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Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Dai Liu, Hongming Xu, Ramadhas Arumugam Sakunthalai
Abstract Biodiesel is an oxygenated alternative fuel made from vegetable oils and animal fats via transesterification and the feedstock of biodiesel is diverse and varies between the local agriculture and market scenarios. Use of various feedstock for biodiesel production result in variations in the fuel properties of biodiesel. In this study, biodiesels produced from a variety of real world feedstock was examined to assess the performance and emissions in a light-duty engine. The objective was to understand the impact of biodiesel properties on engine performances and emissions. A group of six biodiesels produced from the most common feedstock blended with zero-sulphur diesel in 10%, 30% and 60% by volume are selected for the study. All the biodiesel blends were tested on a light-duty, twin-turbocharged common rail V6 engine. Their gaseous emissions (NOx, THC, CO and CO2) and smoke number were measured for the study. The emphasis of the investigation is the correlations of the fuel properties such as cetane number, fuel density, GHV (gross heat value) of combustion and oxygen content with the emissions of smoke, THC and NOx.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Harveer Singh Pali, Naveen Kumar, Chinmaya Mishra
Abstract In the present study, ethanol was added in lower proportions to non-edible vegetable oil “Schleichera oleosa” or “Kusum”, to evaluate various performance and emission characteristics of a single cylinder; diesel engine. For engine's trial, four samples were prepared with 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% ethanol in kusum oil (v/v) and the blends were named as E5K95, E10K90, E15K85 and E20K80 respectively. Neat Kusum oil was named as K100. The results indicated that brake thermal efficiency (BTE) was found to increase with increase in volume fraction of ethanol in the kusum oil. E5K95, E10K90, E15K85 and E20K80 test fuels exhibited maximum BTE of 25.4%, 26.4%, 27.4% and 27.7% respectively as compared to 23.6% exhibited by the neat Kusum oil. Similarly, full load brake specific energy consumption (BSEC) decreased from 16.3MJ/kWh in case of neat Kusum oil to 15.1MJ/kWh for E20K80 with an almost linear reduction pattern with increased ethanol composition in the test fuel. Full load carbon monoxide emissions were found to be 0.18% volume for neat Kusum oil which was reduced to 0.1% for E20K80.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
S.M. Remmert, R.F. Cracknell, R. Head, A. Schuetze, A.G.J. Lewis, S. Akehurst, J.W.G. Turner, A. Popplewell
Increasingly strict government emissions regulations in combination with consumer demand for high performance vehicles is driving gasoline engine development towards highly downsized, boosted direct injection technologies. In these engines, fuel consumption is improved by reducing pumping, friction and heat losses, yet performance is maintained by operating at higher brake mean effective pressure. However, the in-cylinder conditions of these engines continue to diverge from traditional naturally aspirated technologies, and especially from the Cooperative Fuels Research engine used to define the octane rating scales. Engine concepts are thus key platforms with which to screen the influence of fundamental fuel properties on future engine performance. ‘ULTRABOOST’, a collaborative research project which is co-funded by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), the UK's innovation agency, is a downsized, highly boosted, 2.0L in-line 4 cylinder prototype engine, designed to achieve 35% CO2 emissions reduction without compromising the performance of a 5.0L V8 naturally aspirated production engine.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Christian Lohfink, Dennis Wiese, Wolfgang Reiser
Abstract Although in the European Union in general no metal containing additives are used, in 2009 a limitation of manganese in gasoline fuel up to 6 mg manganese per liter was introduced in the revised Fuels Quality Directive. In this paper the influences and risks of metal-based additives on the aging of exhaust system components were detected, using the example of the currently allowed manganese content of 6 mg per liter. The legislative endurance test, the Standard Road Cycle (SRC) over the useful life period of 160,000 km conforming to EC Regulation 692/2008 was used. Investigations were carried out with two endurance tests with metal-free-fueled and metal-containing-fueled (reference fuel plus metallic additive) vehicles on a certified chassis dynamometer. The two identical vehicles were both equipped with a typical state of the art downsized DISI engine with Euro 5 application. Euro 5 reference fuel was used as base gasoline. Exhaust emissions were analyzed in fixed intervals over run time in the form of NEDC tests.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Huayu Tian, Baigang Sun, Haichun Yao, Hongyang Tang, Qinghe Luo
