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2014-11-11
Technical Paper
2014-32-0006
Federico Brusiani, Gian Marco Bianchi, Cristian Catellani, Marco Ferrari, Paolo Verziagi, Dario Catanese
Abstract Still today, two-stroke engine layout is characterized by a wide share on the market thanks to its simpler construction that allows to reduce production and maintenance costs respecting the four-stroke engine. Two of the main application areas for the two-stroke engines are on small motorbikes and on handheld machines like chainsaws, brush cutters, and blowers. In both these application areas, two-stroke engines are generally equipped by a carburettor to provide the air/fuel mixture formation while the engine cooling is assured by forcing an air stream all around the engine head and cylinder surfaces. Focusing the attention on the two-stroke air-cooling system, it is not easy to assure its effectiveness all around the cylinder surface because the air flow easily separates from the cylinder walls producing local hot-spots on the cylinder itself. This problem can be bounded only by the optimization of the cylinder fin design placed externally to the cylinder surface. In the present paper the authors present a first analysis of the thermal-flow behaviour of a two stroke engine designed for brush-cutter machine applications.
2014-11-11
Technical Paper
2014-32-0020
Patrick Falk, Christian Hubmann
Abstract Originally developed for the automotive market, a fully automatic real-time measurement tool AVL-DRIVE is commercially available for analyzing and scoring vehicle drive quality, also known as “Driveability”. This system from AVL uses its own transducers, calibrated to the sensitivity and response of the human body to measure the forces felt by the driver, such as acceleration, shock, surging, vibration, noise, etc. Simultaneously, the vehicle operating conditions are measured, (throttle grip angle, engine speed, gear, vehicle speed, temperature, etc.). Because the software is pre-programmed with the scores from a multitude of different vehicles in each vehicle class via neural networks and fuzzy logic formula, a quality score with reference to similar competitor vehicles is instantly given. This tool is already successfully implemented in the market for years to investigate such driveability parameters for passenger cars. Due to the fact that electronic systems more and more find their way into the 2-wheeler applications, motorcycle manufacturers are facing a lot of challenges and these are increasing from year to year.
2014-11-11
Technical Paper
2014-32-0128
Francisco Payri, José Javier Lopez, Benjamin Pla, Diana Graciano Bustamante
Abstract Direct injection compression ignited (CI) engines are today's most efficient engine technology, granting efficiencies exceeding 40% for their optimal operation point. In addition, a strong technological development has allowed the CI engine to overcome its traditional weak points: both its pollutant emissions and the gap in specific power regarding its competitor, i.e. the spark ignited (SI) engine, have been noticeably reduced. Particularly, the increase in specific power has led to the downsizing as an effective method to improve vehicle efficiency. Despite the reduction in total displacement, the cylinder displacement of current CI engines is still around 0.5 liters. For some applications (urban light duty vehicles, Range Extenders…) it may be interesting to reduce the engine displacement to address power targets around 20kW with high efficiencies. This paper assesses the thermo- and fluid-dynamic limitations which make challenging extending the application of automotive CI engines to the low power region: Firstly, space limitations for injection and combustion processes.
2014-11-11
Technical Paper
2014-32-0109
Denis Neher, Maurice Kettner, Fino Scholl, Markus Klaissle, Danny Schwarz, Blanca Gimenez
Abstract Electrical power and efficiency are decisive factors to minimise payoff time of cogeneration units and thus increase their profitability. In the case of (small-scale) cogeneration engines, low-NOx operation and high engine efficiency are frequently achieved through lean burn operation. Whereas higher diluted mixture enables future emission standards to be met, it reduces engine power. It further leads to poor combustion phasing, reducing engine efficiency. In this work, an engine concept that improves the trade-off between engine efficiency, NOx emissions and engine power, was investigated numerically. It combines individual measures such as lean burn operation, overexpanded cycle as well as a power- and efficiency-optimised intake system. Miller and Atkinson valve timings were examined using a detailed 1D model (AVL BOOST). Indicated specific fuel consumption (ISFC) was improved while maintaining effective compression ratio constant. However, brake specific fuel consumption (BSFC) rises due to lower IMEP.
