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Just the Basics: Diesel Engine  

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Today's direct-injection diesel Today's direct-injection diesel engines are more rugged, powerful, durable, and reliable than gasoline engines, and use fuel much more efficiently, as well. Diesel Engines Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Diesels are workhorse engines. That's why you find them powering heavy- duty trucks, buses, tractors, and trains, not to mention large ships, bulldozers, cranes, and other construction equipment. In the past, diesels fit the stereotype of muscle-bound behe- moths. They were dirty and sluggish, smelly and loud. That image doesn't apply to today's diesel engines, however, and tomorrow's diesels will show even greater improvements. They will be even more fuel efficient, more flexible in the fuels they can use, and also much cleaner in emissions. How Diesel Engines Work

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Diesel Engine Idling Test  

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In support of the Department of Energy’s FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technology Program Office goal to minimize diesel engine idling and reduce the consumption of millions of gallons of diesel fuel consumed during heavy vehicle idling periods, the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) conducted tests to characterize diesel engine wear rates caused by extended periods of idling. INL idled two fleet buses equipped with Detroit Diesel Series 50 engines, each for 1,000 hours. Engine wear metals were characterized from weekly oil analysis samples and destructive filter analyses. Full-flow and the bypass filter cartridges were removed at four stages of the testing and sent to an oil analysis laboratory for destructive analysis to ascertain the metals captured in the filters and to establish wear rate trends. Weekly samples were sent to two independent oil analysis laboratories. Concurrent with the filter analysis, a comprehensive array of other laboratory tests ascertained the condition of the oil, wear particle types, and ferrous particles. Extensive ferrogram testing physically showed the concentration of iron particles and associated debris in the oil. The tests results did not show the dramatic results anticipated but did show wear trends. New West Technologies, LLC, a DOE support company, supplied technical support and data analysis throughout the idle test.

Larry Zirker; James Francfort; Jordon Fielding

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Large Diesel Engine Lubrication  

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Centralized lubrication for slow-speed internal combustion engines ; Marine diesel engine lubrication ...

Hans Gaca; Jan Ruiter; Götz Mehr; Theo Mang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reducing Diesel Engine Emissions  

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Reducing Reducing Diesel Engine Emissions 2 0 1 0 Green TransporTaTion TechnoloGies Compared to traditional gasoline engines, diesel engines require less maintenance, generate energy more efficiently, and produce less carbon dioxide emissions. But when uncontrolled, diesel engines churn out harmful emissions like particu- late matter (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NO x ). Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory are currently working to develop

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Marine Diesel Engines  

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Marine diesel engines need reserve power to compensate for ... and decreased efficiency of the engine caused by wear and contamination. Minimum efficiency reserves must be...

Michael Palocz-Andresen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diesel engine reference book  

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This book is a reference on the design, operation, and maintenance of all types of diesel engines, ranging from the smallest automotive and ancillary engines to the largest marine diesels. Nearly 900 line drawings, graphs and photos illustrate the book. Major Sections: Theory; Engine Design Practice; Lubrication; Environmental Pollution; Crankcase Explosions; Engine Types; Engine Testing; Maintenance; Index.

Lilly, I.R.C.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diesel Engine Alternatives  

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There are basically three different modes of combustion possible for use in reciprocating engines. These include, diffusion burning, as occurs in current diesel engines, flame propagation combustion such as used in conventional SI engines, and homogeneous combustion such as is used in the SwRI HCCI engine. Diesel engines currently offer significant fuel consumption benefits relative to other powerplants for on and off road applications; however, costs and efficiency may become problems as the emissions standards become even more stringent. This presentation presents a discussion of the potentials of HCCI and flame propagation engines as alternatives to the diesel engines. It is suggested that as the emissions standards become more and more stringent, the advantages of the diesel may disappear. The potential for HCCI is limited by the availability of the appropriate fuel. The potential of flame propagation engines is limited by several factors including knock, EGR tolerance, high BMEP operation, and throttling. These limitations are discussed in the context of potential for improvement of the efficiency of the flame propagation engine.

Ryan, T

2003-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of Advanced Diesel Engine Combustion Strategies...  

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Optimization of Advanced Diesel Engine Combustion Strategies Optimization of Advanced Diesel Engine Combustion Strategies 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual...

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North American Market Challenges for Diesel Engines | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

North American Market Challenges for Diesel Engines North American Market Challenges for Diesel Engines 2004 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentation: Gale...

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Future Breathing System Requirements for Clean Diesel Engines...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Breathing System Requirements for Clean Diesel Engines Future Breathing System Requirements for Clean Diesel Engines Poster presentation at the 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency &...

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Achieving High-Effiency Clean Ccombustion in Diesel Engines ...  

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Achieving High-Effiency Clean Ccombustion in Diesel Engines Achieving High-Effiency Clean Ccombustion in Diesel Engines 2004 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference...

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Technical Challenges and Opportunities Light-Duty Diesel Engines...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Challenges and Opportunities Light-Duty Diesel Engines in North America Technical Challenges and Opportunities Light-Duty Diesel Engines in North America 2005 Diesel Engine...

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SCR & DPF RETROFITS FOR MOBILE DIESEL ENGINES | Department of...  

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SCR & DPF RETROFITS FOR MOBILE DIESEL ENGINES SCR & DPF RETROFITS FOR MOBILE DIESEL ENGINES 2005 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentations and Posters...

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How Exhaust Emissions Drive Diesel Engine Fuel Efficiency | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

How Exhaust Emissions Drive Diesel Engine Fuel Efficiency How Exhaust Emissions Drive Diesel Engine Fuel Efficiency 2004 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference...

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Perspectives Regarding Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction in the...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Perspectives Regarding Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction in the Northeast Perspectives Regarding Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction in the Northeast 2004 Diesel Engine Emissions...

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Hydrogen as a Supplemental Fuel in Diesel Engines | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

as a Supplemental Fuel in Diesel Engines Hydrogen as a Supplemental Fuel in Diesel Engines Poster presentation from the 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency & Emissions Research...

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Next Generation Diesel Engine Control | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Diesel Engine Control Next Generation Diesel Engine Control Presentation given at the 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency & Emissions Research Conference (DEER 2007). 13-16 August, 2007,...

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Materials - Catalysts for Diesel Engines  

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Argonne's deNOx Catalyst Begins Extensive Diesel Engine Exhaust Testing Argonne's deNOx Catalyst Begins Extensive Diesel Engine Exhaust Testing denox monolith Argonne's deNOx catalyst can be prepared as a powder or a monolith. chris marshall Principal investigator Chris Marshall shows the monolith form of the Argonne deNOx catalyst with a sensor inserted for testing. doug longman Mechanical engineer Doug Longman inserts the instrumented deNOx catalyst monolith into the aftertreatment chamber of Argonne's heavy-duty Caterpillar diesel test engine. Background Diesel engines, while efficient, produce many undesirable combustion byproducts in their exhaust. While we tend to think of the sooty exhaust products we see as the bad stuff, it is the less-visible exhaust products such as nitrogen oxides (NOx) that create bigger problems.

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Fuel Consumption Monitoring and Diesel Engines  

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In a perspective to explore how fuel monitoring and diesel engine life are interconnected, it’s necessary to ... touch several issues such as specifics of diesel engines in fuel consumption, the effects of precis...

Anna Antimiichuk

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Indiana: Improving Diesel Engine Performance for Trucks  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Cummins, the world's largest diesel engine manufacturer, received funds from EERE to research advanced engine technology for heavy-duty and light-duty vehicles.

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Diesel Engine Alternatives | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Alternatives Diesel Engine Alternatives 2003 DEER Conference Presentation: Southwest Research Institute 2003deerryan.pdf More Documents & Publications Combustion Targets for Low...

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Diesel Engine Emission Reduction (DEER) Experiment | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Emission Reduction (DEER) Experiment Diesel Engine Emission Reduction (DEER) Experiment Presentation given at DEER 2006, August 20-24, 2006, Detroit, Michigan. Sponsored by the...

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 2004 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER)  

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Diesel Engine Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentations to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: 2004 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentations on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: 2004 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentations on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2004 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentations on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2004 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentations on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: 2004 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentations on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: 2004 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentations on

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Thermodynamic Systems for Tier 2 Bin 2 Diesel Engines | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Systems for Tier 2 Bin 2 Diesel Engines Thermodynamic Systems for Tier 2 Bin 2 Diesel Engines Discusses engine technology enablers that help achieve overall system integration...

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Complete Fuel Combustion for Diesel Engines Resulting in Greatly...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Complete Fuel Combustion for Diesel Engines Resulting in Greatly Reduced Emissions and Improved Fuel Efficiency Complete Fuel Combustion for Diesel Engines Resulting in Greatly...

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Technology Development for High Efficiency Clean Diesel Engines...  

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Technology Development for High Efficiency Clean Diesel Engines and a Pathway to 50% Thermal Efficiency Technology Development for High Efficiency Clean Diesel Engines and a...

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Cummins/DOE Light Truck Diesel Engine Progress Report | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Diesel Engine Progress Report CumminsDOE Light Truck Diesel Engine Progress Report 2002 DEER Conference Presentation: Cummins 2002deerstang.pdf More Documents & Publications...

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Progress on DOE Vehicle Technologies Light-Duty Diesel Engine...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

DOE Vehicle Technologies Light-Duty Diesel Engine Efficiency and Emissions Milestones Progress on DOE Vehicle Technologies Light-Duty Diesel Engine Efficiency and Emissions...

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Advanced Diesel Engine Technology Development for HECC | Department...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Diesel Engine Technology Development for HECC Advanced Diesel Engine Technology Development for HECC 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual Merit Review and...

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Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Exhaust Aerosol Particle and Ion Measurements  

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Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Exhaust Aerosol Particle and Ion Measurements ... diesel engines have received increasing attention due to their potential health effects. ...

Tero Lähde; Topi Rönkkö; Annele Virtanen; Tanja J. Schuck; Liisa Pirjola; Kaarle Hämeri; Markku Kulmala; Frank Arnold; Dieter Rothe; Jorma Keskinen

2008-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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A Correlation of Diesel Engine Performance with Measured NIR...  

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A Correlation of Diesel Engine Performance with Measured NIR Fuel Characteristics A Correlation of Diesel Engine Performance with Measured NIR Fuel Characteristics Results indicate...

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Durability of Diesel Engine Particulate Filters (Agreement ID...  

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Durability of Diesel Engine Particulate Filters (Agreement ID:10461) Durability of Diesel Engine Particulate Filters (Agreement ID:10461) 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program...

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Update on Modeling for Effective Diesel Engine Aftertreatment...  

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Update on Modeling for Effective Diesel Engine Aftertreatment Implementation - Master Plan, Status and Critical Needs Update on Modeling for Effective Diesel Engine Aftertreatment...

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Advances in Diesel Engine Technologies for European Passenger...  

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Advances in Diesel Engine Technologies for European Passenger Vehicles Advances in Diesel Engine Technologies for European Passenger Vehicles 2002 DEER Conference Presentation:...

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Oxygen-Enriched Combustion for Military Diesel Engine Generators...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Combustion for Military Diesel Engine Generators Oxygen-Enriched Combustion for Military Diesel Engine Generators Substantial increases in brake power and considerably lower peak...

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Recent Diesel Engine Emission Mitigation Activities of the Maritime...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Diesel Engine Emission Mitigation Activities of the Maritime Administration Energy Technologies Program Recent Diesel Engine Emission Mitigation Activities of the Maritime...

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12TH DIESEL ENGINE-EFFICIENCY AND EMISSIONS RESEARCH CONFERENCE...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

2TH DIESEL ENGINE-EFFICIENCY AND EMISSIONS RESEARCH CONFERENCE (DEER 2006) PRESENTATIONS 12TH DIESEL ENGINE-EFFICIENCY AND EMISSIONS RESEARCH CONFERENCE (DEER 2006) PRESENTATIONS...

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Effects of an Accelerated Diesel Engine Replacement/Retrofit Program  

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No. 894 Effects of an Accelerated Diesel Engine Replacement/2009 Effects of an Accelerated Diesel Engine Replacement/reductions occurring on an accelerated schedule compared to

Millstein, Dev E.; Harley, Robert A

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In Vitro Genotoxicity of Gasoline and Diesel Engine Vehicle Exhaust...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Gasoline and Diesel Engine Vehicle Exhaust Particulate and Semi-Volatile Organic Compound Materials In Vitro Genotoxicity of Gasoline and Diesel Engine Vehicle Exhaust Particulate...

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Diesel Engine Oil Technology Insights and Opportunities | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Oil Technology Insights and Opportunities Diesel Engine Oil Technology Insights and Opportunities Perrformance of API CJ-4 diesel engine lubricating oil and emerging lubricant...

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Combustion Modeling for Diesel Engine Control Design  

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Combustion Modeling for Diesel Engine Control Design Von der Fakult¨at f¨ur Maschinenwesen der Combustion Modeling for Diesel Engine Control Design WICHTIG: D 82 überprüfen !!! #12;Bibliographic research stays at General Motors R&D in Warren, MI, USA, possible. Furthermore, I would like thank Tom

Peters, Norbert

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Robust Strategy for Intake Leakage Detection in Diesel Engines  

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Robust Strategy for Intake Leakage Detection in Diesel Engines Riccardo Ceccarelli , Philippe are provided using advanced Diesel engine developed under AMEsim. I. INTRODUCTION The modern Diesel engine has of the functioning of a air-path in a Diesel engine with exhaust gas recirculation circuit is presented. More

Boyer, Edmond

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Neural-Network-Based Maintenance Decision Model for Diesel Engine  

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To decrease the fuzzy and uncertain factors in the maintenance decision models of diesel engine, a combination BP-neural-network-based maintenance decision model for diesel engine is presented in this paper. It can make the maintenance of diesel engine ... Keywords: Deterioration degree, Diesel engine, Maintenance decision, Neural network

Yingkui Gu; Juanjuan Liu; Shuyun Tang

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diesel Engine Waste Heat Recovery Utilizing Electric Turbocompound Technology  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

2004 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentation: Caterpillar/U.S. Department of Energy

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Technology Development for Light Duty High Efficient Diesel Engines  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Improve the efficiency of diesel engines for light duty applications through technical advances in system optimization.

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Guidelines for Improving Diesel Engine Characteristics  

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An appropriate amount of EGR can improve cold startability of a diesel engine and promote combustion and emission performance during...x...emissions without a significant penalty for the specific fuel consumption

Breda Kegl; Marko Kegl; Stanislav Pehan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Oil Bypass Filter and Diesel Engine Idling Wear-Rate Evaluations...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Bypass Filter and Diesel Engine Idling Wear-Rate Evaluations Oil Bypass Filter and Diesel Engine Idling Wear-Rate Evaluations 2005 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER)...

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Staged direct injection diesel engine  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A diesel engine having staged injection for using lower cetane number fuels than No. 2 diesel fuel. The engine includes a main fuel injector and a pilot fuel injector. Pilot and main fuel may be the same fuel. The pilot injector injects from five to fifteen percent of the total fuel at timings from 20.degree. to 180.degree. BTDC depending upon the quantity of pilot fuel injected, the fuel cetane number and speed and load. The pilot fuel injector is directed toward the centerline of the diesel cylinder and at an angle toward the top of the piston, avoiding the walls of the cylinder. Stratification of the early injected pilot fuel is needed to reduce the fuel-air mixing rate, prevent loss of pilot fuel to quench zones, and keep the fuel-air mixture from becoming too fuel lean to become effective. In one embodiment, the pilot fuel injector includes a single hole for injection of the fuel and is directed at approximately 48.degree. below the head of the cylinder.

Baker, Quentin A. (San Antonio, TX)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal barrier coatings application in diesel engines  

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Commercial use of thermal barrier coatings in diesel engines began in the mid 70`s by Dr. Ingard Kvernes at the Central Institute for Industrial Research in Oslo, Norway. Dr. Kvernes attributed attack on diesel engine valves and piston crowns encountered in marine diesel engines in Norwegian ships as hot-corrosion attributed to a reduced quality of residual fuel. His solution was to coat these components to reduce metal temperature below the threshold of aggressive hot-corrosion and also provide protection. Roy Kamo introduced thermal barrier coatings in his `Adiabatic Diesel Engine` in the late 70`s. Kamo`s concept was to eliminate the engine block water cooling system and reduce heat losses. Roy reported significant performance improvements in his thermally insulated engine at the SAE Congress in 1982. Kamo`s work stimulates major programs with insulated engines, particularly in Europe. Most of the major diesel engine manufacturers conducted some level of test with insulated combustion chamber components. They initially ran into increased fuel consumption. The German engine consortium had Prof. Woschni of the Technical Institute in Munich. Woschni conducted testing with pistons with air gaps to provide the insulation effects. Woschni indicated the hot walls of the insulated engine created a major increase in heat transfer he refers to as `convection vive.` Woschni`s work was a major factor in the abrupt curtailment of insulated diesel engine work in continental Europe. Ricardo in the UK suggested that combustion should be reoptimized for the hot-wall effects of the insulated combustion chamber and showed under a narrow range of conditions fuel economy could be improved. The Department of Energy has supported thermal barrier coating development for diesel engine applications. In the Clean Diesel - 50 Percent Efficient (CD-50) engine for the year 2000, thermal barrier coatings will be used on piston crowns and possibly other components.

Fairbanks, J.W.

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 2008 Diesel Engine-Efficiency and Emissions  

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8 Diesel 8 Diesel Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) Conference Presentations to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: 2008 Diesel Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) Conference Presentations on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: 2008 Diesel Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) Conference Presentations on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2008 Diesel Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) Conference Presentations on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2008 Diesel Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) Conference Presentations on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: 2008 Diesel Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) Conference Presentations on Digg

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency and Emissions  

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7 Diesel 7 Diesel Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) Conference Presentations to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) Conference Presentations on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) Conference Presentations on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) Conference Presentations on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) Conference Presentations on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) Conference Presentations on Digg

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Robust intelligent control design for marine diesel engine  

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This work deals with the nonlinear control of a marine diesel engine by use of a robust intelligent control ... controller (CMAC). A mathematical model of diesel engine propulsion system is presented. In order to...