Abstract Nowadays, the world is facing severe energy crisis and environment problems. Development of hydrogen fuel vehicles is one of the best ways to solve these problems. Due to the difficulties of infrastructures, such as the hydrogen transport and storage, hydrogen fuel vehicles have not been widely used yet. As a result, Hydrogen-gasoline dual-fuel vehicle is a solution as a compromise. In this paper, three way catalytic converter (TWC) was used to reduce emissions of hydrogen-gasoline dual-fuel vehicles. On wide open throttle and load characteristics, the conversion efficiency of TWC in gasoline engine was measured. Then the TWC was connected to a hydrogen internal combustion engine. After switching the hydrogen and gasoline working mode, emission data was measured. Experiment results show that the efficiency of a traditional TWC can be maintained above 85%., while it works in a hydrogen-gasoline dual-fuel alternative working mode.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Matteo De Cesare, Federico Stola, Cosimo Senni, Alfredo Di Monte, Stefano Sgatti
Abstract The Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system, installed on the exhaust line, is currently widely used on Diesel heavy-duty trucks and it is considered a promising technique for Euro 6 compliancy for light and medium duty trucks and bigger passenger cars. Moreover, new more stringent emission regulations and homologation cycles are being proposed for Euro 6c stage and they are scheduled to be applied by the end of 2017. In this context, the interest for SCR technology and its application on light-duty trucks is growing, with a special focus on its potential benefit in term of fuel consumption reduction, thanks to combustion optimization. Nevertheless, the need to warm up the exhaust gas line, to meet the required NOx conversion efficiency, remains an issue for such kind of applications. In this work, the activity performed on different Euro 5-compliant light-duty vehicles, equipped with SCR, to fulfill Euro 6 emission level with fuel saving respect to current production level, is described.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Anna Fathali, Mats Laurell, Fredrik B. Ekström, Annika Kristoffersson, Bengt Andersson, Louise Olsson
Abstract The effect of various fuel-cut agings, on a Volvo Cars 4-cylinder gasoline engine, with bimetallic three-way catalysts (TWCs) was examined. Deactivation during retardation fuel-cut (low load) and acceleration fuel-cut (high load, e.g. gearshift or traction control) was compared to aging at λ=1. Three-way catalysts were aged on an engine bench comparing two fuel-cut strategies and their impact on of the life and performance of the catalysts. In greater detail, the catalytic activity, stability and selectivity were studied. Furthermore, the catalysts were thoroughly analyzed using light-off and oxygen storage capacity measurements. The emission conversion as a function of various lambda values and loads was also determined. Fresh and 40-hour aged samples showed that the acceleration fuel-cut was the strategy that had the highest contribution towards the total deactivation of the catalyst system. Also, the retardation fuel-cut was found to be detrimental to the catalyst system but not to the same extent as an acceleration fuel-cut.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Seung-Jae Yi, Hyung Kee Kim, Sergio Quelhas, Christopher Giler, Dinh Dang, Sang Beom Kim
Abstract A SULEV proposal was investigated for a Hyundai Elantra 1.8L Nu Engine, combining advanced catalyst technologies with optimized engine management control. A washcoat system using 20% less PGM loading and an optimized EMS calibration were developed to meet the 50% development target of the LEV III SULEV30 standards. This paper highlights revisions made to the new control and catalyst systems which include, 1) improved light-off time and cold-start emissions, 2) optimized cold lambda control, 3) reduced number of fuel cut events, 4) a new catalyst technology to match exhaust gas characteristics, and 5) a Pd-only front catalyst with reduced PGM.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Hsiao-Lan Chang, Hai-Ying Chen, Kwangmo Koo, Jeffery Rieck, Philip Blakeman
Stricter emission standards in the near future require not only a high conversion efficiency of the toxic air pollutants but also a substantial reduction of the greenhouse gases from automotive exhaust. Advanced engines with improved fuel efficiency can reduce the greenhouse gas emissions; their exhaust temperature is, however, also low. This consequently poses significant challenges to the emission control system demanding the catalysts to function at low temperatures both during the cold start period and under the normal engine operation conditions. In this paper, we will introduce a gasoline Cold Start Concept (gCSC™) technology developed for advanced stoichiometric-burn gasoline engines to meet future stringent emission regulations. To improve the low temperature performance of three-way catalysts, a novel Al2O3/CeO2/ZrO2 mixed oxide was developed. Compared to conventional CeO2/ZrO2 mixed oxides with similar compositions, the new material exhibits higher oxygen storage capacity especially at low temperatures and is more thermally durable.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Hideki Goto, Kazuyoshi Komata, Shigekazu Minami