2014-11-11
Technical Paper
2014-32-0023
Daniele Barbani, Niccolò Baldanzini, Marco Pierini
Abstract In the study of new solutions for motorcycle passive safety, FE models of full-scale crash tests play a strategic role. The most important issue in the development process of FE models is their reliability to reproduce real crash tests. To help the engineering in the validation phase, a sensitivity analysis of a FE model for motorcycle-car crash tests is carried-out. The aim of this study is to investigate the model response subjected to variations of specific input parameters. The DOE is performed generating a list of simulations (each one composed by a unique combination of 8 parameters) through Latin Hypercube Sampling. The outputs monitored are the Head Injury Criterion (HIC) and Neck Injury Criteria (Nij). The analysis of the results is performed using scatter plots and linear regression curves to identify the parameters that have major impact on the outputs and to assess the type of dependency (linear or non-linear).
2014-11-11
Technical Paper
2014-32-0042
Bernard Alsteens
Abstract Composite materials can bring significant weight saving in the design of a new component. These materials are one of the solutions offered to designers to achieve new fuel efficiency regulation. New challenge arises in term of design optimization and manufacturing. Shifting from a metal to composite paradigm requires a dedicated tool for composite design in order to take into account the specific composite behavior. Material performance varies widely over the entire part mainly due to the manufacturing process and the corresponding microstructure. Classical design tools are not able to describe accurately the local composite material behavior, leading to the introduction of safety factors and lack of confidence in the design. Accurate modelling of composites require the use of a multi-scale approach. The composite is not seen as a homogeneous material anymore but as a heterogeneous material made of several constituents. The mechanical performance of this composite depends on the performance of each constituent and on its microstructure.
2014-11-11
Technical Paper
2014-32-0018
Kenichi Morimoto, Kenichi Tanaka
Abstract There have been a number of attempts to clarify the relationship between motorcycle specifications and shimmy phenomenon. Some of such efforts are based on equations of motion. The methods used in those efforts are suitable for analyzing motions in a fundamental structure. However, when the degree of freedom is large, it is extremely difficult to deliver an equation of motion. Therefore, a practical method cannot be found generally when applying the methods employing equations of motion. We also conducted the analysis of shimmy using multi-body dynamics simulation. The yielded results were useful only for clarifying the differences in shimmy levels among motorcycles. However, they were not helpful to understand the relationships between specifications and shimmy phenomenon. In this study, we focused clarifying these relationships and we took four study steps shown below: 1 Narrowing down the motorcycle specifications affecting shimmy2 Determining physical parameters influential to shimmy3 Investigating how a change of physical parameters affects shimmy using simplified model4 Analyzing how the changes of motorcycle specifications affect the shimmy Following these steps, we clarified the relationships between motorcycle's specifications and shimmy by using only three physical parameters.
2014-11-11
Technical Paper
2014-32-0114
Enrico Mattarelli, Carlo Alberto Rinaldini, Giuseppe Cantore, Enrico Agostinelli
Abstract The paper compares two different design concepts for a range extender engine rated at 30 kW at 4500 rpm. The first project is a conventional 4-Stroke SI engine, 2-cylinder, 2-valve, equipped with port fuel injection. The second is a new type of 2-Stroke loop scavenged SI engine, featuring a direct gasoline injection and a patented rotary valve for enhancing the induction and scavenging processes. Both power units have been virtually designed with the help of CFD simulation. Moreover, for the 2-Stroke engine, a prototype has been also built and tested at the dynamometer bench, allowing the authors to make a reliable theoretical comparison with the well assessed 4-Stroke unit. Even if the optimized design of each one of the two engines is similar to that of existing prototypes, the paper is not intended to be a benchmarking, but a general study, aimed to define the fundamental project guidelines and compare different solutions under the same conditions, including the unavoidable arbitrary hypotheses.
2014-11-11
Technical Paper
2014-32-0127
Hideyuki Ogawa, Gen Shibata, Yuhei Noguchi, Mutsumi Numata
Abstract Diesel-like combustion of an emulsified blend of water and diesel fuel in a constant volume chamber vessel was visualized with high speed color video, further analyzing with a 2-D two color method and shadowgraph images. When the temperature at the fuel injection is 900 K, here while the combustion with unblended diesel fuel in the vessel is similar to ordinary diesel combustion with diffusive combustion, combustion with the emulsified fuel is similar to premixed diesel combustion with a large premixed combustion and very little diffusive combustion. With the emulsified fuel the flame luminosity and temperature are lower, the luminous flame and high temperature regions are smaller, and the duration of the luminous flame is shorter than with diesel fuel. This is due to promotion of premixing with increases in the ignition delay and decreases in the combustion temperature with the water vaporization. The soot number density (total KL factor) with the water emulsified fuel is smaller than with the diesel fuel.