Hai-de Hua ???; Ning Ma ? ?; Jie Ma ? ?…

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Systematic evaluation of the reliability of marine diesel engines  

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A systematic model is proposed for evaluating the operational reliability of marine diesel engines. In mathematical terms, the model is ... permits the estimation of the overall reliability of marine diesel engines

G. S. Gamidov; N. K. Sanaev; Z. I. Adeev

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Estimation of the Marine Main Diesel Engine Energy Balance  

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The basis of impact of energy device (marine main diesel engine) on its environment in terms of energy ... . Types of energy and exergy characterizing the marine main diesel engine are presented. The description ...

Z. Matuszak; G. Nicewicz

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) on Diesel Engine Oil...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) on Diesel Engine Oil - Impact on Wear Effect of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) on Diesel Engine Oil - Impact on Wear Results of completed study on...

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Fault Tolerant Oxygen Control of a Diesel Engine Air System  

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Fault Tolerant Oxygen Control of a Diesel Engine Air System Rainer Nitsche Matthias Bitzer control problem of a Diesel engine air system having a jammed Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) valve of the air system. Keywords: Fault tolerant control, Diesel engine, Air system, Model-based trajectory

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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UNSUPERVISED CONDITION CHANGE DETECTION IN LARGE DIESEL ENGINES  

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diesel engines and stationary power plants. The possibility of early detecting small defects priorUNSUPERVISED CONDITION CHANGE DETECTION IN LARGE DIESEL ENGINES Niels Henrik Pontoppidan and Jan detection in large diesel engines from acoustical emis- sion sensor signal and compared to more classical

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Exploring Low Emission Lubricants for Diesel Engines  

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A workshop to explore the technological issues involved with the removal of sulfur from lubricants and the development of low emission diesel engine oils was held in Scottsdale, Arizona, January 30 through February 1, 2000. It presented an overview of the current technology by means of panel discussions and technical presentations from industry, government, and academia.

Perez, J. M.

2000-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Diesel-engine fumigation with aqueous ethanol  

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A three cylinder, two cycle diesel engine, rated at 22KW at 2300 rpm, was fumigated with ethanol of 140-to-200 proofs. P-T diagrams and engine performance were analyzed with particular emphasis on the detection and evaluation of the knock phenomenon. Satisfactory full load operation was obtained with thirty percent of the fuel energy supplied as aqueous ethanol.

McLaughlin, S.L.; Stephenson, K.Q.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal barrier coatings application in diesel engines  

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Commercial use of thermal barrier coatings in diesel engines began in the mid 70`s by Dr. Ingard Kvernes at the Central Institute for Industrial Research in Oslo, Norway. Dr. Kvernes attributed attack on diesel engine valves and piston crowns encountered in marine diesel engines in Norwegian ships as hot-corrosion attributed to a reduced quality of residual fuel. His solution was to coat these components to reduce metal temperature below the threshold of aggressive hot-corrosion and also to provide protection. The Department of Energy has supported thermal barrier coating development for diesel engine applications. In the Clean Diesel - 50 Percent Efficient (CD-50) engine for the year 2000, thermal barrier coatings will be used on piston crowns and possibly other components. The primary purpose of the thermal barrier coatings will be to reduce thermal fatigue as the engine peak cylinder pressure will nearly be doubled. As the coatings result in higher available energy in the exhaust gas, efficiency gains are achieved through use of this energy by turbochargers, turbocompounding or thermoelectric generators.

Fairbanks, J.W.

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Utiization of alternate fuels in diesel engines  

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Accomplishments during three years entitled The Utilization of Alternate Fuels in Diesel Engines are summarized. Experiments were designed and test equipment set-up for the purpose of evaluating the use of methanol as a fumigant for light-duty Diesel engine service. The major experimental results were obtained from a multicylinder automotive Diesel engine. However, fundamental studies employing a GC/micro-reactor and a constant volume combustion bomb were also started. The purpose of this work was to measure some of the chemical and physical properties of methanol and methanol-air mixtures. The laminar flame velocity for various mixtures has been measured in the combustion bomb and thermal degradation studies have begun in the GC/micro-reactor. An Oldsmobile 5.7 liter V/8 Diesel engine was fumigated with methanol in amounts up to 40% of the fuel energy. The primary objectives of the study were to determine the effect of methanol fumigation on fuel efficiency, smoke, nitric oxide emission, and the occurrence of severe knock. An assessment of the biological activity for samples of the raw exhaust particulate and its soluble organic extract was also made using boh the Ames Salmonella typhimurium test and the B. subtilis Comptest. Generally, methanol fumigation was found to decrease NO emission for all conditions, to have a slight effect on smoke opacity, and to have a beneficial effect on fuel efficiency at higher loads. Also at higher loads, the methanol was found to induce what was defined as knock limited operation. The biological activity of the raw particulate matter was fond to be less than that of its soluble organic extract. However, for both the fumigation of methanol did enhance the biological activity.

Lestz, S.S.

1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Attaining Tier 2 Emissions Through Diesel Engine and Aftertreatment...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Integration - Strategy and Experimental Results The feasibility of diesel engines to meet the stringent emissions regulations of 2007 and beyond is an important...

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Natural Oils - The Next Generation of Diesel Engine Lubricants...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Aftertreatment with a Oil Conditioning Filter Effect of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) on Diesel Engine Oil - Impact on Wear Development of High Performance Heavy Duty Engine Oils...

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Estimation and Control of Diesel Engine Processes Utilizing Variable...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

diesel engine with cooled EGR and flexible intake valve actuation developed to capture dynamic effects of gas exchange actuators deer12kocher.pdf More Documents &...

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Advanced Modeling of Direct-Injection Diesel Engines | Department...  

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Engines 2005 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentations and Posters 2005deerzellat.pdf More Documents & Publications Effects of Ambient Density and...

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Technology Development for Light Duty High Efficient Diesel Engines...  

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optimization. deer09stanton.pdf More Documents & Publications Light Duty Efficient Clean Combustion Advanced Diesel Engine Technology Development for HECC Effects of Biomass Fuels...

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A Correlation of Diesel Engine Performance with Measured NIR...  

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CORRELATION OF DIESEL ENGINE PERFORMANCE WITH MEASURED NIR FUEL CHARACTERISTICS Bruce Bunting, Michael Bunce, ORNL Alain Lunati, Oswin Galtier, Eric Hermitte, SP3H Monday, P-02...

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Emission Performance of Modern Diesel Engines Fueled with Biodiesel  

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Emission Performance of Modern Diesel Engines Fueled with Biodiesel Aaron Williams, Jonathan Burton, Xin He and Robert L. McCormick National Renewable Energy Laboratory October 5,...

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Variable Charge Motion for 2007-2010 Heavy Duty Diesel Engines...  

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Variable Charge Motion for 2007-2010 Heavy Duty Diesel Engines Variable Charge Motion for 2007-2010 Heavy Duty Diesel Engines 2003 DEER Conference Presentation: AVL Powertrain...

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2007-2009 USA Emission Solutions for Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines...  

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-2009 USA Emission Solutions for Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines 2007-2009 USA Emission Solutions for Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines 2002 DEER Conference Presentation: Southwest Research...

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The new V8 diesel engine for Land Rover  

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After the launch of the 2.7-l TDV6 diesel engine for Jaguar, Land Rover and PSA ... family. The new 3.6-l TDV8 Diesel engine was developed for Land Rover’s ... and Range Rover Sport models. The premium market seg...

Roland Ernst; Thomas Grünert; Paul Turner

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Control of Variable Geometry Turbocharged Diesel Engines for Reduced Emissions  

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in a Diesel engine equipped with a variable geometry tur- bocharger (VGT) and an external exhaust gas INJECTION EXHAUST MANIFOLD EGR VALVE EGR COOLER AIR EXHAUST Figure 1: Schematic representation of the DieselControl of Variable Geometry Turbocharged Diesel Engines for Reduced Emissions A.G. Stefanopoulouz

Stefanopoulou, Anna

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Control Oriented Dynamic Modeling of a Turbocharged Diesel Engine  

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To build a precise model is a key issue in fulfilling on optimal control of the turbocharged diesel engine. Meanvalue model has been extensively used for engine control, but neglects the scavenging efficiency. On the basis of carefully considering air-fuel ... Keywords: Diesel engine, mean-value model, AFR

Haiyan Wang; Jundong Zhang

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Turbocharged Diesel Engine Operation with Turbo Power Assist System  

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Improving Turbocharged Diesel Engine Operation with Turbo Power Assist System I. Kolmanovsky A. G. In this pa- per we investigate the coupling of a power assist system at the turbocharger shaft of a diesel representation of a diesel engine with a turbocharger power assist system. A turbocharger power assist system

Stefanopoulou, Anna

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Air management in a diesel engine using fuzzy control techniques  

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Air management for diesel engines is a major challenge from the control point of view because of the highly nonlinear behavior of this system. For this reason, linear control techniques are unable to provide the required performance, and nonlinear controllers ... Keywords: Diesel engines, Fuzzy systems, Identification, LMIs, Nonlinear control

S. García-Nieto; J. Salcedo; M. Martínez; D. Laurí

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of Clean Diesel Buses to CNG Buses | Department of...  

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Buses Comparison of Clean Diesel Buses to CNG Buses 2003 DEER Conference Presentation: New York City Transit Department of Buses deer2003lowell.pdf More Documents &...

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Utilization of alternative fuels in diesel engines  

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The important findings for a 41-month research grant entitled The Utilization of Alternate Fuels in Diesel Engines are summarized. The procedure followed was to collect performance and emission data for various candidate alternate fuels and compare these data to that for a certified petroleum-based number two Diesel fuel oil. The method of test-fuel introduction was either via fumigation or to use the engine stock injection system. Results for methanol, ethanol, four vegetable oils, two shale-derived oils, and two coal-derived oils are reported. Based upon this study, alcohol fumigation does not appear to be a practical method for utilizing low combustion quality fuels in a Diesel engine. The reasons being, the need for a complex fuel management system and a narrow operating range bounded by wet misfire on the low load end and by severe knock at medium to high loads. Also, it was misfire on the low load end and by severe knock at medium to high loads. Also, it was found that alcohol fumigation enhances the bioactivity of the emitted exhaust particles. Finally, this study showed that while it is possible to inject many synthetic fuels using the engine stock injection system, wholly acceptable performance is only obtained from a fuel whose specifications closely approach those of a finished petroleum-based Diesel oil.

Lestz, S.S.

1984-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne TTRDC - Feature - Combining Gas and Diesel Engines  

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Combining Gas and Diesel Engines Could Yield the Best of Both Worlds Combining Gas and Diesel Engines Could Yield the Best of Both Worlds by Louise Lerner Steve Ciatti Steve Ciatti in the Engine Research Facility It may be hard to believe, but the beloved gasoline engine that powers more than 200 million cars across America every day didn't get its status because it's the most efficient engine. Diesel engines can be more than twice as efficient, but they spew soot and pollutants into the air. Could researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory engineer a union between the two-combining the best of both? Steve Ciatti, a mechanical engineer at Argonne, is heading a team to explore the possibilities of a gasoline-diesel engine. The result, so far, is cleaner than a diesel engine and almost twice as efficient as a typical

79

Knocking detection device in diesel engines  

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This patent describes a device for detection of knocking in a diesel engine which consists of: a pressure detector, having a piezoelectric element, for detecting the rate of change of combustion pressure of the engine; an angle detector for detecting the rotation of the engine; and a knocking detector for receiving the outputs of the pressure detector and the angle detector for deciding whether or not knocking occurs. The knocking detector consists of a rotation rate detector for converting the output of the angle detector to a signal corresponding to the rotation rate of the engine, and a division apparatus for dividing the output of the pressure detector by the output of the rotation rate detector, the decision of an occurrence of knocking occurring when the output of the division device exceeds a predetermined value.

Ootsuka, Y.; Hattori, T.; Ozaki, T.

1986-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuzzy control of a turbocharged diesel engine  

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In this paper an innovative fuzzy controller is proposed to regulate the intake manifold pressure and the fresh mass airflow of diesel engines simultaneously. Unlike many multivariable controllers published in the literature, it requires neither an internal model nor identification algorithms. It has been designed considering the instrumentation set usually embedded in a mass-produced passenger car. Its rule-based structure has led to an algorithm, which is easy to implement. In comparison to controllers embedded at present in standard Engine Control Units (ECUs), it improves the trajectory tracking of desired outputs as noted during simulation of EURO cycles. In terms of robustness, this controller is little sensitive to the parameter disparity generally encountered in mass-produced engines.

Jean-Francois Arnold; Nicolas Langlois; Houcine Chafouk; Gerard Tremouliere

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - adiabatic diesel engine Sample Search Results  

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engine Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: adiabatic diesel engine...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - automotive diesel engine Sample Search...  

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engine Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: automotive diesel engine...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced diesel engine Sample Search Results  

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engine Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: advanced diesel engine...

84

Diesel Engines: What Role Can They Play in an Emissions-Constrained World?  

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2004 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentation; California Air Resources Board

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An Innovative Pressure Sensor Glow Plug Offers Improved Diesel Engine Closed-loop Control  

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Describes glow plug with integrated pressure sensor for closed-loop control of diesel engine combustion

86

The Diesel Engine Powering Light-Duty Vehicles: Today and Tomorrow  

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2004 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentation: Volkwagen AG, Wolfsburg, Germany

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Extended performance of alcohol fumigation in diesel engines through different multipoint alcohol injection timing cycles  

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This paper reports on the results of using multipoint port injection alcohol fumigation of a four-cycle turbocharged diesel engine in which the fumigation injection cycle was varied. The three cycles, dual with one-half of the alcohol injection on each engine revolution, single with all of the alcohol injection during the open intake valve revolution, and single with all of the alcohol injected during the closed intake valve revolution, lead to significant differences in the engines pressure-volume history and alcohol energy replacement tolerance. The engine was fumigated with both industrial grade ethanol and methanol and complete performance and emissions data (excluding aldehydes) were measured at low, medium, and high values of BMEP and rpm.

Savage, L.D.; White, R.A.; Cole, S.; Pritchett, G.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne TTRDC - Feature - Five Myths About Diesel Engines  

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Five Myths About Diesel Engines Five Myths About Diesel Engines by Louise Lerner Steve Ciatti Steve Ciatti in the Engine Research Facility Diesel engines, long confined to trucks and ships, are garnering more interest for their fuel efficiency and reduced carbon dioxide emissions relative to gasoline engines. Argonne mechanical engineer Steve Ciatti takes a crack at some of the more persistent myths surrounding the technology. Myth #1: Diesel is dirty. "We all have this image of trucks belching out dirty black smoke," Ciatti said. This smoke is particulate matter from diesel exhaust: soot and small amounts of other chemicals produced by the engine. But EPA emissions requirements have significantly tightened, and diesel engines now have to meet the same criteria as gasoline engines. They do

89

Feature - Air Force Fellows helping work toward smarter diesel engines  

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Air Force Fellows helping work toward smarter diesel engines Air Force Fellows helping work toward smarter diesel engines Air Force Fellows Clint Abell (left) and Jeff Gillen work on Smarter Diesel Engine (SDE) 21. The project involves using ion sensors to help the engine run at maximum efficiency. Air Force Fellows Clint Abell (left) and Jeff Gillen work on Smarter Diesel Engine (SDE) 21. The project involves using ion sensors to help the engine run at maximum efficiency. (Photo by Wes Agresta) One of the three core values of the Air Force is "excellence in all we do." So it should be no surprise that there are currently two Air Force officers here at Argonne studying ways to improve the efficiency of military vehicles. Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Gillen and Major Clint Abell are the fourth set of Air Force Fellows to spend time at Argonne, but the first to be stationed

90

DOE/VTP Light-Duty Diesel Engine Commercialization  

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VTP Light-Duty Diesel Engine Commercialization VTP Light-Duty Diesel Engine Commercialization Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP) spearheaded the development of clean diesel engine technologies for passenger vehicles in the 1990s, spurring the current reintroduction of highly efficient diesel vehicles into the passenger market. Cummins partnered with VTP to develop a diesel engine that meets the 50-state 2010 emissions standards while boosting vehicle fuel economy by 30% over comparable gasoline-powered vehicles. The Cummins engine is scheduled to debut in 2010 Chrysler sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks. VTP-sponsored research demonstrated the ability of diesel passenger vehicles with advanced aftertreatment to meet EPA's stringent Tier II Bin 5 standards, representing an 83% reduction in NOx and more than 87% reduction in

91

Analysis of parasitic losses in heavy duty diesel engines  

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Fuel economy of large, on-road diesel engines has become even more critical in recent years for engine manufactures, vehicle OEMs, and truck operators, in view of pending CO2 emission regulations. Demands for increased ...

James, Christopher Joseph

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diesel Engine Strategy & North American Market Challenges, Technology and Growth  

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Presentation given at the 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency & Emissions Research Conference (DEER 2007). 13-16 August, 2007, Detroit, Michigan. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (OFCVT).

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New Two-Stroke Marine Diesel Engines from Wärtsilä  

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Wärtsilä has developed a new generation of small marine diesel engines with the designations RT-flex35 and RT- ... of 35 cm and 40 cm. The engines are equipped exclusively with an integrated electronic ... first ...

Dipl.-Ing. Patrick Frigge; Dipl.-Ing. Samuel Affolter…

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving supply chain responsiveness for diesel engine remanufacturing  

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Achieving a significant reduction in order-to-shipment lead-time of remanufactured diesel engines can dramatically decrease the amount of finished goods inventory that Caterpillar needs to carry in order to meet its delivery ...

