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2017-10-24
Journal Article
2017-01-9377
Silambarasan Rajendran, Senthil Ramalingam
Abstract Biodiesel as an alternative diesel fuel prepared from vegetable oils or animal fats has attracted more and more attention because of its renewable and environmental friendly nature. Many recent studies shows that 20% proportion of biodiesel-diesel blend (B20) can substantially reduce the hydrocarbon (HC), carbon monoxide (CO) and smoke emissions. However, there is a slight increase in NOx emission for B20 than that of diesel and it was a barrier to market expansion. The addition of antioxidant additives was the most effective method to mitigate the NOx emission. Hence, in this paper experimental investigation has been carried out to mitigate the NOx emission in Annona biodiesel (A20) operated diesel by addition of antioxidant additives. The antioxidant additives such as p-phenylenediamine, A-tocopherol acetate and L-ascorbic acid were used in the present investigation. In recent years Annona biodiesel has been considered as potential novel renewable energy source in India.
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
2017-01-2328
Yuanxu Li, Karthik Nithyanandan, Han Wu, Chia-Fon Lee, Zhi Ning
Bio-butanol has been widely investigated as a promising alternative fuel. However, the main issues preventing the industrial-scale production of butanol is its relatively low production efficiency and high cost of production. Acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE), the intermediate product in the ABE fermentation process for producing bio-butanol, has attracted a lot of interest as an alternative fuel because it not only preserves the advantages of oxygenated fuels, but also lowers the cost of fuel recovery for individual component during fermentation. If ABE could be directly used for clean combustion, the separation costs would be eliminated which save an enormous amount of time and money in the production chain of bio-butanol.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2197
Vignesh Pandian Muthuramalingam, Anders Karlsson
Owing to increased interest in blended fuels for automotive applications, a great deal of understanding is sought for the behavior of multicomponent fuel sprays. This sets a new requirement on spray model since the volatility of the fuel components in a blend can vary substantially. It calls for careful solution to implement the differential evaporation process concerning thermodynamic equilibrium while maintaining a robust solution. This work presents the Volvo Stochastic Blob and Bubble (VSB2) spray model for multicomponent fuels. A direct numerical method is used to calculate the evaporation of multicomponent fuel droplets. The multicomponent fuel model is implemented into OpenFoam CFD code and the case simulated is a constant volume combustion vessel. The CFD code is used to calculate liquid penetration length for surrogate diesel (n-dodecane)-gasoline (iso-octane) blend and the result is compared with experimental data.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2224
Paul Freeland
REVISED ABASTRACT 4/7/2017 The challenges of maintaining continuous improvements in air quality, manage the earth’s energy resources, and to control atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gasses, whilst supplying ever increasing global sales volumes mean that ever more detailed understanding and optimisation of powertrain systems is required. Downsizing, electrification and traffic flow management all have very important parts to play in achieving these goals, but can still only modify the outputs of the basic propulsion units, and methods to improve the efficiency, cleanliness and flexibility of powertrains remains a vital development requirement. The paper explores the fuel consumption benefits available from de-throttling technologies that can help to bring gasoline engine efficiency on a par with that of diesel engines.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2347
Kazushi Tamura, Kenji Sunahara, Motoharu Ishikawa, Masashi Mizukami, Kazue Kurihara
Modern lubricants such as fuel economy engine oils control friction through tribofilms formed by functional additives mixture. Although many cases on synergistic or antagonistic effects of additives on friction have been reported, their mechanisms are poorly understood. Here we found that some of the detergent additives with metallic soap reduced friction synergistically with molybdenum dithiocarbamate (MoDTC), which is a widely-used friction modifier additive that forms slippery tribofilm, while detergents themselves increased friction without MoDTC. These results indicate that detergents enhance friction-induced formation of slippery tribofilms by MoDTC. To reveal this mechanism, using surface force apparatus equipped with a resonance shear measurement system (SFA-RSM), we examined mechanical properties of detergent-containing oils confined at single-asperity contact.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2348
Michael Clifford Kocsis, Peter Morgan, Alexander Michlberger, Ewan E. Delbridge, Oliver Smith
Increasingly stringent fuel economy and emissions regulations around the World have forced the further optimization of nearly all vehicle systems. Many technologies exist for improvement in fuel economy; however, only a smaller sub-set are commercially feasible due to cost of implementation. One area that can provide a small but significant improvement in fuel economy is the lubrication system of an internal combustion engine. Benefits in fuel economy may be realized by the reduction of engine oil viscosity and the addition of friction modifying additives. In both cases, advanced engine oils allow for a reduction of engine friction. Generally speaking, the impact of chemical additives such as friction modifiers (FMs) is to reduce friction in tribocouples which experience metal-to-metal contact. These conditions commonly occur in valvetrain contacts and between the piston rings and cylinder bore at Top Dead Center (TDC).