2014-11-11
Technical Paper
2014-32-0134
Giovanni Bonandrini, Rita Di Gioia, Luca Venturoli, Domenico Papaleo, Lucio Postrioti, Leonardo Zappalà
Abstract Diesel engine technology is continuously focused on higher performances and lower emission levels. Reduced costs and lower fuel consumption are key factors in engine development too, in particular for small diesel engine, both for on-road and non-road application. In order to fulfill emission legislation requirements, improve engine performance and reduce fuel consumption, nowadays the common rail injection system with electronic actuation is widely used in diesel engines. Nevertheless, conventional common rail system cost is quite high, mainly due to the complex indirect actuation of the injector, and the injector backflow leads to inefficiencies in the injection system. In this work an analysis of a medium pressure injection system for small diesel engines is presented, focusing on the achievable engine performances and emissions. The new injection system makes use of an innovative solenoid directly actuated injector (DDI) with a lower maximum rail pressure in respect with conventional common rail systems.
2014-11-11
Technical Paper
2014-32-0059
Antonio Agresta, Francesca Di Puccio, Paola Forte, Gabriele Benigni
Abstract NVH simulations for an automotive component industry represent a convenient mean to compare different solutions and make decisions on design choices based on the predictions of the component vibro-acoustic behavior. This paper presents the vibro-acoustic characterization and comparison of two fuel rail assemblies (FRAs) by mean of simulations in Ansys Workbench & LMS Virtual.Lab. These simulations required a preliminary finite element (FE) modal analysis on the FRAs. To verify the reliability of the FE models, an experimental modal analysis was performed on one of the two fuel rails in free-free condition. The correlation between FE and test models highlighted some differences: a sensitivity study proved that the differences depend on the modeling of some brazed joints. The results of the following NVH simulations were checked by performing an acoustic impact test on the two FRAs in free-free condition inside an anechoic chamber. The comparison between the test and FE results proved that only a tuned FE model provides reliable results.
2014-11-11
Technical Paper
2014-32-0062
Jonathan Tenenbaum, Michael Shapiro, Leonid Tartakovsky
Abstract The paper presents an analytical two-dimensional model of two-phase turbulent jets with focus on fuel sprays in internal combustion engines. The developed model allows prediction of the fuel spray parameters including local fuel concentration and mixture velocity. The model proposed in this paper is based on the single-phase steady-state laminar axisymmetric jet flow field solution by Schlichting. This solution is amended to include transport of the discontinuous fuel phase in a stagnant air in the limit of a dilute fuel concentration. This two-phase jet flow model admits a closed form analytical solution for the fuel concentration distribution. This solution is then applied to turbulent jet flow as per the approach described by Schlichting and in other studies, and used to predict point-wise properties of fuel sprays in internal combustion engines. The results of model simulations are compared with the available experimental data. It was found that the analytical model predicts satisfactorily spray properties without additional assumptions or fitting coefficient.
2014-11-11
Technical Paper
2014-32-0122
Andrea Fioravanti, Giulio Lenzi, Giovanni Vichi, Giovanni Ferrara, Stefano Ricci, Leonardo Bagnoli
Abstract The intake and exhaust lines provide the main abatement of the acoustic emissions of an Internal Combustion Engine (ICE). Many different numerical approaches can be used to evaluate the acoustic attenuation, which is commonly expressed by the Transmission Loss. One-dimensional (1D) and three-dimensional (3D) simulations are conventionally carried out only considering the acoustic domain of the muffler or of the air-box. The walls of the acoustic filter are considered fully rigid and the interaction between the acoustic waves and the structure is consequently negligible. Moreover, the effect of the manufacturing characteristics and the attenuation of the acoustic waves due to the fluid viscous-thermal effects are also commonly disregarded in the numerical analysis of the filters. In addition, the presence of a catalytic converter or a filter cartridge may have an influence on the numerical results. All these aspects, however, can remarkably affect the matching between simulations and experiments both at high frequencies and at medium-low ones.