Méndez de la Luz, Diego A., 1979-

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1 - The analytical design process and diesel engine system design  

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Abstract: Diesel engine system design (DESD) is an important and leading function in the design and development of modern low-emissions EGR diesel engines. It creates a paradigm shift in how engine design is carried out. It leads and integrates the designs from the system level to the component level by producing high-quality system design specifications with advanced analytical simulation tools. This chapter introduces the fundamental concepts in diesel engine system design and provides an overview on the theory and approaches in this emerging technical field. The central theme is how to design a good engine system performance specification at an early stage of the product development cycle. The chapter employs a systems engineering approach and applies the concepts of reliability and robust engineering to diesel engine system design to address the optimization topics encountered in design for target, design for variability, and design for reliability. An attribute-driven system design process is developed for advanced analytical engine design from the system level to the subsystem/component level in order to coordinate different design attributes and subsystems. Four system design attributes – performance, durability, packaging, and cost – are elaborated. The chapter also addresses competitive benchmarking analysis. By focusing on engine performance and system integration (EPSI), the technical areas, theoretical foundation, and tools in diesel engine system design are introduced.

Qianfan Xin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Practical implications of marine diesel engine emission regulations  

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The main pollutants from marine diesel engines are oxides of nitrogen (NOx), sulfur oxides (SOx) and particulates (soot). However, the proposed marine diesel engine emission regulations will primarily focus on the levels of NOx and SOx. In the future, once the proposed regulations are met, the limits and levels of other emissions will come under increasing scrutiny, such as particulates, hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide. Regardless of the type of pollutant, there are generally two classes of emission control: (1) techniques that reduce the amount of pollutant formed in the combustion process, or (2) prevent the pollutants from reaching the atmosphere. Unfortunately, some of these control techniques will not be able to meet the incoming regulations. Therefore, this paper identifies the diesel engine emissions of concern, the impending regulations, and the merits of current and future emission control technologies required to meet these regulations.

Bowen, C.E.; Potter, I.J.; Reader, G.T. [Univ. of Calgary, Alberta (Canada). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prime Movers of Globalization: The History and Impact of Diesel Engines and Gas Turbines  

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and Impact of Diesel Engines and Gas Turbines By Vaclav Smiland Impact of Diesel Engines and Gas Turbines. Cambridge,of the internal combustion engine invented by Rudolf Diesel

Anderson, Byron P.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ATP-LD; Cummins Next Generation Tier 2 Bin 2 Diesel Engine |...  

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ATP-LD; Cummins Next Generation Tier 2 Bin 2 Diesel Engine ATP-LD; Cummins Next Generation Tier 2 Bin 2 Diesel Engine 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle...

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Cummins Next Generation Tier 2, Bin 2 Light Truck Diesel engine...  

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& Publications Cummins' Next Generation Tier 2, Bin 2 Light Truck Diesel Engine ATP-LD; Cummins Next Generation Tier 2 Bin 2 Diesel Engine ATP-LD; Cummins Next Generation...

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Optimization of Engine-out Emissions from a Diesel Engine to...  

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Optimization of Engine-out Emissions from a Diesel Engine to Meet Tier 2 Bin 5 Emission Limits Optimization of Engine-out Emissions from a Diesel Engine to Meet Tier 2 Bin 5...

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Diesel Particle Filter and Fuel Effects on Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine Emissions  

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Diesel Particle Filter and Fuel Effects on Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine Emissions ... Gaseous and Particulate Emissions from Diesel Engines at Idle and under Load: Comparison of Biodiesel Blend and Ultralow Sulfur Diesel Fuels ...

Matthew A. Ratcliff; A. John Dane; Aaron Williams; John Ireland; Jon Luecke; Robert L. McCormick; Kent J. Voorhees

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Study of Emissions from a Light Duty Diesel Engine with the...  

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A Study of Emissions from a Light Duty Diesel Engine with the European Particulate Measurement Programme A Study of Emissions from a Light Duty Diesel Engine with the European...

103

Prime Movers of Globalization: The History and Impact of Diesel Engines and Gas Turbines  

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of Diesel Engines and Gas Turbines By Vaclav Smil Reviewedof Diesel Engines and Gas Turbines. Cambridge, MA: The MITin the 1890s and the gas turbine invented by Frank Whittle

Anderson, Byron P.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Optimization of the Combustion in Large Marine Diesel Engine by Controlling the Exhaust Gas  

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The diesel engine performance and emissions are strongly linked to ... to regulate the air-fuel mixture in a diesel engine, by controlling the turbocharger speed through a ... work we have taken as a model a marine

Sabri Bechir

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Research of the Intelligent Fault Diagnosis Optimized by ACA for Marine Diesel Engine  

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The marine diesel engine has the important function to guarantee the marine security and reliability. It is a strong ... with conventional FNN fault diagnosis method for this marine diesel engine’s combustion sys...

Peng Li; Lei Liu; Haixia Gong

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Emissions from Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine with EGR using Oil Sands...  

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Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine with EGR using Oil Sands Derived Fuels Emissions from Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine with EGR using Oil Sands Derived Fuels 2003 DEER Conference Presentation:...

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Light-duty diesel engine development status and engine needs  

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This report reviews, assesses, and summarizes the research and development status of diesel engine technology applicable to light-duty vehicles. In addition, it identifies specific basic and applied research and development needs in light-duty diesel technology and related health areas where initial or increased participation by the US Government would be desirable. The material presented in this report updates information provided in the first diesel engine status report prepared by the Aerospace Corporation for the Department of Energy in September, 1978.

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1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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4 - Fundamentals of dynamic and static diesel engine system designs  

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Abstract: This chapter lays out the foundation of dynamic and static diesel engine system designs by linking the theoretical governing equations of the instantaneous engine in-cylinder cycle processes and the gas flow network of the air system. Engine manifold filling dynamics is discussed for dynamic system design. The chapter develops the theory of pumping loss and engine delta P, which are key design issues for modern high-EGR turbocharged diesel engines. The theory is used to predict engine hardware performance or determine hardware specifications to meet target performance. Four core equations for engine air system are proposed. Different theoretical options of engine air system design are summarized.

Qianfan Xin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cavitation problem in heavy duty diesel engines: a literature review  

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This paper reviews the existing knowledge on cavitation in general and its effect on diesel engine cylinder liners. A brief definition of cavitation and various cavitation numbers are presented. Various effects involved in the formation, growth and collapse of bubbles are also characterized. The effects of pressure, temperature, and dissolved gas on bubble behaviour are mentioned. An attempt is made to study the various types of damage caused by cavitation on fluid flow machinery. The discussion highlights the amount of damage caused to diesel engine cylinder liners, and lists remedies suggested by numerous experts in the field.

Sunil Katragadda; Reda Bata

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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"Performance, Emission and Particle distribution of Diesel Engines Fueled with Diesel-Dimethoxymethane (DMM) Blends"  

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Xibin Wang "Performance, Emission and Particle distribution of Diesel Engines Fueled with Diesel-Dimethoxymethane (DMM) Blends" Abstract : Combustion, performance and emission were studied for DI diesel engine fuelled with DMM/diesel fuel blends for DMM content from 0 to 50%. Results showed that, for diesel engine with fuel

111

Mass Flow Estimation with Model Bias Correction for a Turbocharged Diesel Engine  

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Mass Flow Estimation with Model Bias Correction for a Turbocharged Diesel Engine Tomás Polóni. Based on an augmented observable Mean Value En- gine Model (MVEM) of a turbocharged Diesel engine in the intake duct. Keywords: Diesel engine, Mass flow estimation, Bias estimation, Kalman filtering, Mean value

Johansen, Tor Arne

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JET BREAKUP and SPRAY FORMATION in a DIESEL ENGINE James Glimm  

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JET BREAKUP and SPRAY FORMATION in a DIESEL ENGINE James Glimm Department of Applied Mathematics of a fuel eÃ?cient, nonpollut- ing diesel engine. We report preliminary progress on the numerical simulation Introduction The design of a fuel eÃ?cient, nonpolluting diesel engine is the subject of intensive international

New York at Stoney Brook, State University of

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Free-Piston Diesel Engine Dynamics and Control Tor A. Johansen1, Olav Egeland  

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Free-Piston Diesel Engine Dynamics and Control Tor A. Johansen1, Olav Egeland , Erling Aa. Kv rner ASA, Postboks 169, N-1325 Lysaker, Norway. Abstract Free-piston diesel engines. This paper present a dynamic mathematical model of a free-piston diesel engine, a control oriented dynamic

Johansen, Tor Arne

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Adaptive Air Charge Estimation for Turbocharged Diesel Engines without Exhaust Gas Recirculation  

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Adaptive Air Charge Estimation for Turbocharged Diesel Engines without Exhaust Gas Recirculation an adaptive observer for in-cylinder air charge estimation for turbocharged diesel engines without exhaust gas (734) 764-4256 1 #12;Storset et al.- Adaptive Air Charge Est. for TC Diesel Engines 2 1 Introduction

Stefanopoulou, Anna

115

The process of soot formation in a DI Diesel engine is very challenging to understand and  

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Background The process of soot formation in a DI Diesel engine is very challenging to understand and describe. But with respect to the demand for much lower particulate emissions (Tab.1) of Diesel engines emissi- ons of a medium duty DI Diesel engine which is certified for the TIER 3 norm should be evaluated

Sandoghdar, Vahid

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Control-Oriented Linear Parameter-Varying Modelling of a Turbocharged Diesel Engine  

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Control-Oriented Linear Parameter-Varying Modelling of a Turbocharged Diesel Engine Merten Jung-- In this paper, a third order nonlinear model of the airpath of a turbocharged diesel engine is derived, which nonlinear airpath model of the diesel engine will be described in Section III. The model will be derived

Cambridge, University of

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Direct Capillary Gas Chromatography of Filter-Borne Particulate Emissions from Diesel Engines  

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......Filter-Borne Particulate Emissions from Diesel Engines R.D. Cuthbertson P.R. Shore...Filter-Borne Particulate Emissions from Diesel Engines R.D. Cuthbertson and P.R...oil-derived material. Introduction Diesel engines emit particulate matter consisting......

R.D. Cuthbertson; P.R. Shore

1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Performance Analysis on Fuel Injection System Failure for a Four-Stroke Marine Diesel Engine  

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The middle speed four stroke diesel engine has the advantages of small capacity, light in weight, capable to combustion poor fuel oil. In recent years, they have been used more comprehensive than before. Daihatsu 6PSHdM-26H diesel engine, which is a ... Keywords: 4-stroke medium-speed turbocharged marine diesel engine, Fuel injection system failure, delayed combustion, performance analysis

Jialiang Huang; Guohao Yang; Dan Wang

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Webinar: Fuel Cell Buses  

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Video recording and text version of the webinar titled, Fuel Cell Buses, originally presented on September 12, 2013.

120

Effect of sulfur on heavy duty diesel engine lubricants  

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Diesel engine exhaust legislation has become quite onerous for heavy duty engines. Yet, these high thermal efficiency engines continue to meet lower exhaust particulate and NOx emissions limits, due to new engine designs and the complementary engine oil performance requirements of the API service categories. In addition, the EPA has mandated changes in on-highway diesel fuel to help meet particulate emissions regulations. On October 1, 1993, when the EPA outlawed high sulfur fuels for on-highway use, the development of the API CG-4 engine oil performance specification was already in progress. All the new diesel engine tests in the category were therefore designed to run with low (< 0.05% wt.) sulfur fuel. In some engine tests, this new fuel improved some lubricant performance characteristics and degraded others. An engine oil specification for low sulfur fuel brings new challenges to developing future specifications for diesel engine oils. Both higher and lower lubricant additive treat rate products, high performance single grade oils, and formulations to meet world-wide specifications become viable. This paper discusses the results of a diesel engine oil technology that performs well with the new, low sulfur fuel in both engine tests and in the field.

Hayden, T.E. [Texaco Fuels and Lubricants Research Dept., Beacon, NY (United States)

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Ethanol on Blending Stability and Diesel Engine Emissions  

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Effect of Ethanol on Blending Stability and Diesel Engine Emissions ... Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research2013 52 (44), 15504-15508 ... This article describes the effects of hydroxylated biodiesel (castor oil methyl ester – COME) on the properties, combustion, and emissions of butanol–diesel blends used within compression ignition engines. ...

Magín Lapuerta; Octavio Armas; Reyes García-Contreras

2009-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance and emissions of a dual fuel operated diesel engine  

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Vegetable oil and its esters (biodiesel) are the renewable alternative fuels that can be used as a substitute for diesel in the diesel engines. The vegetable oil fuelled diesel engine results in lower efficiency and higher smoke emission. Hence in this work, an attempt has been made to use inedible and under utilised mahua oil (MO) as a substitute for diesel by fumigating liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) along with the air. A single cylinder diesel engine was modified to work in dual fuel mode by suitable retrofitting. The MO was injected into the cylinder using a fuel pump and LPG was fumigated along with the air. In MO + LPG dual fuel mode, 9% increase in brake thermal efficiency and 35% reduction in smoke emission of the engine were observed as compared to the sole fuel mode with MO. Also, the engine performance characteristics in MO + LPG dual fuel mode are close to sole fuel mode with diesel. From this work, it is concluded that LPG can be fumigated along with the air to increase the performance of MO fuelled agricultural diesel engine.

N. Kapilan; R.P. Reddy

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical simulation of turbulent jet primary breakup in Diesel engines  

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Numerical simulation of turbulent jet primary breakup in Diesel engines Peng Zeng1 Marcus Herrmann and Aerospace Engineering Arizona State University "Micro-Macro Modelling and Simulation of Liquid-Vapour Flows" IRMA Strasbourg, 23.Jan.2008 #12;Introduction DNS of Primary Breakup in Diesel Injection Phase

Helluy, Philippe

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Statistics on cylinder wear in marine diesel engines  

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A description of the United Steamship Company's efforts to elucidate statistically the problems in connection with cylinder wear in marine diesel engines, by the use of punched cards and electronic digital computers. Further, some hypotheses concerning the causes of cylinder wear and the way to overcome it are given.

H.D. Lees

1959-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Complex Diesel Engine Simulation with Focus on Transient Operation  

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The engine bearings model takes into consideration the significant load variation during each engine cycle and, in general, the lubrication is hydrodynamic. ... Modern diesel engines are using common rail injection systems with electronically controlled injectors capable of very high injection pressure and multiple injection events per cycle. ...

Dinu Taraza; Naeim A. Henein; Radu Ceausu; Walter Bryzik

2008-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Increasing efficiency, reducing emissions with hydrous ethanol in diesel engines  

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Increasing efficiency, reducing emissions with hydrous ethanol in diesel engines Ethanol continuedOber 2013 Catalystcts.umn.edu Nearly all corn-based ethanol produced in the United States is anhydrous processes required to remove the water from ethanol consume a great deal of energy. Researchers from

Minnesota, University of

127

Fuel Cell Buses | Department of Energy  

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Fuel Cell Buses Fuel Cell Buses Download presentation slides from the DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Office webinar "Fuel Cell Buses" held on September 12, 2013. Fuel Cell Buses...

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The Running and Maintenance of the Marine Diesel Engine  

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... properties of oil fuels, combustion,the modes of working of four-cycle and two-cycle engines, and the ... , and the general arrangement of the marine ...

1920-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen assisted combustion of ethanol in Diesel enginesHydrogen assisted combustion of ethanol in Diesel engines Anil Singh Bika, Luke Franklin, Prof. David B. Kittelson  

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Hydrogen assisted combustion of ethanol in Diesel enginesHydrogen assisted combustion of ethanol a means of using nearly pure ethanol as a diesel engine fuel by using hydrogen rich gases to facilitate of combustion (SOC) · A good diesel fuel has a low ignition delay period and hence a high CN · Ethanol has

Minnesota, University of

130

Combined Numerical-experimental Study of Dual Fuel Diesel Engine  

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Abstract In the present paper the authors discuss the effect of different fuel ratios on the performance and emission levels of a common rail diesel engine supplied with natural gas and diesel oil. Dual fuel operation is characterized by a diesel pilot injection to start combustion in an intake port premixed NG/air mixture. The combined numerical – experimental study of the dual fuel diesel engine that is carried out in this paper aims at the evaluation of the CFD potential to predict the main features of this particular engine operation. The experimental investigations represent a tool for validating such a potential and for highlighting, at the same time, the major problems that arise from the actual engine operation with different NG / diesel oil fuel ratios.

Carmelina Abagnale; Maria Cristina Cameretti; Luigi De Simio; Michele Gambino; Sabatino Iannaccone; Raffaele Tuccillo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Oxygenated fuels for clean heavy-duty diesel engines  

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For diesel engines, changing the fuel composition is an alternative route towards achieving lower emission levels. The potential of oxygenated fuels to significantly reduce particulate matter emissions has already been demonstrated earlier. In this study, this research has been extrapolated towards lower emission levels. Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) was applied to a modern EURO-3-type HD diesel engine. Tests were done at different engine working points, with EGR-levels and start of fuel delivery timings set to give NOx emissions between 3.5 and 2.0 g/kWh with regular diesel fuel. Fourteen blends of a low-sulphur diesel fuel respectively of a gas-to-liquid synthetic diesel fuel with different oxygenates were tested. The corresponding fuel matrix covers a range of fuel oxygen mass fractions up to 15%. Results are presented and the impact of fuel oxygen mass fraction and Cetane Number are analysed and compared with results from previous research.

P.J.M. Frijters; R.S.G. Baert

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

2 - Durability and reliability in diesel engine system design  

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Abstract: Consideration of durability and reliability is necessary at the earliest stage of system design. This chapter presents the theory and analysis methods of durability and reliability in diesel engine system design. It begins by describing engine durability issues, followed by an elaboration on the relationship between performance and durability through the discussions on system-level loading and durability design constraints. It then provides a systematic introduction on the fundamentals of thermo-mechanical failures and the applications on diesel engine cylinder head, exhaust manifold, valvetrain, piston, turbocharger and aftertreatment devices, followed by discussions on cylinder liner cavitation, engine wear, and EGR cooler durability. An integrated analysis approach on system durability–reliability is finally summarized.