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2349
Sarita Seth, Dr Swamy Maloth PhD, Prashant Kumar, Bhuvenesh Tyagi, Lokesh Kumar, Rajendra Mahapatra, Sarita Garg, Deepak Saxena PhD, R Suresh, SSV Ramakumar
Automobile OEMs are looking for improving fuel economy of their vehicles by reducing weight, rolling resistance and improving engine and transmission efficiency apart from the aerodynamic design. Fuel economy may be improved by using appropriate low viscosity and use of friction reducers (FRs) in the engine oils. The concept of high viscosity index is being used for achieving right viscosity at required operating temperatures. In this paper performance properties of High Viscosity Index engine oils have been compared with conventional VI engine oils. Efforts has been made to check the key differentiation in oil properties and finally into oil performance w.r.t. low temperature fluidity, high temperature high shear viscosity/deposits, friction behavior, oxidation performance in bench tribological /engine/chassis dyno tests. Three candidates of SAE 0W-30 grade oil with ACEA C2/API SN credentials have been chosen using various viscosity modifiers.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2247
Wenbin Zhang, Haichun ding, Shijin Shuai, Bin Zheng, Alex Cantlay, Vinod Natarajan, Zhang Song ZHAN, Yunping Pu
Gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines have been developed rapidly in recent years, driven by stringent legislation requirements on vehicle fuel efficiency and emissions. However it faces the great challenge of particulate emissions especially when the injector deposits are formed. The gasoline fuel in Chinese market basically contains no detergents but high levels of aromatics and olefin components, which makes it easy to accumulate the injector deposits affecting the engine performance and emissions. To solve this issue, the gasoline with detergents is a viable solution. In this study, a 1.5L turbocharged GDI engine developed by a Chinese manufacturer was selected to investigate the injector deposit formation and its impact on engine performance and emissions. The test was then repeated by using gasoline with detergents provided by Shell to research the effect of detergents on the mitigation of injector deposits.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2275
Chen Yang, Weixin li, Jiandong Yin, Yuan Shen
Abstract: In order to meet increasingly stringent emission regulations and reduce fuel consumption, development of modern powertrain is becoming more complicated, combining many advanced technologies. Gasoline engine downsizing is already established as a proven technology to reduce vehicle fleet CO2 emissions. Compressed natural gas (CNG) offers increased potential to further reduce both tailpipe CO2 and other regulated exhaust gas emissions without compromising driving performance. In this study, a turbocharged CNG port fuel injection (PFI) engine was developed based on gasoline version. Making most use of positive fuel properties of CNG, the paper quantifies the performance characteristics of downsized CNG engine considering reduced knock sensitivity, adaption of compression ratio and combustion efficiency. While peak cylinder pressure was controlled below 120bar, peak torque 180Nm, same level as gasoline variant, was realized from 3000rpm.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2323
Lei Li, Kai Sun, Jianyu Duan
Butanol is a promising alcohol fuel. Previous studies in flames and diesel engines showed different trends in sooting tendencies of the butanol isomers (n-butanol, iso-butanol, sec-butanol and tert-butanol). However, the impact of butanol isomers on the particulate emissions of GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) engines has not been reported. This work examined the combustion performance and particle number emissions of a GDI engine fueled with gasoline/butanol blends at steady state modes. Each isomer was tested at the blend ratio 10% to 50% by volume. Spark timings for all the fuels were set to obtain the maximum break torque, i.e. the MBT spark timings. Results showed that the particle number concentration could be reduced significantly with the increasing butanol content for all the isomers.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2343
Nicolas Champagne, Nicolas Obrecht, Arup Gangopadhyay, Rob Zdrodowski, Z Liu