2014-11-11
Technical Paper
2014-32-0119
Diego Copiello, Ze Zhou, Gregory Lielens
Abstract This paper addresses the numerical simulation of motorcycle exhaust system noise using a transfer matrix method (TMM) supporting high order analytical acoustic modes representation combined with finite element method (FEM) included in the Actran software, R15. In the state-of-the-art of hybrid TMM/FEM approach the main assumption consists in a 1D plane wave acoustic propagation in the components connections which is intrinsically limiting the maximum frequency of the analysis. In motorcycle exhaust systems this limitation is even stronger because typical geometries exhibit strong curvatures and bends causing the scattering of the acoustic wave into higher order modes. Therefore, results might be erroneous even at frequencies at which only the plane wave is expected to be propagating. The improved transfer matrix method presented in this paper overcomes this limitation allowing to increase the range of applicability of this method. Specifically, the method is theoretically described and then validated on a set of test cases directly derived from a typical motorcycle exhaust system.
2014-11-11
Technical Paper
2014-32-0126
Giovanni Vichi, Isacco Stiaccini, Alessandro Bellissima, Ryota Minamino, Lorenzo Ferrari, Giovanni Ferrara
Abstract A condition monitoring activity consists in the analysis of several information from the engine and the subsequent data elaboration to assess its operating condition. By means of a continuous supervision of the operating conditions the internal combustion engine performance can be maintained at design-level in the long term. The growing use of turbocharger (TC) in automotive field suggests to use the TC speed as a possible feedback of engine operating condition. Indeed, the turbocharger behavior is influenced by the thermo and fluid-dynamic conditions in the cylinder exhaust port: this feature suggests that the TC speed could provide useful data about the engine cycle. In this study the authors describe a theoretical and numerical analysis focused on the TC speed in a four stroke turbo-diesel engine. The purpose of this study is to highlight whether the TC speed allows one to detect the variation of the engine parameters. In addition, when the TC speed alone is not sufficient to detect the variation in the engine operating conditions, the proper set of additional, easy-to-measure, engine parameters is studied to univocally identify the causes of the variation.
2014-11-11
Technical Paper
2014-32-0047
Mohamed El Morsy, Gabriela Achtenova
Abstract Using the PULSE platform for vibration analysis, which has been developed as an advanced solution for vibration measurements, the Robust Diagnostic Concept (RDC) was elaborated. The PULSE setup is designed to aid in fault diagnosis of a vehicle gearbox - the main part of a vehicle powertrain. Time Domain, Continuous Wavelet Transformation Technique (CWT), FFT and order analysis measurements are used for detection of an artificial pitting defect in a gear by tracking the gearbox response at accelerated speed and different loads. The test stand is equipped with three dynamometers; the input dynamometer serves as the internal combustion engine, the output dynamometers introduce the load on the flanges of the output joint shafts. The pitting defect is manufactured on the tooth side of the fifth speed gear on the intermediate shaft. The effect of temperature on the vibration measurements was also investigated to study its impact on the fault diagnosis. The presented concept has an important application in the field of mechanical fault diagnosis.
2014-11-11
Technical Paper
2014-32-0048
Stefania Falfari, Claudio Forte, Federico Brusiani, Gian Marco Bianchi, Giulio Cazzoli, Cristian Catellani
Abstract Faster combustion and lower cycle-to-cycle variability are mandatory tasks for naturally aspirated engines to reduce emission levels and to increase engine efficiency. The promotion of a stable and coherent tumble structure is considered as one of the best way to promote the in-cylinder turbulence and therefore the combustion velocity. During the compression stroke the tumble vortex is deformed, accelerated and its breakdown in smaller eddies leads to the turbulence enhancement process. The prediction of the final level of turbulence for a particular engine operating point is crucial during the engine design process because it represents a practical comparative means for different engine solutions. The tumble ratio parameter value represents a first step toward the evaluation of the turbulence level at ignition time, but it has an intrinsic limit. The tumble ratio parameter represents the value of the angular velocity of a single macro vortex, while the flow-field is often characterized by multiple vortexes, sometimes some rotating and some counter-rotating.