Abstract Among the platinum group metals (PGMs), rhodium (Rh) is known as an exceedingly valuable element for automotive catalysts due to its powerful catalytic function. Because Rh is a costly material, it is paramount to enhance its catalytic function in three-way catalysts (TWCs). This work reports results on the palladium (Pd)-Rh combination which assists the catalytic function of Rh. XPS and XRD are used to observe the Rh characteristics, and engine dynamometer and vehicle testing are conducted to measure catalytic performance and quantify the emission benefits of the Pd-Rh interaction in TWCs. It is well known that Pd-Rh forms a core-shell structured alloy with Rh in its core. This alloy exerts a large negative impact on NOx performance. However, it is inferred from our analyses that highly-dispersed Pd and Rh particles within a certain Pd/Rh atomic ratio prevent this deterioration phenomenon. In this work XPS analysis shows adding Pd increases the Rh0 concentration on the Rh surface when Pd is allocated in proximity to Rh, and the concentration of Rh0 created through the Pd-Rh interaction reaches a maximum at a certain Pd/Rh atomic ratio.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Antonino La Rocca, Gianluca Di Liberto, Paul Shayler, Christopher Parmenter, Mike Fay
The determination of size distribution of soot particles and agglomerates in oil samples using a Nanosight LM14 to perform Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) is described. This is the first application of the technique to sizing soot-in-oil agglomerates and offers the advantages of relatively high rates of sample analysis and low cost compared to Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). Lubricating oil samples were drawn from the sump of automotive diesel engines run under a mix of light duty operating conditions. The oil samples were diluted with heptane before analysing. Results from NTA analysis were compared with the outputs of a more conventional analysis based on Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS). This work shows that soot-in-oil exists as agglomerates with average size of 115 nm. This is also in good agreement with TEM analysis carried out in a previous work. NTA can measure soot particles in polydisperse oil solutions and report the size distribution of soot-in-oil aggregates. NTA allows for an estimation of soot mass contained in the soot-laden oil samples.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Xin Wang, Yunshan Ge
Abstract Compressed natural gas (CNG) is widely used as an alternative option in spark ignition engines because of its better fuel economy and in part cleaner emissions. To cope with the haze weather in Beijing, about 2000 gasoline/CNG dual-fuel taxis are servicing on-road. According to the government's plan, the volume of alternative fuel and pure electric vehicle will be further increased in the future. Thus, it is necessary to conduct an evaluation on the effectiveness of alternative fuel on curbing vehicular emissions. This research examined the regulated emissions and particulate matter of gasoline/CNG dual-fuel taxi over New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Emission tests in gasoline- and CNG-fuelled, cold- and warm-start modes were done for all five taxies. Test vehicles, Hyundai Elantra, are powered by 1.6L spark-ignited engines incorporated with 5-gear manual gearboxes. The taxis were registered in May and June, 2013, and their millage was within 3500 and 10000 km on odometer when the emission tests were performed.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Navin Kumar, Abyarth Behera, Dulari Hansdah, Murugan Sivalingam
Abstract Madhuca indica flower is a forest residue used for preparation of food and liquor in tribal areas of India. In this present investigation, bioethanol produced from madhuca indica flower by the fermentation process is proposed as an alternative fuel for diesel engines. As the cetane number of bioethanol is low, an ignition improver is required for better operation. In this study, Diethyl ether (DEE), an ignition improver is fumigated at two different flow rates viz 120 g/h and 240 g/h in the intake manifold along with the air in a single cylinder, four stroke, DI diesel engine developing a power of 4.4 kW at a rated speed of 1500 rpm. The brake thermal efficiency (BTE) is found to be higher by about 10.47 and 2.46% with 120 g/h and 240 g/h flow rate of the DEE respectively, compared to that of diesel at full load. The brake specific nitric oxide (BSNO) emission is found to be lower for both the flow rates, but the brake specific carbon monoxide (BSCO) and brake specific hydrocarbon (BSHC) emission are found to be higher for the flow rate of 240 g/h compared to 120 g/h of DEE and diesel at full load.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Piotr Bielaczyc, Andrzej Szczotka, Joseph Woodburn