Qianfan Xin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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10 - Friction and lubrication in diesel engine system design  

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Abstract: This chapter addresses engine friction and lubrication dynamics modeling in diesel engine system design. It starts by introducing important fundamental principles of engine tribology and builds up a three-level system modeling approach of engine friction. The chapter summarizes the friction characteristics and friction-reduction design measures for both the overall engine system and individual subsystems such as the piston assembly, the piston rings, the bearings, and the valvetrain.

Qianfan Xin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Effect of EGR contamination of diesel engine oil on wear.  

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Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) is one of the effective means to reduce the NO{sub X} emission from diesel engines. Returning exhaust product to the diesel engine combustion chamber accelerated the degradation of the lubricant engine oil, primarily by increasing the total acid number (TAN) as well as the soot content and, consequently, the viscosity. These oil degradation mechanisms were observed in engine oil exposed to EGR during a standard Cummins M-l 1 diesel engine test. Four-ball wear tests with M-50 balls showed that, although the used oils slightly decrease the friction coefficients, they increased the ball wear by two orders of magnitude when compared to tests with clean oil. Wear occurred primarily by an abrasive mechanism, but in oil with the highest soot loading of 12%, scuffing and soot particle embedment were also observed. Laboratory wear tests showed a linear correlation with the TAN, while the crosshead wear during the engine test was proportional to the soot content.

Ajayi, O. O.; Erdemir, A.; Fenske, G. R.; Aldajah, S.; Goldblatt, I. L.; Energy Systems; United Arab Emirates Univ.; BP-Global Lubricants Technology

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Pollution duality in turbocharged heavy duty diesel engine  

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Diesel engine designers are faced with increasingly stringent social demands to reduce emissions while maintaining high performance. Several strategies are considered, such as the advanced fuel system, the cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), the particulate filter, the NOx after-treatment, the oxidation catalyst, the advanced control techniques and the alternative combustion. These strategies have been tuned to achieve the lowest engine exhaust gas emissions. The major problem of diesel engine pollution is the NOx and soot formation. Their antagonistic evolution according to the air/fuel ratio is well-known, and requires a good compromise. In this article, a numerical investigation was carried out using the KIVA-3v code. The aim deals with the influence of some engine parameters on the performances and the pollutant (NOx-soot) formation of a turbocharged heavy duty direct injection diesel engine. The numerical simulations were achieved to capture independently the effects of engine operating parameters such as the fuel injection timing, the fuel injection duration, the piston bowl diameter and the EGR rate. The obtained results are discussed and some conclusions are developed.

M. Bencherif; A. Liazid; M. Tazerout

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel injector techniques for coal-fueled diesel engines  

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This report, entitled Novel Injector Techniques for Coal-Fueled Diesel Engines,'' describes the progress and findings of a research program aimed at development of a dry coal powder fuel injector in conjunction with the Thermal Ignition Combustion System (TICS) concept to achieve autoignition of dry powdered coal in a single-cylinder high speed diesel engine. The basic program consisted of concept selection, analysis and design, bench testing and single cylinder engine testing. The coal injector concept which was selected was a one moving part dry-coal-powder injector utilizing air blast injection. Adiabatics has had previous experience running high speed diesel engines on both direct injected directed coal-water-slurry (CWS) fuel and also with dry coal powder aspirated into the intake air. The Thermal Ignition Combustion System successfully ignited these fuels at all speeds and loads without requiring auxiliary ignition energy such as pilot diesel fuel, heated intake air or glow or spark plugs. Based upon this prior experience, it was shown that the highest efficiency and fastest combustion was with the dry coal, but that the use of aspiration of coal resulted in excessive coal migration into the engine lubrication system. Based upon a desire of DOE to utilize a more modern test engine, the previous naturally-aspirated Caterpillar model 1Y73 single cylinder engine was replaced with a turbocharged (by use of shop air compressor and back pressure control valve) single cylinder version of the Cummins model 855 engine.

Badgley, P.R.

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) on Diesel Engine Oil- Impact on Wear  

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Results of completed study on the effect of four exhaust gas recirculation levels on diesel engine oil during standard test with an API Cummins M-11 engine.

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ATP-LD; Cummins Next Generation Tier 2 Bin 2 Diesel Engine |...  

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More Documents & Publications Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: ATP-LD; Cummins Next Generation Tier 2 Bin 2 Diesel Engine ATP-LD; Cummins Next Generation...

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Cummins' Next Generation Tier 2, Bin 2 Light Truck Diesel Engine...  

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Technology Light Duty Diesel Aftertreatment System Passive Catalytic Approach to Low Temperature NOx Emission Abatement ATP-LD; Cummins Next Generation Tier 2 Bin 2 Diesel Engine...

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Reaction of Exhaust Gas in the Exhaust Gas Tube of Marine Diesel Engines  

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Reaction of Exhaust Gas in the Exhaust Gas Tube of Marine Diesel Engines }S"G"WjAS"O·u·� "¡"c ·_Zk

Ishii, Hitoshi

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Characterization of four potential laser-induced fluorescence tracers for diesel engine applications  

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Four potential laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) tracers, 1-phenyloctane, 1-phenyldecane, 1-methylnaphthalene, and 2-methylnaphthalene, are characterized for diesel engine applications....

Trost, Johannes; Zigan, Lars; Leipertz, Alfred; Sahoo, Dipankar; Miles, Paul C

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of combustion performance and emission of Jatropha biodiesel in a turbocharged LHR diesel engine;.  

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??Bio-diesel derived from the vegetable oils are identified as an excellent alternate fuel for petroleum based diesel fuel used in diesel engines. However, the performance… (more)

Rajendra Prasath B

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of bio-diesel fuel blends on the performance and emissions of diesel engine.  

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??This study presents an experimental investigation into the effects of running biodiesel fuel blends on conventional diesel engines. Bio fuels provide a way to produce… (more)

Bastiani, Sergio.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

ATP-LD; Cummins Next Generation Tier 2 Bin 2 Diesel Engine  

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Diesel Engine Overview Timeline Start: 1012010 End: 9312014 Complete: 60% Barriers GHG Requirements of 28 MPG CAFE in ton pickup truck Low emission - Tier2 Bin2 Cost...

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ATP-LD; Cummins Next Generation Tier 2 Bin 2 Diesel Engine  

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Diesel Engine Overview Timeline Start: 1012010 End: 9312014 Complete: 80% Barriers GHG Requirements of 28 MPG CAFE in ton pickup truck Low emission - Tier2 Bin2 Cost...

146

ATP-LD; Cummins Next Generation Tier 2 Bin 2 Diesel Engine  

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Diesel Engine Overview Timeline Start: 1012010 End: 9312014 Complete: 30% Barriers GHG Requirements of 28 MPG CAFE in ton pickup truck Low emission - Tier2 Bin2 Cost...

147

Identification and Digital Control of a Turbo-charged Marine Diesel Engine  

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This paper describes the identification of the dynamic response of a turbocharged marine diesel engine using parameter estimation techniques. The implementation of...

J. D. Forrest

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Failure Analysis of Cap Screws in a Diesel Engine Front Gear Train  

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Two failures of the front gear train cap screws of a diesel engine in a marine vessel are investigated. Fractured cap screws were...

E. W. Jones; R. S. Florea; D. K. Francis

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Heat waste recovery system from exhaust gas of diesel engine to a reciprocal steam engine.  

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??This research project was about the combined organic Rankine cycle which extracted energy from the exhaust gas of a diesel engine. There was a study… (more)

Duong, Tai Anh

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Heat transfer in a thermoelectric generator for diesel engines  

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This paper discusses the design and test results obtained for a 1kW thermoelectric generator used to convert the waste thermal energy in the exhaust of a Diesel engine directly to electric energy. The paper focuses on the heat transfer within the generator and shows what had to be done to overcome the heat transfer problems encountered in the initial generator testing to achieve the output goal of 1kW electrical. The 1kW generator uses Bismuth-Telluride thermoelectric modules for the energy conversion process. These modules are also being evaluated for other waste heat applications. Some of these applications are briefly addressed.

Bass, J.C. [Hi-Z Technology, Inc., San Diego, CA (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

151

Instantaneous crankshaft torsional deformation during turbocharged diesel engine operation  

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An experimentally validated diesel engine code is used to study the crankshaft torsional deformations originating in the difference between instantaneous engine and load torques. The analysis aims in studying the phenomena under critical conditions, namely operation when one cylinder malfunctions ('open valves' or motoring situation) as well as during transient conditions. A detailed crankshaft torsional model is formulated; this takes into account cylinder gas, inertia, friction, load and stiffness and damping torques. Details are provided concerning the underlying mechanism of the crankshaft torsional deformations, which can assume significant values depending on the specific configuration, being important for safe engine operation.

E.G. Giakoumis; I.A. Dodoulas; C.D. Rakopoulos

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Prediction of marine diesel engine performance under fault conditions  

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The diesel engine, due to its superior efficiency when compared to other thermal engines, is widely used for propulsion of marine vessels. Since in such applications the power concentration is critical, most marine diesel engines are of the turbocharged type. Turbocharging has a serious effect on engine performance due to the interaction between the turbocharger and the engine. This interaction makes the detection of engine faults extremely difficult since a specific fault affects the turbocharger and through it the engine. For this reason various methods have been proposed for the detection of engine faults. The present author has in the past presented a method for marine diesel diagnosis by processing measured engine data using a simulation model. In the present work a completely different approach is followed; an attempt is made to use a simulation model to predict marine diesel engine performance under various fault conditions. The method is applied to a newly built vessel powered by a slow speed two stroke marine diesel engine. Using the engine shop trial data obtained under propeller law the simulation model constants are determined, using an automatic method that has been developed. The comparison of results obtained with the data from the official shop trials confirms the accuracy of the model and its ability to predict almost all operating parameters of the engine. The model is then used to produce results by simulating various engine faults or faults of its subsystems. From this analysis their impact on various measurable engine parameters is determined. It is interesting to see that in the case of turbocharged engines some faults have a different effect when compared to naturally aspirated ones. Also, it is revealed that without the use of modeling in many cases it is relatively difficult to determine the actual cause for an engine malfunction, since the observed effects on engine performance are similar. The proposed method is promising and assists the engineer to understand the actual effect of various faults on engine performance. Also it can be used as a training tool since it is easy to simulate various engine faults, a procedure which is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to perform on the field.

Dimitrios T Hountalas

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

The Thermal Fatigue Life Prediction of Diesel Engine Heating Components by the Strain-Range Partitioning Method  

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In this paper, first the loading condition of thermal load of marine diesel engine is analyzed, and then the stress-strain ... carried on the thermal fatigue life prediction of diesel engine heating components by...

Senior Engineer Gu Zetong; Hu Gan…

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Modeling Pollutant Emissions of Diesel Engine based on Kriging Models: a  

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Modeling Pollutant Emissions of Diesel Engine based on Kriging Models: a Comparison between problems, modelling errors, Automotive emissions, Diesel engines 1. INTRODUCTION The automotive industry.denis-vidal@math.univ-lille1.fr, ghislaine.joly-blanchard@utc.fr) Abstract: In order to optimize the performance of a diesel

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

155

Model Based Torque Control and Estimation for Common Rail Diesel Engine  

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A rapid control prototyping based on torque control algorithm using V-cycle mode for common rail diesel engine was developed, and a torque prediction model was present which including a feed-forward mean value engine model and a feedback correction of ... Keywords: common rail diesel engine, control strategies, torque control, torque estimation

Wang Hongrong; Wang Yongfu; Liu Zhi

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Injection timing and cone angle behavior on a heavy duty diesel engine  

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In this paper the three dimensional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis have been used to improve understanding of the formation of soot and NO during combustion in a heavy duty diesel engine. Six injection strategies were used as follows: start ... Keywords: NO, diesel engine, heavy duty, injection cone angle, injection timing, soot

M. Gorji-Bandpy; D. D. Ganji; S. Soleimani

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Tallow Biodiesel: Properties Evaluation and Consumption Tests in a Diesel Engine  

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Tallow Biodiesel: Properties Evaluation and Consumption Tests in a Diesel Engine ... Then, the mixture of alkyl esters of fatty acids from vegetable oils or animal fats is named biodiesel and used in diesel engines, pure or blended with mineral diesel. ... Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (1998), 37 (9), 3768-3771 CODEN: IECRED; ISSN:0888-5885. ...

Maria Silvana Aranda Moraes; Laiza Canielas Krause; Michele Espinosa da Cunha; Candice Shimitt Faccini; Eliana Weber de Menezes; Renato Cataluña Veses; Maria Regina Alves Rodrigues; Elina Bastos Caramão

2008-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

158

Dual Fuel Diesel Engine Operation Using H2. Effect on Particulate Emissions  

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Dual Fuel Diesel Engine Operation Using H2. ... School of Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom, Universidad de Castilla?La Mancha, Edificio Politecnico, Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales, Avda. ... In diesel engines, the reduction of particulate emissions must be achieved in conjunction with the reduction of NOx emissions. ...

A. Tsolakis; J. J. Hernandez; A. Megaritis; M. Crampton

2005-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Department of Mechanical Engineering Fall 2011 Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Friction Reduction  

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PENNSTATE Department of Mechanical Engineering Fall 2011 Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Friction the friction losses of a heavy duty diesel engine. In addition, a tear down procedure needed to be created in order to guide the engine disassembly and testing. The overall goal was to improve fuel economy

Demirel, Melik C.

160

Independent components in acoustic emission energy signals from large diesel engines  

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Independent components in acoustic emission energy signals from large diesel engines Niels Henrik-Sørensen et al. [5], to acoustic emission (AE) energy signals obtained from a large diesel engine acquired from the two stroke MAN B&W test bed engine in Copenhagen. The signals were sampled at 20 KHz

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Numerical Modeling and Experimental Study of Combustion and Soot Formation in a Direct Injection Diesel Engine  

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Numerical Modeling and Experimental Study of Combustion and Soot Formation in a Direct Injection Diesel Engine ... The major problems associated with diesel engines are the high levels of nitrogen oxides (NOX) and particulate emissions. ... (11)?Flagan, R. C.; Seinfeld, J. H. Fundamentals of Air Pollution Engineering; Prentice Hall Inc.:? New York, 1988. ...

T. L. Chan; X. B. Cheng

2007-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

162

Application of artificial intelligence methods for the diagnosis of marine diesel engines  

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The paper presents a diagnostic system for marine diesel engine based on an expert system model. The research relevant to knowledge acquisition for this system was done, knowledge base was built and general structures of the expert system was proposed. ... Keywords: expert system, marine diesel engines, technical diagnostic

Adam Charchalis; Rafa? Pawletko

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

The Research of the Intelligent Fault Diagnosis System Optimized by GA for Marine Diesel Engine  

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The marine diesel engine is a complex system, which has the important function to guarantee the marine security. There is strong coupling relationship among the mapping process of fault diagnosis. An approach of intelligent fault diagnosis based on fuzzy ... Keywords: Fuzzy neural network, Genetic algorithm, Fault diagnosis, Marine diesel engine

Peng Li; Qi Jin; Haixia Gong

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Investigation of Cluster-Nozzle Concepts for Direct Injection Diesel Engines  

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Investigation of Cluster-Nozzle Concepts for Direct Injection Diesel Engines Von der Fakultät für Investigation of Cluster-Nozzle Concepts for Direct Injection Diesel Engines WICHTIG: D 82 überprüfen !!! #12" in Zusammenarbeit mit General Motors R&D and Strategic Planning, Warren, MI, USA durchgeführt. Ein Teil der Arbeit

Peters, Norbert

165

Towards Real-Time and Memory Efficient Predictions of Valve States in Diesel Engines  

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Towards Real-Time and Memory Efficient Predictions of Valve States in Diesel Engines Philippe Komma phase complexity while retaining good generalization performance. I. INTRODUCTION In automotive engines T¨ubingen, Germany {philippe.komma, andreas.zell}@uni-tuebingen.de system for a diesel engine

Zell, Andreas

166

Development of a Stand-Alone Urea-SCR System for NOx Reduction in Marine Diesel Engines  

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Stand-alone urea SCR system was developed for marine diesel engines and showed a 50-percent reduction in NOx.

167

Methanol fumigation of a light duty automotive diesel engine  

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An Oldsmobile 5.7 l V-8 diesel engine was fumigated with methanol in amounts up to 40% of the fuel energy. The primary objectives of this study were to determine the effect of methanol fumigation on fuel efficiency, smoke, nitric oxide emission, and the occurrence of severe knock. An assessment of the biological activity for samples of the raw exhaust particulate and its soluable organic extract was also made using both the Ames Salmonella typhimurium test and the Bacillus subtilis Comptest. Results are presented for a test matrix consisting of twelve steady state operating conditions chosen to reflect over-the-road operation of a diesel engine powered automobile. Generally methanol fumigation was found to decrease NO emission for all conditions, to have a slight effect on smoke opacity, and to have a beneficial effect on fuel efficiency at higher loads. Also at higher loads the methanol was found to induce what was defined as knock limited operation. While the biological activity of the raw particulate was generally found to be lower than that of the soluble organic fraction, the fumigation of methanol appears to enhance this activity in both cases.