2014-11-11
Technical Paper
2014-32-0051
Akira Ishibashi, Muneaki Nakamura, Hitoshi Muramatsu
Abstract Currently, the improvement of fuel economy is the most important issue in automobile engine development. To improve fuel economy via greater thermal efficiency, the enhancement of the compression ratio and the reduction of thermal losses because of cooling have been widely investigated. These efforts to improve thermal efficiency increase the thermal load on pistons. Ensuring the reliability of the pistons and the antiknocking capacity of engines require a better understanding of piston temperature distributions through accurate measurements under various engine operating conditions. Thus, direct and indirect measurement methods have been developed to estimate the actual piston temperature. Direct methods, such as linkage-type measurements, are not typically applicable under higher engine speeds because of the poor durability of linkages. Indirect methods, such as material hardness-type measurements, can measure neither real-time piston temperature nor the temperature of piston skirts, which are thin-walled.
2014-11-11
Technical Paper
2014-32-0050
Tomokazu Nomura, Koichiro Matsushita, Yoshihiko Fujii, Hirofumi Fujiwara
Abstract For detailed temperature estimates in the engine of a running motorcycle, newly researches were conducted on the method for calculation of temperature distribution using a three-dimensional (3D) thermal conductivity simulation after calculating the total balance of heat generation and heat dissipation of the engine using a one-dimensional (1D) thermal simulation. This project is targeted at air-cooled engines in which the cooling conditions vary significantly depending on the external shapes of the engines and the airflow around them. The heat balance is calculated using the 1D thermal simulation taking into account all the routes and processes for dissipation to the atmosphere of the heat that is generated by the combustion in the engine. The 1D engine cycle simulation is applied to calculate the heat transmission to the engine from the combustion. For the calculation of heat transfer within the engine, the engine components are converted to a one-dimensional model. The empirical equation established from the measurements and the one-dimensional computational fluid dynamics (1D-CFD) are combined to calculate the heat transfer to the engine oil.
2014-11-11
Technical Paper
2014-32-0054
Toshio Watanabe, Hiroki Sakamoto
Abstract When the planing craft with outboard motor is running, cavitation occurs around the surface of propeller and lower unit of outboard motor. Cavitation has been classified under several categories by the feature and cause of occurrence. Among them, cloud cavitation and root cavitation lead to erosion damage on the surface of lower unit and propeller. To prevent from poor appearance or performance deterioration of outboard motor by erosion damage, it is important problem to predict the erosion occurrence. Currently we can predict the cavitation phenomena sufficiently, but the area of cavitation does not necessarily correspond with the area of erosion. In this study, we present the new method to predict the area of erosion due to cavitation using CFD (computer fluid dynamics) analysis. In order to evaluate the accuracy of erosion occurrence simulation, the simulation results are compared against the result of a full-scale cruising test. Comparison between simulation and experiment suggests as follows; (1)Regarding the lower unit of outboard, the area of paint peeling on the surface of lower unit due to erosion gives close agreement with the simulation result. (2)Regarding the propeller, the area of erosion with simulation is observed more widely than the experimental result.
2014-11-11
Technical Paper
2014-32-0052
Tatsuhiko Sato, Hirotaka Kurita, Akemi Ito, Hideyuki Iwasaki
Abstract The improvement of fuel consumption is the most important issue for engine manufactures from the viewpoint of energy and environment conservation. A piston-cylinder system plays an important role for the reduction of an engine friction. For the improvement of the frictional behavior of the piston-cylinder system, it is beneficial to observe and analyze the frictional waveforms during an engine operation. To meet the above-mentioned demand, frictional waveforms were measured with using the renewed floating liner device. In the newly developed floating liner device, an actual cylinder block itself was used as a test specimen. The measured single cylinder was an aluminum monolithic type made of hypereutectic Al-17%Si alloy using a high pressure die casting process. The combined piston was a light weight forged piston and a DLC coated piston ring was used. For the measurement, 110cc air cooled single cylinder engine was used. The observed waveforms were considered to be reasonable and proper from the theoretical point of view.