Ethanol has long been a fuel of considerable interest for use as an automotive fuel in spark ignition (SI) internal combustion engines. In recent years, concerns over oil supplies, sustainability and geopolitical factors have lead multiple jurisdictions to mandate the blending of ethanol into standard gasoline. The impact of blend ethanol content on gaseous emissions has been widely studied; particulate matter emissions have received somewhat less attention, despite these emissions being regulated in the USA. Currently, in the EU particulate matter emissions from SI engines are partially regulated - only vehicles featuring direct injection SI engines are subject to emissions limits. A range of experiments was conducted to determine the impact of fuel ethanol content on the emissions of solid pollutants from Euro 5 passenger cars. All testing was conducted in BOSMAL's climate-controlled test facility, with tests performed at multiple ambient temperatures, including the two temperatures specified in EU legislation (+25°C, −7°C).
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Karthik Nithyanandan, Han Wu, Ming Huo, Chia-Fon Lee
Abstract Alcohols, because of their potential to be produced from renewable sources and their characteristics suitable for clean combustion, are considered potential fuels which can be blended with fossil-based gasoline for use in internal combustion engines. As such, n-butanol has received a lot of attention in this regard and has shown to be a possible alternative to pure gasoline. The main issue preventing butanol's use in modern engines is its relatively high cost of production. Acetone-Butanol-Ethanol (ABE) fermentation is one of the major methods to produce bio-butanol. The goal of this study is to investigate the combustion characteristics of the intermediate product in butanol production, namely ABE, and hence evaluate its potential as an alternative fuel. Acetone, n-butanol and ethanol were blended in a 3:6:1 volume ratio and then splash blended with pure ethanol-free gasoline with volumetric ratios of 0%, 20%, 40% to create various fuel blends. These blends were tested in a port-fuel injected spark-ignited (SI) engine and their performance was evaluated through measurements of in-cylinder pressure, and various exhaust emissions.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Narankhuu Jamsran, Ocktaeck Lim, Norimasa Iida
This study has been computationally investigated how the DME autoignition reactivity is affected by EGR and intake-pressure boost over various engine speed. CHEMKIN-PRO was used as a solver and chemical-kinetics mechanism for DME was utilized from Curran's model. We examined first the influence of EGR addition on autoignition reactivity using contribution matrix. Investigations concentrate on the HCCI combustion of DME at wide ranges of engine speeds and intake-pressure boost with EGR rates and their effects on variations of autoignition timings, combustion durations in two-stage combustion process in-detail including reaction rates of dominant reactions involved in autoignition process. The results show that EGR addition increases the combustion duration by lowering reaction rates. It was also found that autoignition timings were very sensitive to boost pressure due to boost pressure enhances the reactivity of intermediate species but combustion durations dominantly depend on the EGR addition.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Jing Gong, Jian Cai, Chenglong Tang
Propanol isomers are oxygenated fuels and have higher octane number and energy density compared to methanol and ethanol. In recent years, with the development of fermentation method, propanol isomers have gained more attention as engine additive to reduce the emission and the consumption of traditional fossil fuels. In this study, Hydrocarbon (HC), carbon monoxide (CO) and particulate matter (PM) emission characteristic of propanol isomers/gasoline blends were comparatively investigated at different blending ratios (0, 10, 20, 40 and 100) combined with exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) in a spark-ignition engine. The number distribution of particulate matter emission is mainly studied in addition to the particulate matter mass distribution. Results show that pure propanol isomers yield significantly different emission characteristics compared to the other blends. With the increase of blending ratio, CO emission shows a decreased trend while unidentified HC emissions are observed except pure propanol isomers.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Robert L. Russell, Kent Johnson, Thomas Durbin, Nicole Davis, James Lents