The oil and additive industry is challenged to meet future automotive legislations aimed at reducing worlwide CO2 emissions levels. The most efficient solution used to date has been to decrease oil viscosity leading to the introduction of new SAE grades such as SAE 0W-8. However this solution may soon reach its limit due to potential issues related to wear with lower engine oil viscosities. In this paper, an innovative solution is proposed that combines the use of a new tailor-made polyalkylene glycol with specific anti-wear additives. Valvetrain wear measurements using radionuclide technique demonstrates the robustness of this solution. The wear performance was also confirmed in normalized GF-5 testings. An extensive tribological evaluation (film formation, wear testing and tribofilm surface analysis) of the interactions between the base oil and the anti-wear additives lead us to propose an underlying mechanism that can explain this performance benefit.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2226
Edward S. Richardson, Bruno S. Soriano, Mathew Middleton, Michael J. Gill
Cylinder deactivation enables improvements in fuel economy in spark-ignition engines by reducing pumping losses during part load operation. The efficiency benefits of a new intake valve system that enables cycle-by-cycle deactivation of different cylinders is investigated in this study. The system minimises the need for throttling by varying the fraction of strokes that are deactivated in order to vary engine output. The intake valve system involves two intake valves in series, with a fast solenoid-actuated valve upstream of a conventional cam-actuated intake valve. Compared to conventional cam-actuated valves, the new valve system has potential to achieve very rapid closing rates with a high degree of flexibility in respect of the timing of inlet valve closure. The fuel economy benefits provided by a number of valve control strategies are evaluated using a one-dimensional modelling approach, considering a vehicle following the New European Drive Cycle.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2457
Rickard Arvidsson, Tomas McKelvey
A two dimensional Forward Dynamic Programming algorithm is evaluated in a series hybrid drive-train with the objective to minimize fuel consumption when look ahead information is available. The algorithm is compared to one dimensional approaches where the engine is operated at it’s optimum efficiency line in sustain with load following power demand, or with constant load in the optimum operating point where the system efficiency is highest. The work have included the engine speed target and generator power as control signals in a full drive train simulation model which is based on the Volvo Car Corporation VSIM tool. Lowest fuel consumption is obtained by the two dimensional approach, with 12% less fuel consumed in fuel consumption for the drive cycle analyzed compared to when the engine is operated at the maximum efficiency and even more fuel could be gained compared to the load following approach.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2359
Yaodong Hu
Energy saving is becoming one of the most important issues for the next generation of commercial vehicles. The fuel consumption limits for commercial vehicles in China have stepped into the third stage, which is a great challenge for heavy duty commercial vehicles. Hybrid technology provides a promising method to solve this problem, of which the dual motor coaxial series parallel configuration is one of the best options. Compared with P2 configuration, the powertrain can not only operate in pure electric or parallel mode, but also can operate in series, which shows better flexibility. In this paper, regulations on test cycle, fuel consumption test methods and its limits of the third stage will be introduced and explained in detail. Then, the quasi static models of the coaxial series parallel powertrain with/without gearbox under C-WTVC cycle are built.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2405
Christophe Chaillou, Alexandre Bouet, Arnaud Frobert, Florence Duffour
Fuels from crude oil are the main energy vectors used in the transport sector but these fuels associated to CI engines are nowadays often criticized. Nevertheless, engine and fuel co-research is one of the main leverage to reduce both CO2 footprint and criteria pollutants. CI engines, with gasoline-like fuels, are a promising way for NOx and particulates emission abatement while keeping lower CO2 emission. To introduce a new fuel/engine technology, investigations of pollutants are mandatory. Previous work [1] already studied the behavior of low RON gasoline soot generated with a CI engine. The aim of this paper is to assess the impact of such fuel/engine technology on the HC emissions and on the DOC behavior. HC speciation is performed upstream and downstream DOC. Warm-up and efficiency are also tested for different operating conditions. Then, exothermal capacities are considered to ensure high level of temperature for DPF regeneration.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2195