2014-11-11
Technical Paper
2014-32-0060
Giovanni Vichi, Luca Romani, Giovanni Ferrara, Luca Carmignani, Francesco Maiani
Abstract In the last years, the engineering in the automotive industry is revolutionized by the continuous research of solutions for the reduction of consumptions and pollutant emissions. On this topic maximum attention is paid by both the legislative bodies and the costumers. The more and more severe limitations in pollutant and CO2 emissions imposed by international standards and the increasing price of the fuel force the automotive research to more efficient and ecological engines. Commonly the standard approach for the definition of the engine parameters at the beginning of the design process is based on the wide-open throttle condition although, both in homologation cycles and in the daily usage of the scooters, the engines work mainly at partial load where the efficiency dramatically decreases. This aspect has recently become strongly relevant also for two wheeled vehicles especially for urban purpose. Within this context the authors developed an integrated numerical model, in MatLab Simulink ambient, in order to couple the engine simulation, performed by means of a 1D computer-aided engineering code, with the dynamic behaviour of the whole vehicle.
2014-11-11
Technical Paper
2014-32-0078
Bo-Chiuan Chen, Yuh-Yih Wu, Wen-Han Tsai, Hsien-Chi Tsai, Huang-Min Lin, Yao-Chung Liang
Abstract Fuel film dynamics in the intake manifold are considered to develop air fuel ratio (AFR) control strategy with on-line system identification for a V2 engine in this paper. A1000 cc four-stroke two-cylinder, water-cooled port injection SI engine is used as the target engine to develop the engine model in Matlab/Simulink. The model which consists of charging, fueling, combustion, friction, and engine rotational dynamics is used to verify the proposed AFR control. Since the fuel film dynamics changes with different engine operating conditions, the fuel film parameters are often listed as look-up tables for fuel film dynamics calculation in the conventional AFR control. However, those parameters might be inaccurate during transient engine operation. Different intake port temperature will affect the accuracy of those fuel film parameters as well. In order to solve this problem, recursive least square (RLS) is used to identify those parameters on-line. Kalman filter is utilized to estimate the AFR using a narrow-band oxygen sensor.
2014-10-13
Technical Paper
2014-01-2559
Christopher Bannister
Abstract When evaluating the performance of new boosting hardware, it is a challenge to isolate the heat transfer effects inherent within measured turbine and compressor efficiencies. This work documents the construction of a lumped mass turbocharger model in the MatLab Simulink environment capable of predicting turbine and compressor metal and gas outlet temperatures based on measured or simulated inlet conditions. A production turbocharger from a representative 2.2L common rail diesel engine was instrumented to enable accurate gas and wall temperature measurements to be recorded under a variety of engine operating conditions. Initially steady-state testing was undertaken across the engine speed and load range in order that empirical Reynolds-Nusselt heat transfer relationships could be derived and incorporated into the model. Steady state model predictions were validated against further experimental data. Model predictions for compressor wall temperature show very good correlation with measured data (average 0.4% error, standard deviation 1.27%) and turbine housing temperatures also demonstrate good agreement (average 2.7% error, standard deviation 3.58%).
2014-10-13
Technical Paper
2014-01-2558
Qiyou Deng, Richard Burke
Abstract Current turbocharger models are based on characteristic maps derived from experimental measurements taken under steady conditions on dedicated gas stand facility. Under these conditions heat transfer is ignored and consequently the predictive performances of the models are compromised, particularly under the part load and dynamic operating conditions that are representative of real powertrain operations. This paper proposes to apply a dynamic mathematical model that uses a polynomial structure, the Volterra Series, for the modelling of the turbocharger system. The model is calculated directly from measured performance data using an extended least squares regression. In this way, both compressor and turbine are modelled together based on data from dynamic experiments rather than steady flow data from a gas stand. The modelling approach has been applied to dynamic data taken from a physics based model, acting as a virtual test cell. Varying frequency sinusoidal signals were applied to the compressor and turbine pressure ratios and turbine inlet temperature to drive the physic model.