Abstract Engine manufacturers have explored many routes to reducing the emissions of harmful pollutants and conserving energy resources, including development of after treatment systems to reduce the concentration of pollutants in the engine exhaust, using alternative fuels, and using alternative fuels with after treatment systems. Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is one alternative fuel in use and this paper will discuss emission measurements for several LPG vehicles. Regulated emissions were measured for five school buses, one box truck, and two small buses over a cold start Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule (CS_UDDS), the Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule (UDDS), and the Central Business District (CBD) cycle. In general, there were no significant differences in the gas phase emissions between the UDDS and the CBD test cycles. For the CS-UDDS cycle the total hydrocarbons and non-methane hydrocarbon emissions are higher than they are from the UDDS cycle. Methane and carbon monoxide emissions are also higher, but the difference isn't as pronounced.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
George Karavalakis, Daniel Short, Diep Vu, Mark Villela, Robert Russell, Heejung Jung, Akua Asa-Awuku, Thomas Durbin
Gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines have improved thermodynamic efficiency (and thus lower fuel consumption) and power output compared with port fuel injection (PFI) and their penetration is expected to rapidly grow in the near future in the U.S. market. In addition, the use of alternative fuels is expanding, with a potential increase in ethanol content beyond the current 10%. Increased emphasis has been placed on butanol due to its more favorable fuel properties, as well as new developments in production processes. This study explores the influence of mid-level ethanol and iso-butanol blends on criteria emissions, gaseous air toxics, and particulate emissions from two wall-guided gasoline direct injection passenger cars fitted with three-way catalysts. Emission measurements were conducted over the Federal Test Procedure (FTP) driving cycle on a chassis dynamometer. This study utilized seven fuels with varying ethanol and iso-butanol contents, including E10, E15, E20, Bu16, Bu24, Bu32, and a mixture of E20 and Bu16 resulting in E10/Bu8.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Joseph Kazour, Bizhan Befrui, Harry Husted, Michael Raney, Daniel Varble
Abstract Innovative nozzle hole shapes for inwardly opening multi-hole gasoline direct injectors offer opportunities for improved mixture formation and particulate emissions reduction. Compared to increased fuel pressure, an alternative associated with higher system costs and increased pumping work, nozzle hole shaping simply requires changes to the injector nozzle shape and may have the potential to meet Euro 6 particulate regulations at today's 200 bar operating pressure. Using advanced laser drilling technology, injectors with non-round nozzle holes were built and tested on a single-cylinder engine with a centrally-mounted injector location. Particulate emissions were measured and coking deposits were imaged over time at several operating fuel pressures. This paper presents spray analysis and engine test results showing the potential benefits of alternative non-round nozzle holes in reducing particulate emissions and enhancing robustness to coking with various operating fuel pressures.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Shubham Sharma, Naveen Kumar, Sambhav Jain, Sidhant Kumar
Abstract The present consumption rates and heavy dependence on fossil fuels pose a humongous threat to the environment. The increased pollution in urban areas is already causing serious sociological, ecological and economic implications. The issue of energy security led governments and researchers to look for alternate means of renewable and environment friendly fuels. Biodiesel has been one of the promising, and economically viable alternatives. The biodiesels are reported to cause reduction in CO, HC and PM emissions. However, NOx emissions are increased in case of biodiesel in CI engine. Therefore, a Urea-SCR over Fe-ZSM5 honeycomb substrate (400cpsi) zeolite catalyst after treatment system is an effective technology to reduce emissions for biodiesel applications. Exhaust gases pass through the catalyst and reactions take place along its surface, consequently converting NOx into nitrogen and H2O. This conversion compliments the functioning of fish oil biodiesel in reducing the overall emissions.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Bernhard Kern, Stephanie Spiess, Joerg Michael Richter
