octane booster for the above two base fuels in volume concentration of 0%, 2%, 5% and 10%. The geometrical data and the intake valve closure conditions were used to match the simulated combustion phasing with the experiments. Low temperature heat release (LTHR) was detected by performing heat release analysis.
2017-09-04
Technical Paper
2017-24-0096
Laura Sophie Baumgartner, Stephan Karmann, Fabian Backes, Andreas Stadler, Georg Wachtmeister
Abstract Due to its molecular structure, methane provides several advantages as fuel for internal combustion engines. To cope with nitrogen oxide emissions high levels of excess air are beneficial, which on the other hand deteriorates the flammability and combustion duration of the mixture. One approach to meet these challenges and ensure a stable combustion process are fuelled prechambers. The flow and combustion processes within these prechambers are highly influenced by the position, orientation, number and overall cross-sectional area of the orifices connecting the prechamber and the main combustion chamber. In the present study, a water-cooled single cylinder test engine with a displacement volume of 0.5 l is equipped with a methane-fuelled prechamber. To evaluate influences of the aforementioned orifices several prechambers with variations of the orientation and number of nozzles are used under different operating conditions of engine speed and load.
2017-09-04
Technical Paper
2017-24-0117
Fabio Scala, Enzo Galloni, Gustavo Fontana
Abstract In this paper, the behavior of a downsized spark-ignition engine firing with alcohol/gasoline blends has been analyzed. In particular, different butanol-gasoline and ethanol-gasoline blends have been examined. All the alcohol fuels here considered are derived from biomasses. In the paper, a numerical approach has been followed. A one dimensional model has been tuned in order to simulate the engine operation when it is fueled by alcohol/gasoline mixtures. Numerous operating points, characterized by two different engine speeds and several low-medium load values, have been analyzed. The objective of the numerical analysis is determining the optimum spark advance for different alcohol percentages in the mixtures at the different engine operating points. Once the best spark timing has been selected, the differences, in terms of both indicated torque and efficiency, arising in the different kinds of fueling have been evaluated.
2017-09-04
Technical Paper
2017-24-0039
Daniele Piazzullo, Michela Costa, Youngchul Ra, Vittorio ROCCO, Ankith Ullal
Abstract Bio-derived fuels are drawing more and more attention in the internal combustion engine (ICE) research field in recent years. Those interests in use of renewable biofuels in ICE applications derive from energy security issues and, more importantly, from environment pollutant emissions concerns. High fidelity numerical study of engine combustion requires advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to be coupled with detailed chemical kinetic models. This task becomes extremely challenging if real fuels are taken into account, as they include a mixture of hundreds of different hydrocarbons, which prohibitively increases computational cost. Therefore, along with employing surrogate fuel models, reduction of detailed kinetic models for multidimensional engine applications is preferred. In the present work, a reduced mechanism was developed for primary reference fuel (PRF) using the directed relation graph (DRG) approach.
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