Mei Wang, Xianyin Leng, Zhixia He, Shengli Wei, Liang Chen, Yu Jin
The spark-ignited pre-chamber stratified combustion system is one of the most effective way to expand lean-burn ability and improve the performance of a natural gas engine. For these pre-chamber engine, the geometrical structure of orifices between the pre- and main chamber play a significant role on the gas flow and flame propagation behaviors. The present study aims at investigating the effects of the orifice number and diameter on the combustion characteristics for a Shengdong T190 engine. Various geometrical structure for pre-chamber orifices were designed, offering variations in the number of orifices (2 to 6), and in the diameter of orifices (1.66mm to 4.98mm). A non-dimensional parameter β was employed to characterize the relative flow area of the orifices in the design. CFD simulations of combustion processes for these designs were carried out using a simplified chemical reaction kinetic model for methane.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2208
Tao Liu, Ziwang Lu, Guangyu Tian
To further explore the potential of fuel economy for hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) , an adaptive energy management strategy (EMS) considering driver’s power demand reasonability is proposed, which is necessary to reduce fuel consumption, emission and traffic congestion. To get accurate and reliable control strategy two aspects are the most important: 1) a rigorous and organized modeling approach to describe complicated powertrain system of HEV, 2) a trade off between optimization and real time. The Energetic Macroscopic Representation (EMR) is a graphical synthetic description of electromechanical conversion system based on energy flow. Based on Energetic Macroscopic Representation (EMR) a powertrain architecture of HEV is constructed. Generally EMS includes rule based that can be used online with suboptimal solution and optimization based that ensures the minimum fuel consumption with heavy computation duty and requirement of prior knowledge.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2233
Gautam Kalghatgi, Kai Morganti, Ibrahim Algunaibet
Knock in spark ignition engines is stochastic in nature. It is caused by autoignition in hot spots in the unburned end-gas ahead of the expanding flame front. Knock onset in an engine cycle can be predicted using the Livengood-Wu integral if the variation of ignition delay with pressure and temperature as well as the pressure and temperature variation with crank angle are known. However knock intensity (KI) is determined by the evolution of the pressure wave following knock onset. In an earlier paper (SAE 2017-01-0689) we showed that KI can be approximated by KI = Z(Pko)(∂T/∂x)-2 where Z is a function of Pko, the pressure, and (∂T/∂x) is the temperature gradient in the hot spot at knock onset. Then, from experimental measurements of KI and Pko, using five different fuels, with the engine operating at boosted conditions, a probability density function for (∂T/∂x) was established.
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
2017-01-2318
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
2017-01-2346
Hong Liu, Jiajia Jin, Hongyu Li, Kazuo Yamamori, Toyoharu Kaneko, Minoru Yamashita, Liping Zhang
According to the Toyota gasoline engine oil requirements, this paper describes that the low viscosity engine oil of 0W-16 has been developed jointly by Sinopec and Toyota,which also conforms to the Toyota specification. As we know, the development of low viscosity gasoline engine oils should not only focus on fuel economy improvement, but shear stability and low speed pre-ignition (LSPI) prevention property should be taken into consideration. The main elements content in the formulation was determined according to the results of Toyota’s previous LSPI research and the initial 0W-16 engine oil had passed Toyota LSPI test. Based on all above, viscosity index improver (VII) with better friction reduction property was selected by the Mini-traction Machine (MTM) and the High-frequency Reciprocating Rig (HFRR) tests.