Abstract With the growing awareness about the presence of fine/ultra fine particulates in the ambient air and their negative impact on climate and health, some regions of the world have started to look closer at the contribution of road traffic. Since Gasoline engines, in particular when injecting fuel directly into the combustion chamber, proved to emit relevant numbers of particulates, even hardly visible, the growing share of Gasoline DI engines and their small size of particulate emissions is a concern. To address the same, the EU has already set limits for the particulate number with EU6 from 2015 onwards. The US considers setting challenging limits by particulate mass. Since mass of ultra fine particulates is very low and difficult to measure, experts investigate if a measurement by number might better address the particular concern. The implementation of a coated Particulate Filter enables meeting not only basic demands during traditional emission test cycles. Also the particulate emissions during highly transient and high load driving conditions are reduced effectively.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Ireneusz Pielecha, Przemyslaw Borowski, Wojciech Cieslik
Abstract The current paper is a continuation of research on fuel atomization presented in SAE 2012-01-1662. The influence of varied position of the injector inside the combustion chamber on combustion, toxic compounds formation and exhaust emission were investigated. The simulation research (injection and combustion with NO formation) was supported with the model using the FIRE 2010 software by AVL. Modelling studies of toxic compounds formation were compared with the results of measurements on single-cylinder AVL 5804 engine. There thermodynamic evaluation indicators and exhaust emission were made.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Johan Genberg, Petter Tornehed, Oivind Andersson, Kristina Stenstrom
Abstract PM in diesel exhaust has been given much attention due to its adverse effect on both climate and health. As the PM emission levels are tightened, the portion of particles originating from the lubrication oil is likely to increase. In this study, exhausts from a biodiesel-fueled Euro 5 engine were examined to determine how much of the carbonaceous particles that originated from the fuel and the lubrication oil, respectively. A combination of three methods was used to determine the PM origin: chain length analysis of the hydrocarbons, determination of organic and elemental carbon (OC and EC), and the concentration of 14C found in the exhausts. It was found that the standard method for measuring hydrocarbons in PM on a filter (chain length analysis) only accounted for 63 % of the OC, meaning that it did not account for all non-soot carbon in the exhausts. Comparing the chain length method to the 14C-based method showed that the non-extractable organic carbon originated both from the oil and fuel.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Kar Mun Pang, Mehdi Jangi, Xue-Song Bai, Jesper Schramm
Abstract In this reported work, 2-dimsensional computational fluid dynamics studies of n-heptane combustion and soot formation processes in the Sandia constant-volume vessel are carried out. The key interest here is to elucidate how the chemical kinetics affects the combustion and soot formation events. Numerical computation is performed using OpenFOAM and chemistry coordinate mapping (CCM) approach is used to expedite the calculation. Three n-heptane kinetic mechanisms with different chemistry sizes and comprehensiveness in oxidation pathways and soot precursor formation are adopted. The three examined chemical models use acetylene (C2H2), benzene ring (A1) and pyrene (A4) as soot precursor. They are henceforth addressed as nhepC2H2, nhepA1 and nhepA4, respectively for brevity. Here, a multistep soot model is coupled with the spray combustion solver to simulate the soot formation/oxidation processes. Comparison of the results shows that the simulated ignition delay times and liftoff lengths have good agreements with the experimental measurements across wide range of operating conditions when the nhepC2H2 model is implemented.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Wei Jing, William Roberts, Tiegang Fang
Abstract The measurement of the two-color line of sight soot and KL factor for NO.2 diesel and jet-A fuels was conducted in an optical constant volume combustion chamber by using a high speed camera under 1000 K ambient temperature and varied oxygen concentration conditions. The ambient conditions were set as follows: four oxygen cases including 10%, 15%, 18% and 21% at 1000 K ambient temperature. KL factor and soot temperature were determined based on the two-color pyrometry technique using two band-pass filters with wavelengths of 650 nm and 550 nm. The results show that low soot temperature is observed in the upstream inner flame along the centerline, which is surrounded by high soot temperature regions, and a high KL factor is found in the same region with a low soot temperature. The results under different times suggest that soot temperature is higher for high O2 conditions during the entire flame development; meanwhile, both integrated KL factor and soot area decrease with the increase of O2 concentration.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Helmut Brunner, Mario Hirz