Houser, K.R.; Lestz, S.S.; Dukovich, M.; Yasbin, R.E.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

IMPACT OF OXYGENATED FUEL ON DIESEL ENGINE PERFORMANCE AND EMISSIONS  

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As evidenced by recent lawsuits brought against operators of large diesel truck fleets [1] and by the Consent Decree brought against the heavy-duty diesel manufacturers [2], the environmental and health effects of diesel engine emissions continue to be a significant concern. Reduction of diesel engine emissions has traditionally been achieved through a combination of fuel system, combustion chamber, and engine control modifications [3]. Catalytic aftertreatment has become common on modern diesel vehicles, with the predominant device being the diesel oxidation catalytic converter [3]. To enable advanced after-treatment devices and to directly reduce emissions, significant recent interest has focused on reformulation of diesel fuel, particularly the reduction of sulfur content. The EPA has man-dated that diesel fuel will have only 15 ppm sulfur content by 2007, with current diesel specifications requiring around 300 ppm [4]. Reduction of sulfur will permit sulfur-sensitive aftertreatment devices, continuously regenerating particulate traps, NOx control catalysts, and plasma assisted catalysts to be implemented on diesel vehicles [4]. Another method of reformulating diesel fuel to reduce emissions is to incorporate oxygen in the fuel, as was done in the reformulation of gasoline. The use of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) in reformulated gasoline has resulted in contamination of water resources across the country [5]. Nonetheless, by relying on the lessons learned from MTBE, oxygenation of diesel fuel may be accomplished without compromising water quality. Oxygenation of diesel fuel offers the possibility of reducing particulate matter emissions significantly, even for the current fleet of diesel vehicles. The mechanism by which oxygen content leads to particulate matter reductions is still under debate, but recent evidence shows clearly that ''smokeless'' engine operation is possible when the oxygen content of diesel fuel reaches roughly 38% by weight [6]. The potential improvements in energy efficiency within the transportation section, particularly in sport utility vehicles and light-duty trucks, that can be provided by deployment of diesel engines in passenger cars and trucks is a strong incentive to develop cleaner burning diesel engines and cleaner burning fuels for diesel engines. Thus, serious consideration of oxygenated diesel fuels is of significant practical interest and value to society. In the present work, a diesel fuel reformulating agent, CETANERTM, has been examined in a popular light-medium duty turbodiesel engine over a range of blending ratios. This additive is a mixture of glycol ethers and can be produced from dimethyl ether, which itself can be manufactured from synthesis gas using Air Products' Liquid Phase Dimethyl Ether (LPDME TM) technology. CETANERTM is a liquid, has an oxygen content of 36 wt.%, has a cetane number over 100 and is highly miscible in diesel fuel. This combination of physical and chemical properties makes CETANERTM an attractive agent for oxygenating diesel fuel. The present study considered CETANERTM ratios from 0 to 40 wt.% in a California Air Resources Board (CARB) specification diesel fuel. Particulate matter emissions, gaseous emissions and in-cylinder pressure traces were monitored over the AVL 8-Mode engine test protocol [7]. This paper presents the results from these measurements and discusses the implications of using high cetane number oxygenates in diesel fuel reformulation.

Boehman, Andre L.

2000-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Neural Modelling and Control of a Diesel Engine with Pollution Constraints Mustapha Ouladsine*, Grard Bloch**, Xavier Dovifaaz**  

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1 Neural Modelling and Control of a Diesel Engine with Pollution Constraints Mustapha Ouladsine a neural approach for modelling and control of a turbocharged Diesel engine. A neural model, whose techniques are applied to model and control a turbocharged Diesel engine. The objective is to build a model

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Soot formation modelling of n-heptane sprays under diesel engine conditions using the Conditional Moment Closure  

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1 Soot formation modelling of n-heptane sprays under diesel engine conditions using the Conditional-volume vessel under diesel engine conditions under different ambient densities (14.8 and 30 kg/m3 ) and ambient that the conditional moment closure approach is a promising framework for soot modelling under Diesel engine conditions

Daraio, Chiara

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Measurements of the soot emissions and engine operat-ing parameters from a diesel engine during transient op-  

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ABSTRACT Measurements of the soot emissions and engine operat- ing parameters from a diesel engine and are the subject of future research. INTRODUCTION Soot emissions from diesel engines are well known to have gov- erning the emission of particles from diesel engines are becoming ever more stringent. The soot

Daraio, Chiara

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Comparison Study of SPEA2+, SPEA2, and NSGA-II in Diesel Engine Emissions and Fuel Economy Problem  

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Comparison Study of SPEA2+, SPEA2, and NSGA-II in Diesel Engine Emissions and Fuel Economy Problem@mail.doshisha.ac.jp Abstract- Recently, the technology that can control NOx and Soot values of diesel engines by changing between fuel economy and NOx values. Therefore, the diesel engines that can change their characteristics

Coello, Carlos A. Coello

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Fumigation of a diesel engine with low Btu gas  

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A 0.5 liter single-cylinder, indirect-injection diesel engine has been fumigated with producer gas. Measurements of power, efficiency, cylinder pressure, and emissions were made. At each operating condition, engine load was held constant, and the gas-to-diesel fuel ratio was increased until abnormal combustion was encountered. This determined the maximum fraction of the input energy supplied by the gas, E/sub MAX/, which was found to be dependent upon injection timing and load. At light loads, E/sub MAX/ was limited by severe efficiency loss and missfire, while at heavy loads it was limited by knock or preignition. Fumigation generally increased ignition delay and heat release rates, but peak pressures were not strongly influenced. Efficiency was slightly decreased by fumigation as were NO/sub X/ and particle emissions while CO emissions were increased.

Ahmadi, M.; Kittelson, D.B.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Dual fueling of a Caterpillar 3406 diesel engine  

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A Caterpillar 3406 turbocharged diesel engine was converted to operate in a dual-fuel mode and was evaluated for performance and emission characteristics for both diesel and natural gas operation. Full load power was achieved with dual fueling without knock. Similar fuel efficiencies were obtained with dual fueling a high loads, but efficiencies were lower for low loads. Bosch smoke numbers were reduced by over 50% with dual fueling for all cases investigated. NO{sub x} emissions were found to be lower at low loads and at high speeds under high load. CO emissions were significantly increased for dual fueling while CO{sub 2} concentrations in the exhaust were reduced for dual fueling.

Bell, S.R.; Midkiff, K.C.; Doughty, G.; Brett, C.E. [Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL (United States)

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Natural gas fueling of a Catepillar 3406 diesel engine  

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This paper reports on a Caterpillar 3406 turbocharged diesel engine which was converted to operate in a natural gas with diesel pilot ignition mode and was evaluated for performance and emission characteristics for both diesel and natural gas operation. Full-load power was achieved with natural gas fueling without knock. Similar fuel efficiencies were obtained with natural gas fueling at high loads, but efficiencies were lower for low loads. Bosch smoke numbers were reduced by over 50 percent with natural gas fueling for all cases investigated. NO[sub x] emissions were found to be lower at low loads and at high speeds under high load. CO emissions were significantly increased for natural gas fueling while CO[sub 2] concentrations in the exhaust were reduced for natural gas fueling.

Doughty, G.E.; Bell, S.R.; Midkiff, K.C. (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL (United States))

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Controlling the turbocharger whistling noise in diesel engines  

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Turbochargers are now commonly used in passenger cars especially in application with diesel engines because of their numerous advantages. The use of this machine greatly improves engine performance, while at the same time allowing pollutant emissions to be reduced. However, one of the important issues to take into account when a turbocharger is used in passenger cars is the whistling noise due to unbalanced forces that can be perceived by the driver, which causes discomfort. The manufacturer's efforts to reduce the whistling noise are centred on reducing the unbalanced forces by a correct balance of rotating parts. However, improving the balance means increasing the manufacturing cost as this process is very expensive. Selecting the maximum unbalance admissible is a key activity during the development of a new application. In this paper, a procedure to control the turbocharger whistling noise vs. unbalanced forces variation has been suggested in order to maintain the acoustic comfort of the vehicle.

J.A. Calvo; V. Diaz; J.L. San Roman

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Neural Modeling and Control of Diesel Engine with Pollution Constraints  

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The paper describes a neural approach for modelling and control of a turbocharged Diesel engine. A neural model, whose structure is mainly based on some physical equations describing the engine behaviour, is built for the rotation speed and the exhaust gas opacity. The model is composed of three interconnected neural submodels, each of them constituting a nonlinear multi-input single-output error model. The structural identi?cation and the parameter estimation from data gathered on a real engine are described. The neural direct model is then used to determine a neural controller of the engine, in a specialized training scheme minimising a multivariable criterion. Simulations show the effect of the pollution constraint weighting on a trajectory tracking of the engine speed. Neural networks, which are ?exible and parsimonious nonlinear black-box models, with universal approximation capabilities, can accurately describe or control complex nonlinear systems, with little a priori theoretical knowledge. The present...

Ouladsine, Mustapha; Dovifaaz, Xavier; 10.1007/s10846-005-3806-y

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Structural durability validation of bearing girders in marine Diesel engines  

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The aim is to present the state-of-the-art methodology for structural durability evaluation of marine Diesel engines bearing girders and to describe the responsibility of engine designers, manufacturers and system suppliers. A real example of several engines of the same type, where fatigue cracks arose in certain areas of their bearing girders, has been presented. The extensive investigation revealed the cause of the damage. The proper design was proved by properly implemented state-of-the-art design methods and by experimental verification of calculations in two ships. Quality and test specifications prescribed by the licensor have been found correct. It is concluded that the damage cause was the impermissible quality of worldwide manufacture and improper production repair welding during manufacture.

Vatroslav Grubiši?; Nenad Vuli?; Samuel Sönnichsen

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

A Waste Heat Recovery System for Light Duty Diesel Engines  

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In order to achieve proposed fuel economy requirements, engines must make better use of the available fuel energy. Regardless of how efficient the engine is, there will still be a significant fraction of the fuel energy that is rejected in the exhaust and coolant streams. One viable technology for recovering this waste heat is an Organic Rankine Cycle. This cycle heats a working fluid using these heat streams and expands the fluid through a turbine to produce shaft power. The present work was the development of such a system applied to a light duty diesel engine. This lab demonstration was designed to maximize the peak brake thermal efficiency of the engine, and the combined system achieved an efficiency of 44.4%. The design of the system is discussed, as are the experimental performance results. The system potential at typical operating conditions was evaluated to determine the practicality of installing such a system in a vehicle.

Briggs, Thomas E [ORNL; Wagner, Robert M [ORNL; Edwards, Kevin Dean [ORNL; Curran, Scott [ORNL; Nafziger, Eric J [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Failure analysis of a cracked diesel engine clutch spring plate  

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A diesel engine clutch spring plate used in a truck cracked when testing was being performed. The crack initiated from the middle of the thickness direction of the plate and propagated toward the front and the back of the plate. Fractographic studies indicate that brittle intergranular fracture was the dominant failure mechanism. Many parallel band structures were observed along the radial direction of the plate in the intergranular fracture region; a high density of secondary cracks and fine intergranular particles were found in this banded region. Metallurgical examinations indicated segregation of elongated MnS inclusions and the presence of granular vanadium carbides along the radial direction of the plate, at the location of the crack origin. Segregation of the elongated MnS inclusions leads to a reduction in toughness, and the combined segregation of inclusions and impurity elements at grain boundaries result in weakening of the boundaries. These conditions led to the intergranular brittle fracture of the clutch spring plate.

Zhiwei Yu; Xiaolei Xu

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Combustion characteristics of coal fuels in adiabatic diesel engines  

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An experimental investigation was conducted to determine the combustion characteristics of coal fuels in adiabatic diesel engines. For this purpose engine testing was carried out by the fumigation of fine coal powder to the intake of an insulated and uncooled single cylinder diesel engine. The engine tests conducted include three types of fuels - Diesel fuel No. 2 (DF-2), Dual fuel (DF-2 + Coal), and Coal fuel. Excellent combustion characteristics of coal fuels were obtained in the present work in an adiabatic engine operating at high temperatures. The ''thermal ignition'' concept uncovered in this investigation led to a hot ''ignition chamber'' which provided ignition of the coal fuel. The high temperature engine with the ''ignition chamber'' permitted engine operation on 100% coal fuel without any external ignition aids or compression ignition. With the addition of a glow plug, the coal fueled engine was successfully cold started. For the coal fueled engine tests, analysis of cylinder pressure data showed rapid heat release rates, shorter combustion duration and very fast burning of coal powder fuel. Preliminary results of the apparent indicated cycle efficiency calculated from the heat release data, indicate that 100% coal powder fueled engine has higher cycle efficiency than DF-2 fueled engine in an adiabatic configuration. The problems encountered during the engine tests include: variation in the engine speed and load due to non-uniform coal flow rate by the coal feed system, contamination of the lubricating oil with fine coal powder, and wear of conventional piston rings. However, these problems can be solved with an improved coal feed system and wear resistant ceramic materials for the piston rings. 33 refs.

Kamo, R.; Kakwani, R.M.; Woods, M.E.; Valdmanis, E.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Life-cycle Energy and Emissions Inventories for Motorcycles, Diesel Automobiles, School Buses, Electric Buses, Chicago Rail, and New York City Rail  

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Diesel Automobiles, School  Buses, Electric Buses, and Diesel Automobiles, School Buses, Electric Buses, and Diesel Automobiles, School Buses, Electric Buses, and 

Chester, Mikhail; Horvath, Arpad

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Charter Buses | Staff Services  

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Charter Buses for Tours and Special Events Charter Buses for Tours and Special Events Bus Request: Requests for tours and special events may be made by contacting the Transportation Office at 631-344-2535. Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be made by phone to 631-344-2535 only during BNL business hours. Reservation must be canceled ten (10) business days prior to avoid penalty. Cancel two (2) to nine (9) business days prior - $150.00 penalty. Cancel within 24 hours - full fee will be charged. Staff Services maintains a contract that includes drivers for the rental of coaches, school buses, and vans for on-site tours and the transportation of large numbers of employees and visitors off-site. Our contract bus service rates are shown below: Hampton Jitney - Coaches Equipment Rates 8 Hour Day 4 Hour

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Alternative fuel transit buses  

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory; this project was funded by DOE. One of NREL`s missions is to objectively evaluate the performance, emissions, and operating costs of alternative fuel vehicles so fleet managers can make informed decisions when purchasing them. Alternative fuels have made greater inroads into the transit bus market than into any other. Each year, the American Public Transit Association (APTA) surveys its members on their inventory and buying plans. The latest APTA data show that about 4% of the 50,000 transit buses in its survey run on an alternative fuel. Furthermore, 1 in 5 of the new transit buses that members have on order are alternative fuel buses. This program was designed to comprehensively and objectively evaluate the alternative fuels in use in the industry.

Motta, R.; Norton, P.; Kelly, K. [and others

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

A simultaneous parametric analysis of the in-cylinder processes for diesel engines  

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This paper describes the basic methodological principles and the results of development and practical application of simultaneous complex parametric analysis of the in-cylinder processes and thermal load on Cylinder Piston Units (CPU) in diesel engines. The application of this method to research and conceptualise engine design allows us to choose an optimal combination of the CPU parameters and diesel engine control. As a result, an admissible level of thermal stress in the CPU and low fuel consumption are achieved. The method was practically used for upgrading high-speed diesel engines of the trademarks CHN 16.5/18.5, BMD and D20.

S. Lebedevas; G. Lebedeva; A. Pikunas; B. Spruogis

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Fuzzy modelling and control of the air system of a diesel engine  

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This paper proposes a fuzzy modelling approach oriented to the design of a fuzzy controller for regulating the fresh airflow of a real diesel engine. This strategy has been suggested for enhancing the regulator design that could represent an alternative ...

S. Simani; M. Bonfè

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Development of the diesel engine series i-CTDi by Honda  

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Since the beginning of 2003, Honda is using its first own-developed diesel engine i-CTDi in the Accord. To respond to the strong market demand and the resolve of producing environmentally...

Kenichi Nagahiro; Tomoya Abe; Kenichi Okawara; Masakazu Yamazaki…

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Pilot study: PAH fingerprints of aircraft exhaust in comparison with diesel engine exhaust  

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...In the course of a preliminary investigation the PAH fingerprints from diesel engines were compared with those from aircraft ... do not vary significantly. However, in turbine exhaust gas p-quaterphenyl was fo...

J. Krahl; H. Seidel; H.-E. Jeberien…

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Integration of Diesel Engine Technology to Meet US EPA 2010 Emissions with Improved Thermal Efficiency  

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Presentation given at the 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency & Emissions Research Conference (DEER 2007). 13-16 August, 2007, Detroit, Michigan. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (OFCVT).

190

ATP-LD; Cummins Next Generation Tier 2 Bin 2 Diesel Engine |...  

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Merit Review and Peer Evaluation ace061ruth2011o.pdf More Documents & Publications ATP-LD; Cummins Next Generation Tier 2 Bin 2 Diesel Engine ATP-LD; Cummins Next Generation...

191

Correlations of Exhaust Emissions from a Diesel Engine with Diesel Fuel Properties  

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Department of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Iroon Polytechniou 9, Athens 157 80, Greece ... The amount of pollutants emitted from diesel engines is affected by both the engine and the fuel quality. ...

D. Karonis; E. Lois; S. Stournas; F. Zannikos

1998-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

192

Assessment of fuel efficiency of neem biodiesel (Azadirachta indica) in a single cylinder diesel engine  

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Increase of petroleum diesel usage and its environmental pollution necessitate the study of alternate fuel production. Vegetable oils are the viable alternate form of non-polluted, renewable fuel to diesel engines. In this work, the non-edible oil, neem (Azadirachta indica) was used to produce biodiesel by a two step transesterification process. The fuel properties of the biodiesel thus produced were determined by standard methods. It is further tested in a single cylinder diesel engine by mixing with petroleum diesel in various percentages. The brake thermal efficiency (BTE) and specific fuel consumption (SFC) of the engine running with biodiesel blends (10-50%) were compared with the petroleum diesel. The results have shown that the performance of the diesel engine was similar as that of normal diesel and thus the use of biodiesel in diesel engine is viable.

M. Mathiyazhagan; T. Elango; T. Senthilkumar; A. Ganapathi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Dynamic feedback linearization applied to asymptotic tracking: generalization about the turbocharged diesel engine outputs choice  

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In this paper we apply dynamic feedback linearization to the tracking problem for a turbocharged diesel engine (TDE) equipped with exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve and variable geometry turbocharger (VGT). The model used here is the third-order ...