2014-10-13
Technical Paper
2014-01-2565
Harun Mohamed Ismail, Hoon Kiat Ng, Suyin Gan, Tommaso Lucchini
Abstract Modeling the combustion process of a diesel-biodiesel fuel spray in a 3-dimensional (3D) computational fluid dynamics (CFD) domain remains challenging and time-consuming despite the recent advancement in computing technologies. Accurate representation of the in-cylinder processes is essential for CFD studies to provide invaluable insights into these events, which are typically limited when using conventional experimental measurement techniques. This is especially true for emerging new fuels such as biodiesels since fundamental understanding of these fuels under combusting environment is still largely unknown. The reported work here is dedicated to evaluating the Adaptive Local Mesh Refinement (ALMR) approach in OpenFOAM® for improved simulation of reacting biodiesel fuel spray. An in-house model for thermo-physical and transport properties is integrated to the code, along with a chemical mechanism comprising 113 species and 399 reactions. Simulation results are compared against data from the Chalmers High-Pressure-High-Temperature Constant-Volume Combustion Chamber (HPHT-CVCC) experimental test-bed studies in terms of liquid-droplet penetration length, vapour penetration length and spray temporal distribution.
2014-10-13
Technical Paper
2014-01-2564
Andrew Smallbone, Amit Bhave, Peter Man
Abstract This paper demonstrates how the validation and verification phase of prototype development can be simplified through the application of the Model Development Suite (MoDS) software by integrating advanced statistical and numerical techniques. The authors have developed and present new numerical and software integration methods to support a) automated model parameter estimation (model calibration) with respect to experimental data and, b) automated global sensitivity analysis through using a High Dimensional Model Representation (HDMR). These methods are demonstrated at 1) a component level by performing systematic parameter estimation of various friction models for heavy-duty IC engine applications, 2) at a sub-component level by performing a parameter estimation for an engine performance model, and 3) at a system level for evaluating fuel efficiency losses (and CO2 sources) in a vehicle model over 160 ‘real-world’ and legislated drive cycles.
2014-10-13
Technical Paper
2014-01-2549
Mohd Farid Muhamad Said, Azhar Bin Abdul Aziz, Zulkanain Abdul Latiff, Amin Mahmoudzadeh Andwari, Shahril Nizam Mohamed Soid
Abstract Many efforts have been invested to improve the fuel efficiency of vehicles mainly for the local consumers. One of the main techniques to have better fuel efficiency is cylinder deactivation system. In this paper, the main research area is focus on the investigation of cylinder deactivation (CDA) technology on common engine part load conditions within common Malaysian driving condition. CDA mostly being applied on multi cylinders engines. It has the advantage in improving fuel consumption by reducing pumping losses at part load engine conditions. Here, the application of CDA on 1.6 liter four cylinders gasoline engine is studied. One-dimensional (1-D) engine modeling is performed to investigate the effect of intake and exhaust valve strategy on engine performance with CDA. The 1-D engine model is constructed starts from the air-box cleaner up to exhaust system according to the 1.6 liter actual engine geometries. The model is simulated at various engine speeds with full load condition.
2014-10-13
Technical Paper
2014-01-2548
Pawel Magryta, Miroslaw Wendeker, Adam Majczak, Michal Bialy, Ksenia Siadkowska
Abstract The paper presents the simulation of engine model that was made in AVL Boost Software. The model assumption was the indirect additive supplying hydrogen to the SI engine. The simulation test model of a spark ignition engine, have been developed in the AVL Boost software. The model is based on a real four-cylinder engine, codenamed A14XER that meets the Euro 5 emission standard. This engine is used in passenger vehicles Opel Corsa. In order to most accurate reflection of real engine, the model was developed based on data provided by the engine manufacturer. In the simulation studies two-zone combustion model Vibe (Vibe 2 zone) was used. A General Species Transportation model was also defined, which allowed to use the fuel as a blend of gasoline and hydrogen to supply the engine. Calculations were performed for a full load for different values of rotational speed of the engine crankshaft (from 1000 rpm to 6400 rpm). Simulation studies were performed for the original fuel (gasoline) and hydrogen additives 5, 10, 15 and 20%.
2014-10-13
Technical Paper
2014-01-2557
Mohamadamin Shamsderakhshan, Shahaboddin Kharazmi
The aim of this paper is to choose the convenient turbocharger for the OM355 naturally aspirated diesel engine and turn it to a turbocharged one. For this, 1D1 computer simulation code is used and simulation results are validated with experimental measurements. Finally, by selecting a proper turbocharger, engine power increases about 50% and specific fuel consumption decreases about 4%. Moreover, effects of exhaust manifold geometry and ambient condition on performance parameters of the turbocharged diesel engine are investigated.
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