Abstract Increasing urbanization, the growing degree of motorization and traffic performance in urban areas and environmental aspects like greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) are the motivation for a detailed analysis of personal individual mobility in urban areas, which is presented in this study. In the first step, the publication examines a study of market potential of new small and lightweight vehicle concepts. A mobility inquiry conducted in a mid-sized European city enables an estimation of the potential user groups for alternative vehicle concepts for individual urban traffic. In a second step, the CO2 reduction potential of urban car concepts is simulated for a generic vehicle fleet. This fleet consists of conventional vehicles of various classes (subcompact, compact, mid-sized …) as well as new lightweight urban car concepts. A novel vehicle concept for urban transportation will be presented as well. A comparison with the simulation results of a conventional vehicle fleet shows the potential regarding CO2-reduction and a reduction of parking space by application of future-oriented vehicle concepts.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Raouf Mobasheri, Seyed Alireza Khabbaz
Abstract Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) is an effective pre-treatment technique, which has been widely used to decrease the amount of the oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emission from diesel engines. However, the use of high EGR rates leads to the reduction in oxygen availability in the burning regions of the combustion chamber which impairs the soot oxidation process. Consequently, higher soot generated by EGR leads to long-term usage problems inside the engines such as higher carbon deposits, lubricating oil degradation and enhanced engine wear. In this study, CFD modeling has been carried out to analyze the effects of high EGR rates in conjunction with optimum multiple injection strategies. A heavy-duty DI Diesel engine has been modeled to study the engine performance and emissions with various EGR rates (from 0% to 40%). The selected operating points have been achieved with the same injection profile including a main and post injection for all considered cases. The results showed the effectiveness of multiple injections at controlling soot emission under high EGR conditions.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
Joohan Kim, Gyujin Kim, Hoon Lee, Kyoungdoug Min
Abstract Direct-injection spark-ignition (DISI) engines are regarded as a promising technology for the reduction of fuel consumption and improvement of engine thermal efficiency. However, due to direct injection, the shortened fuel-air mixing duration leads to a spatial gradient of the equivalence ratio, and these locally rich regions cause the formation of particulate matter. In the current study, numerical investigations on pollutant formation in a DISI engine were performed using combined flamelet models for premixed and diffusion flames. The G-equation model for partially premixed combustion was improved by incorporating the laminar flamelet library. Gasoline fuel was represented as a ternary mixture of gasoline surrogate and its laminar flame speeds were obtained under a wide range of engine operating conditions. For the flame propagation in a partially premixed condition, the presumed shape of the probability density function approach was adopted, whereas the burned gas compositions were determined from the steady laminar flamelet library.
Technical Paper
2014-04-01
May Yen, John Abraham
Abstract In this work, computations of reacting diesel jets, including soot and NO, are carried out for a wide range of conditions by employing a RANS model in which an unsteady flamelet progress variable (UFPV) sub-model is employed to represent turbulence/chemistry interactions. Soot kinetics is represented using a chemical mechanism that models the growth of soot precursors starting from a single aromatic ring by hydrogen abstraction and carbon (acetylene) addition and NO is modeled using the kinetics from a sub-mechanism of GRI-Mech 3.0. Tracer particles are used to track the residence time of the injected mass in the jet. For the soot and NO computations, this residence time is used to track the progression of the soot and NO reactions in time. The conditions selected reflect changes in injection pressure, chamber temperature, oxygen concentration, and density, and orifice diameter. As reported in prior work, the UFPV model predicts the ignition delay and flame lift-off height within about 25% of reported measurements.
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