Marcelin Dabo; Nicolas Langlois; Houcine Chafouk

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Bakerian Lecture. Some Problems in Connexion with the Development of a High Speed Diesel Engine  

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27 May 1948 research-article Bakerian Lecture. Some Problems in Connexion with the Development of a High Speed Diesel Engine H. R. Ricardo The Royal Society is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve, and extend access to Proceedings...

1948-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Improving the wear resistance of the cylinder assembly in compact marine diesel engines  

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The performance of bushes in the 4Ch8.5/11 diesel engine is optimized on the basis of mathematical experiment design. Their wear resistance may be improved by finishing on the basis of special roller burnishin...

N. K. Sanaev

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Effect of engine operating parameters and fuel characteristics on diesel engine emissions  

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To examine the effects of using synthetic Fischer-Tropsch (FT) diesel fuel in a modern compression ignition engine, experiments were conducted on a MY 2002 Cummins 5.9 L diesel engine outfitted with high pressure, common ...

Acar, Joseph, 1977-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Adaptive Injection Strategies (AIS) for Ultra-low Emissions Diesel Engines  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation given at the 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency & Emissions Research Conference (DEER 2007). 13-16 August, 2007, Detroit, Michigan. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (OFCVT).

198

Usage of Fuel Mixtures Containing Ethanol and Rapeseed Oil Methyl Esters in a Diesel Engine  

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However, its use in the diesel engine cycle is hampered by the poor motor-fueling characteristics of lower alcohols and, primarily, the limited solubility of ethanol in fossil diesel fuel and its low self-ignition characteristics. ... Coefficient ? = Gair/(GfL0) estimates air supply into a diesel engine cylinder (indicator process), taking into account the differences of stoichiometric ratio L0 of the tested fuels, caused by the increase of the E portion in the RME?E mixture (Gair is air consumption, and Gf is fuel consumption). ... Future research will concentrate on the analysis of fuel injection and heat release rate characteristics in a cylinder, while a diesel engine is running on biodiesel fuels RME?E, and also on the operational parameters of diesel engines when fossil diesel fuel is replaced with three-component fuels D?RME?E. ...

Sergejus Lebedevas; Galina Lebedeva; Violeta Makareviciene; Prutenis Janulis; Egle Sendzikiene

2008-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

199

The torsional vibrations of marine Diesel engines under fault operation of its cylinders  

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The torsional vibrations calculation of Diesel engines is usually performed for different speeds of revolutions but for uniform operation and behaviour of each cylinder. This condition is true only for new of ...

Dr.-Ing. Ioannis E. Margaronis

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Intelligent fault diagnosis method for marine diesel engines using instantaneous angular speed  

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The normal operation of marine diesel engines ensures the scheduled completion and efficiency of ... . It is therefore crucial to monitor the engine conditions in a reliable and timely manner ... previous work on...

Zhixiong Li; Xinping Yan; Chengqing Yuan…

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Application of Artificial Intelligence Methods for the Diagnosis of Marine Diesel Engines  

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The paper presents a diagnostic system for marine diesel engine based on an expert system model. The ... identified. The basic knowledge related to the diesel diagnostic was undertaken from experts and diagnostic...

Adam Charchalis; Rafa? Pawletko

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Engine state monitoring and fault diagnosis of large marine diesel engines  

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The reliable detection of engine malfunctions in order to predict and to ... of industry. For instance, occurring faults of marine diesel engines which are on the high seas for ... systems (CMS) should be able to...

D. Watzenig; M. S. Sommer; G. Steiner

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Research on Fault Diagnosis of Marine Diesel Engine Based on Integrated Similarity  

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In order to guarantee the normal operation of marine, an effective fault diagnosis model need to ... to determine the reason causing the fault of marine diesel engine. According to the problem of fault diagnosis ...

Yanyou Chai; Xiuyan Peng; Liufeng Xu; Jiuyu Shi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Research on H2 speed governor for diesel engine of marine power station  

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The frequency stability of a marine power system is determined by the dynamic characteristic of the diesel engine speed regulation system in a marine power station. In order to reduce the ... disturbances and imp...

Man-lei Huang

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Investigations of an air starting motor of marine medium-speed diesel engine with numerical analyses  

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The marine medium-speed diesel engines are started by two methods; one is ... though air starting motor is dependent of the engine types and sizes, it has been widely...

Yeon Won Lee; Yoon Hwan Choi; Deog Hee Doh

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Underwater Noise Radiation Due to Transmission through the Cooling Water System of a Marine Diesel Engine  

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Diesel engines fitted in modern surface ships are nowadays frequently subject to thorough treatment for the control of noise radiated underwater. That treatment increasingly extends beyond the primary measures...

M. Purshouse

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Exhaust gas recirculation trials with high-speed marine and rail diesel engines  

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On diesel engines in particular, series production in both passenger and commercial vehicle sectors has long incorporated systems which introduce cooled exhaust gas into the charge air in order to lower peak c...

Dirk Bergmann; Christian Philipp; Helmut Rall; Rolf Traub

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Creation and Testing of the ACES Heavy Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine...  

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Creation and Testing of the ACES Heavy Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine Test Schedule for Representative Measurement of Heavy-Duty Engine Emissions Creation and Testing of the ACES Heavy...

209

Estimation and Control of Diesel Engine Processes Utilizing Variable Intake Valve Actuation  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Air handling system model for multi-cylinder variable geometry turbocharged diesel engine with cooled EGR and flexible intake valve actuation developed to capture dynamic effects of gas exchange actuators

210

Cummins' Next Generation Tier 2, Bin 2 Light Truck Diesel Engine  

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Development of a new light truck, in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that will meet Tier 2, Bin 2 emissions and at least a 40% fuel economy benefit over the V-8 gasoline engine it could replace

211

A Detailed Multi-Zone Thermodynamic Simulation For Direct-Injection Diesel Engine Combustion  

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A detailed multi-zone thermodynamic simulation has been developed for the direct-injection (DI) diesel engine combustion process. For the purpose of predicting heterogeneous type combustion systems, the model explores the formation of pre...

Xue, Xingyu 1985-

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

212

Diesel Engine Advanced Multi-Mode Combustion Control and Generalized Nonlinear Transient Trajectory Shaping Control Methods.  

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?? This dissertation addresses the Diesel engine advanced combustion mode switching transient control and the generalized nonlinear non-equilibrium transient trajectory shaping (NETTS) control problem.Control-oriented models… (more)

Yan, Fengjun

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Design and Implementation of Silicon Nitride Valves for Heavy Duty Diesel Engines  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Poster presentation at the 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency & Emissions Research Conference (DEER 2007). 13-16 August, 2007, Detroit, Michigan. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (OFCVT).

214

Combustion of the alternative marine diesel fuel LCO in large diesel engines  

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Large diesel engines represent the heart of the ships, which transport worldwide about 80 % of the goods over the sea route these days. Regimentations of the IMO are planning drastic reductions of nitrogen oxi...

Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Struckmeier; Prof. Dr.-Ing. Koji Takasaki…

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Effect of Machining Procedures on the Strength of Ceramics for Advanced Diesel Engine Applications  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Poster presentation at the 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency & Emissions Research Conference (DEER 2007). 13-16 August, 2007, Detroit, Michigan. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (OFCVT).

216

Emissions from Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine with EGR using Oil Sands...  

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Canada Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Emissions from Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine with EGR using Oil Sands Derived Fuels W. Stuart Neill 9 th DEER Conference, Newport, Rhode Island August...

217

Emissions comparison between petroleum diesel and biodiesel in a medium-duty diesel engine  

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EMISSIONS COMPARISON BETWEEN PETROLEUM DIESEL AND BIODIESEL IN A MEDIUM-DUTY DIESEL ENGINE A Thesis by BRANDON T. TOMPKINS Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2008 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering EMISSIONS COMPARISON BETWEEN PETROLEUM DIESEL AND BIODIESEL IN A MEDIUM-DUTY DIESEL ENGINE A Thesis by BRANDON T...

Tompkins, Brandon T.

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

218

Reducing Emissions of a Diesel Engine Using Fumigation Ethanol and a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst  

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Reducing Emissions of a Diesel Engine Using Fumigation Ethanol and a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst ... † Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China ... In contrast to the conventional approach of using ethanol in spark-ignition engines, this study demonstrates the potential of ethanol utilization in diesel engines using dual-fuel combustion, where ethanol is injected into the intake manifold and diesel ... ...

K. S. Tsang; Z. H. Zhang; C. S. Cheung; T. L. Chan

2010-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

219

New Phenomenological Six-Zone Combustion Model for Direct-Injection Diesel Engines  

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New Phenomenological Six-Zone Combustion Model for Direct-Injection Diesel Engines ... Nevertheless, to comply with ever more stringent emission standards, particularly regarding NOx and particulate matter (PM) emissions, such as EURO 6 in Europe, diesel engine manufacturers have to find new in-cylinder combustion strategies and/or complex after-treatment devices to reduce their emissions. ... Heywood, J. B. Internal Combustion Engines Fundamentals; McGraw-Hill: New York, 1988. ...

Alain Maiboom; Xavier Tauzia; Samiur Rahman Shah; Jean-François Hétet

2009-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

220

Effect of Oxygenated Fuel on Combustion and Emissions in a Light-Duty Turbo Diesel Engine  

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The influence of fuel oxygen content on soot reduction in diesel engines is well-known. ... Fuel consumption was determined by weighing the fuel at the beginning and end of each test mode or each fuel blend through a Sartorius precision scale, with an accuracy of ±2 g. ... studies on effects of oxygenated fuels in conjunction with single and split fuel injections were conducted at high and low loads on a Caterpillar SCOTE DI diesel engine. ...

Juhun Song; Kraipat Cheenkachorn; Jinguo Wang; Joseph Perez; André L. Boehman; Philip John Young; Francis J. Waller

2002-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Operating temperature effects on nozzle coking in a cottonseed oil fueled diesel engine  

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OPERATING TEMPERATURE EFFECTS ON NOZZLE COKING IN A COTTONSEED OIL FUELED DIESEL ENGINE A Thesis CHARLES MICHAEL YARBROUGH Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree cf... MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1984 Major Subject: Agricultural Engineering OPERATING TEMPERATURE EFFECTS ON NOZZLE CORING IN A COTTONSEED OIL FUELED DIESEL ENGINE A Thesis by CHARLES MICHAEL YARBROUGH Approved as to style and content by: ayne A. Le...

Yarbrough, Charles Michael

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

222

Oxygen Reactivity of Devolatilized Diesel Engine Particulates from Conventional and Biodiesel Fuels  

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Oxygen Reactivity of Devolatilized Diesel Engine Particulates from Conventional and Biodiesel Fuels ... Abatement of diesel particulates has led to an overall decrease in the fuel efficiency of diesel engines, and overcoming these losses has been one of the more challenging problems in exhaust aftertreatment. ... (16-18) Establishing a general physical basis for modeling diesel particulate oxidation is especially challenging because of the large variations in microscopic structure that it can have. ...

Andrea Strzelec; Todd J. Toops; C. Stuart Daw

2013-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

223

Reaction Profiles during Exhaust-Assisted Reforming of Diesel Engine Fuels  

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Reaction Profiles during Exhaust-Assisted Reforming of Diesel Engine Fuels ... The reforming efficiency was dependent on the fuel type and followed the general trend of bioethanol > rapeseed methyl ester > low-sulfur diesel fuel. ... The use of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) in diesel engines reduces nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions but results in an increased release of smoke and particulate matter (PM), as well as higher fuel consumption. ...

A. Tsolakis; A. Megaritis; S. E. Golunski

2005-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Fumigation of alcohol in a light duty automotive diesel engine  

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A light-duty automotive diesel engine was fumigated with methanol and ethanol in amounts up to 35% and 50% of the total fuel energy respectively. The main purpose of this study was to determine the effect of alcohol (methanol and ethanol) fumigation on engine performance at various operating conditions. Engine fuel efficiency, emissions, smoke, and the occurrence of severe knock were the parameters used to evaluate performance. Raw exhaust particulate and its soluble organic extract were screened for biological activity using the Ames Salmonella typhimurium assay. Results are given for a test matrix made up of twelve steady-state operating conditions. For all conditions except the 1/4 rack (light load) condition, modest thermal efficiency gains were noted upon ethanol fumigation. Methanol showed the same increase at 3/4 and full rack (high load) conditions. However, engine roughness or the occurrence of severe knock limited the maximum amount of alcohol that could be fumigated. Brake specific NO/sub x/ concentrations were found to decrease for all ethanol conditions tested. Oxides of nitrogen emissions, on a volume basis, decreased for all alcohol conditions tested. Based on the limited particulate data analyzed, it appears as though ethanol fumigation, like methanol fumigation, while lowering the mass of particulate emitted, does enhance the biological activity of that particulate.

Broukhiyan, E.M.H.; Lestz, S.S.

1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diesel engine lubrication with poor quality residual fuel  

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The quality of marine residual fuel is declining. This is being caused by a gradual trend towards production of heavier crudes and increased residuum conversion processes in refineries to meet light product demand while holding down crude runs. Additionally, more stringent inland fuel sulfur regulations have caused the higher sulfur residues to be used for marine residual fuel blending. Engine manufacturers are making major efforts in design so that their engines can burn these fuels at high efficiency with minimum adverse effects. The oil industry is developing improved lubricants to reduce as much as possible the increased wear and deposit formation caused by these poor quality fuels. To guide the development of improved lubricants, knowledge is required about the impact of the main fuel characteristics on lubrication. This paper summarizes work conducted to assess the impact of fuel sulfur, Conradson carbon and asphaltenes on wear and deposit formation in engines representative of full scale crosshead diesel engines and medium speed trunk piston engines. Results obtained with improved lubricants in these engines are reviewed.

Van der Horst, G.W.; Hold, G.E.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Steam bottoming cycle for an adiabatic diesel engine  

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A study of steam bottoming cycles using adiabatic diesel engine exhaust heat projected substantial performance and economic benefits for long haul trucks. A parametric analysis of steam cycle and system component variables, system cost, size and performance was conducted. An 811 K/6.90 MPa state-of-the-art reciprocating expander steam system with a monotube boiler and radiator core condenser was selected for preliminary design. When applied to a NASA specified turbo-charged adiabatic diesel the bottoming system increased the diesel output by almost 18%. In a comparison of the costs of the diesel with bottoming system (TC/B) and a NASA specified turbocompound adiabatic diesel with after-cooling with the same total output, the annual fuel savings less the added maintenance cost was determined to cover the increased initial cost of the TC/B system in a payback period of 2.3 years. Also during this program steam bottoming system freeze protection strategies were developed, technological advances required for improved system reliability were considered and the cost and performance of advanced systems were evaluated.

Poulin, E.; Demler, R.; Krepchin, I.; Walker, D.

1984-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of biodiesel fuels on diesel engine emissions  

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The call for the use of biofuels which is being made by most governments following international energy policies is presently finding some resistance from car and components manufacturing companies, private users and local administrations. This opposition makes it more difficult to reach the targets of increased shares of use of biofuels in internal combustion engines. One of the reasons for this resistance is a certain lack of knowledge about the effect of biofuels on engine emissions. This paper collects and analyzes the body of work written mainly in scientific journals about diesel engine emissions when using biodiesel fuels as opposed to conventional diesel fuels. Since the basis for comparison is to maintain engine performance, the first section is dedicated to the effect of biodiesel fuel on engine power, fuel consumption and thermal efficiency. The highest consensus lies in an increase in fuel consumption in approximate proportion to the loss of heating value. In the subsequent sections, the engine emissions from biodiesel and diesel fuels are compared, paying special attention to the most concerning emissions: nitric oxides and particulate matter, the latter not only in mass and composition but also in size distributions. In this case the highest consensus was found in the sharp reduction in particulate emissions.

Magín Lapuerta; Octavio Armas; José Rodríguez-Fernández

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Diesel engine crankshaft journal bearings failures: Case study  

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Abstract Wear as a tribological process has major influence on the reliability and life of engine crankshaft bearings. The importance of field examinations of bearing failures due to wear is very well known. They point to the possible causes of wear and to the necessary treatment for its reduction or elimination. The paper presents the results obtained by examining 616 crankshaft bearings, damaged by different mechanisms. The bearings were installed in high-speed diesel engines, and were gathered for two years, during general repairs of the engines (overhaul), i.e. after 3000–5000 working hours. After the examination of the bearings, the fault tree analysis (FTA) was performed to determine the root causes for engine bearing failures. Each type of damage that was identified was illustrated with an appropriate high-resolution photograph. The investigations show that the basic and most conspicuous types of damage which cause bearing failures are abrasive, adhesive and surface fatigue wear. The paper also considers the effects of the place of installation and type of bearing material in respect to each type of wear.

Aleksandar Vencl; Aleksandar Rac

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Vibration diagnosis of main journal bearings for diesel engines  

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A comprehensive summary of the vibration diagnosis techniques used to detect the wear of the main journal bearings in a diesel engine is presented. The load of the main journal bearing, the minimum thickness of the oil film, the oil film pressure and the locus of the crankshaft centre have been calculated based on the measured thermal parameters. Simulated wear experiments for the main journal bearing have been carried out in laboratory conditions. The strain and vibration on the main journal pedestals in the vertical direction were measured under various working conditions. The strain signals on the main journal bearing pedestal are related to the oil film forces, damped by the lubricant oil. The excitation sources and the vibration characteristics of the main journal bearing pedestal system were analysed by measuring the vibration signals. The relationships between the feature parameters of the vibration signals and the wear conditions of the main journal bearing have been obtained. It is promising, therefore, to develop and apply the vibration diagnosis technique further to detect the wear conditions of the main journal bearings online.

Yonghua Yu; Jianguo Yang

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pilot-Scale Aftertreatment Using Nonthermal Plasma Reduction of Adsorbed NOx in Marine Diesel-Engine Exhaust Gas  

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Regulations governing marine diesel engine NOx emissions have recently become more stringent. As it is difficult to fulfill these requirements by combustion improvements alone, effective aftertreatment technologi...