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
2017-01-2186
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
2017-01-2361
David R. Lancaster
The auto industry today is a global industry that must conform to local emissions and fuel consumption regulation in virtually all markets. These regulations apply different methodologies to different test cycles. This variation in methodologies and test cycles makes direct comparison of standards difficult. This paper compares the NEDC, WLTC and US EPA driving cycles by examining the tractive energy requirements of vehicles from the 2017 US fleet on each of the cycles. In addition, the mass and footprint data from those vehicles are used to compute the CO2 standards for each vehicle under European, US and Chinese standards.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2231
Yongquan Chen, Liguang Li, Qing Zhang, Jun Deng, Wei Xie, Erbao Zhang, Sunyu Tong
Low speed pre-ignition (LSPI) may lead to extreme knock (superknock or megaknock) which has a severe influence on engine performance and service life thus limits the development of downsized GDI engine. One reason for LSPI is auto-ignition occurs in the region where the contaminants, such as lubricants or heavy ends of gasoline, are rich. In this paper, 8 groups of lubricants are injected into a hot co-flow by a single-hole nozzle with a diameter of 0.2 mm under 20 MPa injection pressure. The ignition delays and lifted flames of lubricants with additives of calcium, magnesium and ZDDP (Zinc Dialkyl Dithiophosphates) under the hot coflow are recorded with a high-speed camera. The experiments are carried out at one atmospheric pressure and the co-flow temperature varies from 1123 K to 1223 K. The study shows that the ignition delays of lubricants decline sharply with the increase of co-flow temperature in the whole temperature range.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2366
Wenzheng Xia, Yi Zheng, Xiaokun He, Dongxia Yang, Huifang Shao, Joesph Remias, Joseph Roos, Yinhui Wang
Because of the increased use of gasoline direct engine (GDI) in automobile industry, there is a significant need to control particulates from GDI engines based on emission regulations. One potential technical approach is the utilization of a gasoline particulate filter (GPF). The successful adoption of this emission control technology needs to take many aspects into consideration and requires a system approach for optimization. This study conducted research to investigate the impact of vehicle driving cycles, fuel properties, catalyst coating on the performance of GPF. It was found that driving cycle has significant impact on particulate emission. Fuel quality still plays a role in particulate emissions, and can affect the GPF performance. Catalyzed GPF is preferred for soot regeneration, especially for the case that the vehicle operation is dominated by congested city driving condition, i.e. low operating temperatures. The details of the study are presented in the paper.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2266
Bin Yang, Hu Wang, Mingfa Yao, Zunqing Zheng, Jialin Liu, Naifeng Ma, Qiping Wang, Haien zha, Peng Chen
Gasoline partially premixed combustion shows the potential to achieve clean and high efficiency combustion. Injection strategies show significant influence on in-cylinder air flow and in-cylinder concentration distribution before auto-ignition, which can significantly affect the combustion characteristics and emissions. This study explored the effects of various injection strategies, including port fuel injection (PFI), single direct injection (DI), double direct injection (DIP+DIM) and port fuel injection coupled with a direct injection (PFI+DIM) on the combustion characteristics and emissions on a modified single cylinder heavy duty diesel engine fueled with 92# gasoline. The results showed that CA5 and CA50 of DIP+DIM are more sensitive to injection timing than PFI+DIM and single direct injection strategy, partially due to the effects of DIP on mixture stratification and low temperature reaction of gasoline.
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 ratio on the laminar flame characteristics of hydrogen-methanol-air mixture under varied equivalence ratios was investigated on a constant volume combustion chamber system coupled with a schlieren setup. A high-speed camera, set at 512X512 pixel and 10000 fps, was used to record the instantaneous images of the flame front during propagating.
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