Takuya Kuwahara; Keiichiro Yoshida…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of die forging process of thrust shaft for large marine diesel engine using floating die concept  

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Thrust shaft is one of the important components of the built-up type crankshaft for the large marine diesel engine. Conventionally, the thrust shaft has been...

Il-Keun Kwon; Hong-Seok Park

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental investigation on the characteristics of diesel oxygenated fuel blends in a di diesel engine using two spring split injection;.  

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??Diesel engines are efficient prime movers for heavy duty vehicles, so they have attracted many automobile and research institutions for their use as main prime… (more)

Kumaresan M

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A New Design Concept for 2-Stroke Aircraft Diesel Engines  

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Abstract High power density, low weight, compact dimensions, high efficiency as well as reliability are the key factors in designing and dimensioning piston engines for General Aviation and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) power plants. Despite of new available technologies, conventional solutions are still struggling to fulfill simultaneously all those requirements. The paper explores the application of a new design of 2-Stroke externally scavenged engines to aircraft. The new concept basically consists in the use of a patented rotary valve for controlling the flow through a set of inlet ports, enabling supercharging and the achievement of extremely high power densities compared to conventional solutions. The scavenging is realized by using an external pump, made up of a further cylinder, whose piston is connected to the same crankshaft. The piston pump allows the crankcase to be used as a conventional oil sump, and greatly improves the crankshaft balance. No poppet valves or camshafts need to be installed, since the flow is driven by piston-controlled ports and by two sets of reed valves. The engine can adopt two types of combustion system: Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) for SI operations, and Direct Injection Common Rail for Diesel cycle. The paper is focused on the last version, since it can run on standard aircraft fuel. The Diesel engine has three cylinders and three piston pumps, for a total displacement of 1.5 liter The engine is turbocharged and inter-cooled, in order to reach a power target, at sea level, of 150 kW@4000 rpm. Another fundamental target is the minimum power of 100 kW, at the altitude of 20,000 feet.The paper reviews the design of the engine and presents the numerical prediction of the key performance parameters.

Giuseppe Cantore; Enrico Mattarelli; Carlo Alberto Rinaldini

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of operating range in a methanol fumigated diesel engine  

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Abstract An experimental study was conducted to investigate the operating range and combustion characteristics in a methanol fumigated diesel engine. The test engine was a six-cylinder, turbocharged direct injection engine with methanol injected into the intake manifold of each cylinder. The experimental results showed that the viable diesel methanol dual fuel (DMDF) operating range in terms of load and methanol substitution percent (MSP) was achieved over a load range from 6% to 100%. The operating range was restricted by four bounds: partial burning, misfire, roar combustion and knock. The lower bound of the operating range was the partial burn bound, which occurred under very low load conditions with high MSP. As the load increased to medium load, MSP reached its maximum value of about 76%, and the onset of misfire provided the right bound for normal operation. At medium to high load, maximum MSP began to decrease. DMDF combustion with excessive MSP was extremely loud with high pressure rise rate, which defined the roar combustion bound. As it increased to nearly full load, measured pressure traces in-cylinder showed strong acoustic oscillations. The appearance of knock provided the upper bound of the operating range. In general, as the load increased, the characters of the combustion changed from partial burn to misfire to roar combustion and to knocking. The range between these four bounds and the neat diesel combustion bound constituted the viable operating range. Over the viable operating range, DMDF combustion worsened the brake thermal efficiency (BTE) at light load while boosted it at medium and high load.

Quangang Wang; Lijiang Wei; Wang Pan; Chunde Yao

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal-liquid fuel/diesel engine operating compatibility. Final report  

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This work is intended to assess the possibilities of using coal-derived liquids (CDL) represented by a specific type (SRC II) and shale-derived distillate fuel in blends of petroleum-derived fuels in medium-speed, high-output, heavy-duty diesel engines. Conclusions are as follows: (1) Blends of solvent refined coal and diesel fuel may be handled safely by experienced diesel engine mechanics. (2) A serious corrosion problem was found in the fuel pump parts when operating with solvent refined coal blended with petroleum. It is expected that a metallurgy change can overcome this problem. (3) Proper selection of materials for the fuel system is required to permit handling coal-derived liquid fuels. (4) A medium speed, high horsepower, 4-cycle diesel engine can be operated on blends of solvent refined coal and petroleum without serious consequences save the fuel system corrosion previously mentioned. This is based on a single, short durability test. (5) As represented by the product evaluated, 100% shale-derived distillate fuel may be used in a medium speed, high horsepower, 4-cycle diesel engine without significant consequences. (6) The shale product evaluated may be blended with petroleum distillate or petroleum residual materials and used as a fuel for medium speed, high horsepower, 4-cycle diesel engines. 7 references, 24 figures, 20 tables.

Hoffman, J.G.; Martin, F.W.

1983-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of grey modeling method to fitting and forecasting wear trend of marine diesel engines  

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Oil monitoring is an important and useful method for predicting wear failure, and has been used in diesel engines successfully. The diesel engine is the key power equipment in ships and it is a complicated tribological system with uncertainty and indetermination. Grey system theory is suitable for systems in which some information is clear and some is not, so it is feasible to study the wear process of diesel engines with this theory. The unequal interval revised grey model (UIRGM) (1,1) is presented in this paper, which is applicable to original series with unequal intervals and sharp variation. The model that is built is applied to fit and predict element concentration as determined by oil spectrometric analysis. It is proved that UIRGM (1,1) determines the exact turning point, and the fitting and prediction results are acceptable.

Hong Zhang; Zhuguo Li; Zhaoneng Chen

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of Biodiesel Addition to Fischer?Tropsch Fuel on Diesel Engine Performance and Exhaust Emissions  

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Zhu, R.; Wang, X.; Miao, H.; Huang, Z.; Gao, J.; Jiang, D.Performance and Emission Characteristics of Diesel Engines Fueled with Diesel-Dimethoxymethane (DMM) Blends Energy Fuels 2009, 23, 286– 293 ... Results showed that, without changing the fuel supply system and the combustion system of a diesel engine, when using blended fuel with increased DMM percentage, break-specific fuel consumption (BSFC) is higher for a smaller lower heating value of DMM, while thermal efficiency increases a little. ... To investigate influences of fuel design on regulated and non-regulated emissions of heavy-duty diesel engines, a Mercedes-Benz OM 906 Euro 3 engine was run with common diesel fuel (DF), first- and second-generation alternative fuels (Gas-to-liq. ...

Md. Nurun Nabi; Johan Einar Hustad

2010-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative feedback design of air and boost pressure control system for turbocharged diesel engines  

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For modern diesel engines, variable geometry turbocharger (VGT) is used to boost engine power output. In addition, exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) is utilized to reduce engine out \\{NOx\\} emission. To realize these functions, a multivariable control system needs to control both VGT and EGR valve to deliver desired intake manifold (or boost) pressure, and desired EGR flow rate. This two-input and two-output system is nonlinear with cross-couplings between the boost and EGR responses to the input actuators, the system parameters are varying with different engine operating conditions. This paper proposes a closed loop design of a multivariable VGT/EGR control system for a turbocharged diesel engine. The control system is synthesized based on quantitative feedback theory to maintain robust stability and performance via sequential MIMO loop shaping in the frequency domain. Experiment results are included from a turbocharged diesel engine to show the effectiveness of the proposed control design.

Yue-Yun Wang; Ibrahim Haskara; Oded Yaniv

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Department of Energy and Electrical Engineering Spring 2012 Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine Friction Reduction Testing and Analysis  

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PENNSTATE Department of Energy and Electrical Engineering Spring 2012 Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine and pumping frictional losses on Volvo-Mack's 11 liter Diesel Engine. Thermocouples and pressure transducers use this rig in the future to quantify frictional losses and improve on the efficiency of their diesel

Demirel, Melik C.

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Controlling the start of combustion on an HCCI Diesel engine Mathieu HILLION, Jonathan CHAUVIN, and Nicolas PETIT  

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Controlling the start of combustion on an HCCI Diesel engine Mathieu HILLION, Jonathan CHAUVIN time is adjusted based on a simple Knock Integral Model and real time intake manifold signals com- bustion modes. For Diesel engines, cost of after treatment devices are usually high. In turn

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Supplemental Information : Secondary Organic Aerosol Production from Modern Diesel Engine Emissions, Shar Samy and1 Barbara Zielinska2  

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Supplemental Information : Secondary Organic Aerosol Production from Modern Diesel Engine Emissions emissions. For more detail on compositional and toxicity changes produced from further29 diesel engine use, including: engine age or total engine lifetime operation,23 differences in the initial in-chamber toluene

Meskhidze, Nicholas

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Investigation of Combustion and Emission Characteristics of a Diesel Engine with Oxygenated Fuels and Thermal Barrier Coating  

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Investigation of Combustion and Emission Characteristics of a Diesel Engine with Oxygenated Fuels and Thermal Barrier Coating ... Exhaust gas emissions from diesel engines have become a serious problem to the researchers; therefore, a method of reduction of gas emission is needed. ... Their results show that the engine can achieve ultra-low emission without fundamental change to the combustion system. ...

P. Ramu; C. G. Saravanan

2009-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

243

Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing of Electronically-Controlled Common-Rail Systems for Marine Diesel Engine  

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Tougher legislation on exhaust emissions reduction, more power and mobility and less fuel consumption, has led to stronger call for the electronic engine control units for marine diesel engines. Electronically-controlled common-rail systems for marine ... Keywords: Marine Diesel Engine, Common Rail System, Engine Controller Unit, Hardware-in-the-loop Testing, Simulation Interface Toolkit

Jiadong Zhou; Guangyao Ouyang; Minghe Wang

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A linear approach with µ-analysis control adaptation for a complete-model diesel-engine diagnosis  

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This paper proposes an innovative fault-diagnosis system for a turbocharged diesel engine with variable-geometry turbocharger control. Numerous and diversified actuator faults are identified and analyzed such as air-leakage in the admission collector, ... Keywords: H?/ µ control, diagnosis, diesel engine, fault detection and estimation (FDE), structured singular value

Chady Nohra; Hassan Noura; Rafic Younes

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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11 - Noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) in diesel engine system design  

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Abstract: This chapter addresses NVH characteristics in diesel engine system design. By focusing on engine noise – a critical performance attribute for engine competitiveness, this chapter provides a comprehensive coverage of the NVH issues that a system engineer can evaluate by using engine system design/analysis tools. The chapter starts by introducing the fundamental principles of powertrain and diesel engine NVH, and establishes a three-level system modeling approach to engine noise. It summarizes the noise characteristics and noise-reduction design measures for both the overall engine and individual subsystems such as the noises from combustion, piston slap, valvetrain, geartrain, cranktrain, auxiliary, and aerodynamic sources.

Qianfan Xin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Characterization of Particulate Matter Emissions from a Common-Rail Diesel Engine  

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Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy ... The preferred approach to control the emissions of diesel engines is the adoption of an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system followed by a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) in front of a diesel particulate filter (DPF). ... Some fundamental information on the particulate matter (PM) characteristics emitted by an automotive diesel engine was gathered in order to provide a precious tool for the knowledge-based design of a new generation of diesel particulate traps in the EURO VI regulation perspective. ...

D. Fino; N. Russo

2011-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

247

Performance and Emission Characteristics of Diesel Engines Fueled with Diesel?Dimethoxymethane (DMM) Blends  

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Although application of high-pressure injection and common rail system can reduce both NOx and PM emissions, the expense is also very high and unaffordable for many engine producers and consumers, especially for diesel engines widely applied for agricultural machinery, most of which are single-cylinder and of low price. ... Fleisch et al.,(2) Kapus and Ofner,(3) and Sorenson and Mikkelsen(4) have studied DME in a modified diesel engine, and their results showed that the engine could meet ultra-low emission levels without a fundamental change in the combustion systems. ... Heywood, J. B. Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals; McGraw-Hill: New York, 1988. ...

Ruijun Zhu; Xibin Wang; Haiyan Miao; Zuohua Huang; Jing Gao; Deming Jiang

2008-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Onboard Measurements of Nanoparticles from a SCR-Equipped Marine Diesel Engine  

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Onboard Measurements of Nanoparticles from a SCR-Equipped Marine Diesel Engine ... Measurements were conducted on one of the ship’s four main 12 600 kW medium–speed diesel engines which use low sulfur marine residual fuel and have a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system for NOX abatement. ... A general pattern in the nanoparticles emitted is that there was an initial peak in mass and number concentration at start-up and before reaching the open-sea (Figure 1). ...

Åsa M. Hallquist; Erik Fridell; Jonathan Westerlund; Mattias Hallquist

2012-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Study of Diesel Fuel Effects on Direct Injection (DI) Diesel Engine Performance and Pollutant Emissions  

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Experimental Study of Diesel Fuel Effects on Direct Injection (DI) Diesel Engine Performance and Pollutant Emissions ... The test fuels indicate variable hydrocarbon composition and physical and chemical properties, and they were prepared under a European Union research program aiming to identify future fuel formulations for use in modern DI diesel engines. ... 1,2,4-9,13,14,16,17,24-26 In general, there is an interrelation between the molecular structure (paraffins, olefins, napthenes, and aromatic hydrocarbons), the chemical properties (cetane number, ignition point, etc.), and the physical properties (density, viscosity, surface tension, etc.) of the diesel fuel. ...

Theodoros C. Zannis; Dimitrios T. Hountalas; Roussos G. Papagiannakis

2007-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Jet Simulation in a Diesel Engine James Glimm zx , M.N. Kim x , X.-L. Li z , R. Samulyak x , and Z.-L. Xu yz  

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Jet Simulation in a Diesel Engine James Glimm zx , M.N. Kim x , X.-L. Li z , R. Samulyak x , and Z and spray formation in a diesel engine by the Front Tracking method. We model mixed vapor-liquid regionÃ?cient, nonpolluting diesel engine. Many parameters such as the nuzzle shape, the velocity and the turbulence

New York at Stoney Brook, State University of

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THIESEL 2010 Conference on Thermo-and Fluid Dynamic Processes in Diesel Engines Influence of Nozzle Geometry on Spray Shape, Particle Size, Spray  

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THIESEL 2010 Conference on Thermo- and Fluid Dynamic Processes in Diesel Engines Influence Abstract. Air/fuel mixing process in the combustion chamber of Diesel engines plays an important role on Thermo- and Fluid Dynamic Processes in Diesel Engines, Valencia : Spain (2010)" #12;388 C. Hespel, J. B

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Alternative Fuel Transit Buses  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

35th St. Craig Ave. Alt Blvd. Colucci Pkwy. Final Results from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory Vehicle Evaluation Program Final Results from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory Vehicle Evaluation Program N T Y A U E O F E N E R G D E P A R T M E N I T E D S T A T S O F A E R I C M Produced for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a U.S. DOE national laboratory Transit Buses Alternative Fuel Alternative Fuel Final Results from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Vehicle Evaluation Program by Robert Motta, Paul Norton, and Kenneth Kelly, NREL Kevin Chandler, Battelle Leon Schumacher, University of Missouri Nigel Clark,West Virginia University October 1996 The authors wish to thank all the transit agencies that participated in this program.

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Injection Control Research on High Pressure Common Rail Diesel Engine Based on MPC5554  

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Based on new generation MCU MPC5554, new hardware for injection control was designed in this paper. The features of MPC5554 and the ¡®Peak & Hold' drive method for injection solenoids were introduced. The performance of eTPU module in MPC5554 was ... Keywords: Diesel Engine, Common Rail System, Injection Control, MPC5554, eTPU

Chong Luo; Ming Zhou; Shao-Jie Liu

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental investigation of the effect of split injection on diesel engine performance  

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The combustion process in diesel engines is under constant study. A major research effort is being made to establish a better understanding of diesel combustion. Many issues regarding diesel combustion remain unresolved, and these issues may prevent the use of diesel engines due to increasingly stricter air pollution legislation. This study dealt with the effect of the fuel injection profile on diesel engine performance through the utilisation of different multiple injection strategies. From the engineering point of view, establishing a continuous fuel injection profile with the ability to change fuel flow is impossible today. The most feasible engineering solution to continuous fuel injection profile is the utilisation of multiple injection events, which enables control of fuel flow. Multiple injection as a tool to control combustion in diesel engines has been studied for several years, this study investigated the effect of different two injection strategies on the combustion. The results and the analysis of the results demonstrate that multiple injections affect both the physical processes and the kinetics of combustion. Proper division of the injected fuel among injections may decrease engine emissions considerably while causing only a minor decrease in engine efficiency.

Gideon Goldwine; Eran Sher

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IMPACT OF LOW-EMISSION DIESEL ENGINES ON UNDERGROUND MINE AIR QUALITY  

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1 IMPACT OF LOW-EMISSION DIESEL ENGINES ON UNDERGROUND MINE AIR QUALITY Susan T. Bagley1, Winthrop-1295 2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Center for Diesel Research, University of Minnesota, 111 Church St, S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 3 Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

Minnesota, University of

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Free-Piston Diesel Engine Timing and Control { Towards Electronic Cam-and Crankshaft  

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replaces the crankshaft of the traditional diesel engine with a power tur- bine to convert energy from, combining a diesel process with a freely moving piston in the cylinder and a power turbine. Engines MW (net power) test cylinder built by Kv rner ASA. In contrast to the original free-piston diesel

Johansen, Tor Arne

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Research on an on-line wear condition monitoring system for marine diesel engine  

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This paper introduces a kind of on-line wear condition monitoring system for marine diesel engines. The system consists of three functions i.e. particle detecting, lubricant quality detecting and shaft torque moment and instantaneous rotation velocity detecting. The system detects wear particles in lubricant with an on-line ferrograph so as to judge wear condition of tribo-pairs of the diesel engine. A vertical detector fixed is used for environment of the marine diesel engine in this system, and the rule of distribution of particles in the vertical detector fixed and the horizontal detector fixed are alike in substance. The system detects the relative variation of lubricant quality by the grid capacitance sensors in an on-line way, which consists of an upper capacitance and a lower capacitance and can distinguish the relative variation of the dielectric constant of lubricant caused by pollutants such as water, metal particles etc. The system detects the shaft torque moment and the instantaneous rotation velocity of the diesel engine with photoelectric sensors, and corresponds the wear condition with the power condition by the change of instantaneous rotation velocity due to burning pressure change, which is helpful to judge cylinder wear.

Yan Liu; Zhong Liu; Youbai Xie; Zhigang Yao

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model-based adaptive observers for intake leakage detection in diesel engines  

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This paper studies the problem of diesel engine diagnosis by means of model-based adaptive observers. The problem is motivated by the needs of guarantee high-performance engine behavior and in particular to respect the environmentally-based legislative ...

Riccardo Ceccarelli; Carlos Canudas-de-Wit; Philippe Moulin; Antonio Sciarretta

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Plateau Field Test of Diesel Engine Oils with Different Viscosity Grades  

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The degradation of SF/CD 0W/30, CD5W/30 and SF/CD 15W/40 general engine oils has been investigated by Plateau field test with STYER 91 trucks. The experimental results have shown that on the Plateau viscosity grade of the oil hardly impacts on its service ... Keywords: Plateau, field test, viscosity grade, oil, diesel engine

Su Bin; Shi Yonggang; Gong Haifeng; Xu Jinlong; Wei Wei; Mei Lin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of Particles from a Current Technology Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine  

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Particles emitted from a modern diesel engine had similar cluster structures to those from old engines but consisted of smaller basic particles when analyzed with a TEM. ... If this is a general trend, the current and proposed future emissions regulations may not be optimal for the protection of public health. ...

Ji Ping Shi; David Mark; Roy M. Harrison

2000-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

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New Method for Time-Resolved Diesel Engine Exhaust Particle Mass Measurement  

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The calculated time response data cannot be taken as general characteristic values of the instruments, as they are influenced by the behavior of the engine. ... Characterization of the mobile sensor system under real-world conditions was performed during several measurement campaigns at an engine test bench for heavy-duty diesel engines. ...

U. Lehmann; V. Niemelä; M. Mohr

2004-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Operation of Marine Diesel Engines on Biogenic Fuels: Modification of Emissions and Resulting Climate Effects  

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The modification of emissions of climate-sensitive exhaust compounds such as CO2, NOx, hydrocarbons, and particulate matter from medium-speed marine diesel engines was studied for a set of fossil and biogenic fuels. Applied fossil fuels were the reference ...

Andreas Petzold; Peter Lauer; Uwe Fritsche; Jan Hasselbach; Michael Lichtenstern; Hans Schlager; Fritz Fleischer

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a Waste Heat Recovery System for Light Duty Diesel Engines  

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Substantial increases in engine efficiency of a light-duty diesel engine, which require utilization of the waste energy found in the coolant, EGR, and exhaust streams, may be increased through the development of a Rankine cycle waste heat recovery system

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Dynamics and Control of a Free-Piston Diesel Engine Tor A. Johansen1  

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and Technology, N-7491 Trondheim, Norway. ££ Kværner ASA, Technology Development Postboks 169, N-1325 Lysaker and to use a power turbine instead to convert energy from the exhaust gas. In addition, the camshaft and compactness of gas turbines with the low fuel consumption of diesel engines. This was the motivation 1

Johansen, Tor Arne

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Simulations of the Fuel Economy and Emissions of Hybrid Transit Buses over Planned Local Routes  

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We present simulated fuel economy and emissions city transit buses powered by conventional diesel engines and diesel-hybrid electric powertrains of varying size. Six representative city drive cycles were included in the study. In addition, we included previously published aftertreatment device models for control of CO, HC, NOx, and particulate matter (PM) emissions. Our results reveal that bus hybridization can significantly enhance fuel economy by reducing engine idling time, reducing demands for accessory loads, exploiting regenerative braking, and shifting engine operation to speeds and loads with higher fuel efficiency. Increased hybridization also tends to monotonically reduce engine-out emissions, but trends in the tailpipe (post-aftertreatment) emissions involve more complex interactions that significantly depend on motor size and drive cycle details.

Gao, Zhiming [ORNL] [ORNL; LaClair, Tim J [ORNL] [ORNL; Daw, C Stuart [ORNL] [ORNL; Smith, David E [ORNL] [ORNL; Franzese, Oscar [ORNL] [ORNL

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Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of the Effects of Gasoline Blends on Single-Cylinder Diesel Engine Performance and Exhaust Emissions  

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Experiments presented in this study for gasoline blends and experiments of Bilgin et al. for ethanol blends have been performed in a single-cylinder diesel engine at Karadeniz Technical University, Engineering Faculty, Mechanical Engineering Department, Internal Combustion Engines Laboratory. ... However, to determine the most favorable blend ratio for any vehicle diesel engine, to achieve general results, and to give general recommendations, more systematic experimental and theoretical studies for actual vehicle diesel engines must be performed. ... Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects, Chamber of Mechanical Engineer, 1991; Vol. 383, pp 18? 29 (in Turkish). ...

Z. ?ahin

2008-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Combustion Characterization and Ignition Delay Modeling of Low- and High-Cetane Alternative Diesel Fuels in a Marine Diesel Engine  

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Watkins Hall 700 Dyer Road Monterey, California 93943-5100, United States ... However, this study was done using an indirect injection diesel engine that may be uncharacteristic for typical diesel engines, which utilize direct injection. ... The IGD can, in turn, be used to provide qualitative or even quantitative prediction of other operational parameters such as peak pressure, maximum rate of pressure rise, or the general viability of the fuel in a diesel engine. ...

John Petersen; Doug Seivwright; Patrick Caton; Knox Millsaps

2014-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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A WEAR MODEL FOR DIESEL ENGINE EXHAUST VALVES  

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The work summarized here comprises the concluding effort of a multi-year project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Vehicle Technologies. It supports the development of a better understanding of advanced diesel engine designs in which enhanced power density, energy efficiency, and emissions control place increasing demands upon the durability of engine materials. Many kinds of metallic alloys are used in engines depending on the operating stresses, temperatures, and chemical environments. Exhaust valves, for example, are subjected to high temperatures and repetitive surface contacts that place demands on durability and frictional characteristics of the materials. Valves must continue to seal the combustion chamber properly for thousands of hours of cyclic engine operation and under varying operating conditions. It was the focus of this effort to understand the wear processes in the valve-seat area and to develop a model for the surface deformation and wear of that important interface. An annotated bibliography is provided to illustrate efforts to understand valve wear and to investigate the factors of engine operation that affect its severity and physical manifestation. The project for which this modeling effort was the final task, involved construction of a high-temperature repetitive impact test system as well as basic tribology studies of the combined processes of mechanical wear plus oxidation at elevated temperatures. Several publications resulted from this work, and are cited in this report. The materials selected for the experimental work were high-performance alloys based on nickel and cobalt. In some cases, engine-tested exhaust valves were made available for wear analysis and to ensure that the modes of surface damage produced in experiments were simulative of service. New, production-grade exhaust valves were also used to prepare test specimens for experimental work along with the other alloy samples. Wear analysis of valves and seats run for hundreds of hours in heavy-duty diesels provided insights into the kinds of complexity that the contact conditions in engines can produce, and suggested the physical basis for the current approach to modeling. The model presented here involves four terms, two representing the valve response and two for its mating seat material. The model's structure assumes that wear that takes place under a complex combination of plastic deformation, tangential shear, and oxidation. Tribolayers form, are removed, and may reform. Layer formation affects the friction forces in the interface, and in turn, the energy available to do work on the materials to cause wear. To provide friction data for the model at various temperatures, sliding contact experiments were conducted from 22 to 850 C in a pin-on-disk apparatus at ORNL. In order to account for the behavior of different materials and engine designs, parameters in all four terms of the model can be adjusted to account for wear-in and incubation periods before the dominant wear processes evolve to their steady-state rates. For example, the deformation rate is assumed to be maximum during the early stages of operation, and then, due to material work-hardening and the increase in nominal contact area (which reduces the load per unit area), decreases to a lower rate at long times. Conversely, the rate of abrasion increases with time or number of cycles due to the build-up of oxides and tribo-layers between contact surfaces. The competition between deformation and abrasion results in complex, non-linear behavior of material loss per cycle of operation. Furthermore, these factors are affected by valve design features, such as the angle of incline of the valve seat. Several modeling scenarios are presented to demonstrate how the wear profile versus number of cycles changes in response to: (a) different relative abrasion rates of the seat and valve materials, (b) the friction coefficient as a function of temperature, (c) the relative deformation contribution of valve and seat materials, and (d) an interruption in the dominant we

Blau, Peter Julian [ORNL

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating Exhaust Emission Performance of Urban Buses Using Transient Heavy-Duty Chassis Dynamometer  

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2004 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentation: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

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Assessing economic impacts of clean diesel engines. Phase 1 report: U.S.- or foreign-produced clean diesel engines for selected light trucks  

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Light trucks' share of the US light vehicle market rose from 20% in 1980 to 41% in 1996. By 1996, annual energy consumption for light trucks was 6.0 x 10{sup 15} Btu (quadrillion Btu, or quad), compared with 7.9 quad for cars. Gasoline engines, used in almost 99% of light trucks, do not meet the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. These engines have poor fuel economy, many getting only 10--12 miles per gallon. Diesel engines, despite their much better fuel economy, had not been preferred by US light truck manufacturers because of problems with high NO{sub x} and particulate emissions. The US Department of Energy, Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies, has funded research projects at several leading engine makers to develop a new low-emission, high-efficiency advanced diesel engine, first for large trucks, then for light trucks. Recent advances in diesel engine technology may overcome the NO{sub x} and particulate problems. Two plausible alternative clean diesel (CD) engine market penetration trajectories were developed, representing an optimistic case (High Case) and an industry response to meet the CAFE standards (CAFE Case). However, leadership in the technology to produce a successful small, advanced diesel engine for light trucks is an open issue between U.S. and foreign companies and could have major industry and national implications. Direct and indirect economic effects of the following CD scenarios were estimated by using the Standard and Poor's Data Resources, Inc., US economy model: High Case with US Dominance, High Case with Foreign Dominance, CAFE Case with US Dominance, and CAFE Case with Foreign Dominance. The model results demonstrate that the economic activity under each of the four CD scenarios is higher than in the Base Case (business as usual). The economic activity is highest for the High Case with US dominance, resulting in maximum gains in such key indicators as gross domestic product, total civilian employment, and federal government surplus. Specifically, the cumulative real gross domestic product surplus over the Base Case during the 2000--2022 period is about $56 x 10{sup 9} (constant 1992 dollars) under this high US dominance case. In contrast, the real gross domestic product gains under the high foreign dominance case would be only about half of the above gains with US dominance.

Teotia, A.P.; Vyas, A.D.; Cuenca, R.M.; Stodolsky, F.

1999-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of ethanol-water fumigation on the performance and emissions from a direct-injection diesel engine.  

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??The effect of ethanol fumigation and water injection on the performance and exhaust emissions from a 1.9-liter Volkswagen TDI diesel engine was investigated. The engine… (more)

Olson, André Louis

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combustion and Emission Characteristics of a Direct-Injection Diesel Engine Fueled with Diesel?Diethyl Adipate Blends  

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The advantage of a diesel engine compared with a gasoline engine is the fuel economy benefits; however, the high NOx and smoke emissions still remain the main obstacles for the increasing application of diesel engines with the increasing concerns for environmental protection and implementation of more stringent exhaust gas regulations, thus further reduction in engine emissions becomes one of major tasks in engine development. ... In the application of pure oxygenated fuels, Fleisch et al.,1 Kapus et al.,2 and Sorenson et al.3 have studied dimethyl ether (DME) in the modified diesel engine, and their results showed that the engine could achieve ultralow emission prospects without fundamental change in combustion systems. ... Murayama, T.; Zheng, M.; Chikahisa, T. Simultaneous reduction of smoke and NOx from a DI diesel engine with EGR and dimethyl carbonate; SAE paper 952518, Society of Automotive Engineers:? Warrendale, PA, 1995. ...

Yi Ren; Zuohua Huang; Haiyan Miao; Deming Jiang; Ke Zeng; Bing Liu; Xibin Wang

2007-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Real-time diagnostic system using acoustic emission for a cylinder liner in a large two-stroke diesel engine  

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Damage that originates from abnormal wear in the cylinder liner of marine diesel engines causes a considerable loss of ... anticipate the damage that is caused by abnormal wear, such as scuffing, by investigating...

Jang Kyu Kim; Min Cheol Lee

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of stratified water injection on exhaust gases and fuel consumption of a direct injection diesel engine  

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The direct injection Diesel engine with its specific fuel consumption of about 200 g/kWh is one of the most efficient thermal engines. However in case of relatively low CH...x...concentration in the exhaust gas t...

Rainer Pauls; Christof Simon

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combustion and emission characteristics of a turbo-charged common rail diesel engine fuelled with diesel-biodiesel-DEE blends  

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The combustion and emission characteristics of a turbo-charged, common rail diesel engine fuelled with diesel-biodiesel-DEE blends were investigated. The study reports that the brake-specific fuel consumption of ...

Ni Zhang; Zuohua Huang; Xiangang Wang; Bin Zheng

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Physical and Chemical Impact of Sulphuric Acid on Cylinder Lubrication for Large 2-Stroke Marine Diesel Engines  

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The influence of sulphuric acid, H2SO4..., on the physical and chemical behaviour of marine Diesel engine lubricant base oils was investigated. To understand...2SO4 with the lubricant film, the saturated hydrocar...

Falko A. Sautermeister; Martin Priest

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of Engine-out Emissions from a Diesel Engine to Meet Tier 2 Bin 5 Emission Limits  

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Drastic reduction of engine-out emissions and complicated aftertreatment system comprising of oxidation catalyst, particulate filter, and DeNOx catalyst are implemented to meet Tier 2 Bin 5 limits for U.S. market diesel engines.

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Fuel Efficiency and Emissions Optimization of Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines using Model-Based Transient Calibration  

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Presentation given at the 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency & Emissions Research Conference (DEER 2007). 13-16 August, 2007, Detroit, Michigan. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (OFCVT).

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Development scenario for passenger-car diesel engines with optimised: Combustion processes to meet future emission standards  

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The main reason why the modern supercharged direct-injection diesel engine is so successful as a means of propelling passenger cars is because it is more efficient than spark-ignition engines in nearly every o...

Jörn Kahrstedt; Kai Behnk; Ansgar Sommer; Thorsten Wormbs

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Design of a Torsional Tuned Damper for Marine Diesel Engines Using Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis  

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A torsional tuned damper is usually used in order to reduce the torsional vibration of the crank shaft system in marine diesel engines. The damper consists of leaf springs, fluid chambers, fluid channels, and int...

Young-Cheol Kim; D. H. Lee; T. Y. Chung; D. Y. Ham…

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of Fuel Effects on Dilute, Mixing-Controlled Combustion in an Optical Direct-Injection Diesel Engine  

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School of Engineering, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California 94132, and Combustion Research Facility, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California 94550 ... Additionally, data obtained from this study provide fundamental insights into NOx and PM formation mechanisms in diesel engines. ... Results show that increasing fuel oxygenation produces lower in-cylinder and engine-out soot levels, consistent with existing studies of the effects of fuel oxygenation on soot emissions from diesel engines. ...

A. S. (Ed) Cheng; Ansis Upatnieks; Charles J. Mueller

2007-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Integration of an Ammonia-water Absorption Refrigeration System with a Marine Diesel Engine: A Thermodynamic Study  

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This paper examines through a thermodynamic analysis the feasibility of using waste heat from marine Diesel engines to drive an ammonia-water absorption refrigeration system. An energy balance of a diesel engine shows that sufficient waste heat is provided. The results illustrate that higher performance of the system is obtained at high generator and evaporator temperatures and also at low condenser and absorber temperatures.

Ahmed Ouadha; Youcef El-Gotni

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reducing Emissions of Persistent Organic Pollutants from a Diesel Engine by Fueling with Water-Containing Butanol Diesel Blends  

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An increasing energy demand and environmental pollution has motivated a search for bio-fuels, such as bio-diesels(1, 2) and bio-alcohols,(3, 4) that can be used as alternative fuels for diesel engines. ... In general, both bio-diesel and bio-alcohols, such as ethanol and butanol, have the advantages of higher brake thermal efficiency (BTE) and lower emissions of particulate matter (PM), carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrocarbons (HC). ... Diesel Engine and Test Cycle ...

Yu-Cheng Chang; Wen-Jhy Lee; Hsi-Hsien Yang; Lin-Chi Wang; Jau-Huai Lu; Ying I. Tsai; Man-Ting Cheng; Li-Hao Young; Chia-Jui Chiang

2014-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Attenuating Diesel Engine Emissions | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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Attenuating Diesel Attenuating Diesel Engine Emissions Laboratory Policy and Evaluation (LPE) LPE Home Staff M&O Contracts SC Laboratory Appraisal Process Laboratory Planning Process Work for Others in the Office of Science Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) DOE's Philosophy on LDRD Frequently Asked Questions Success Stories Brochures Additional Information LDRD Program Contacts Technology Transfer DOE National Laboratories Contact Information Laboratory Policy and Evaluation U.S. Department of Energy SC-32/Forrestal Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (202) 586-5447 F: (202) 586-3119 Success Stories Attenuating Diesel Engine Emissions Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page Early this decade, Argonne chemists developed a special catalyst that can

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A computational study of compressor surge during transient operation of turbocharged diesel engines  

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The transient response of turbocharged diesel engines is of great importance, especially when compressor surge is likely to occur. Turbocharger compressor surge is a dynamic instability mode that can generate air mass flow rate and pressure rise oscillations of large amplitude, and may also induce severe torsional loading to the turbocharger shaft. In this paper, an effort is made to study by simulation the effect of various parameters on the compressor surge behaviour. By varying these parameters, it can be revealed how compressor surge is affected and how surge intensity is influenced. To this aim, a simulation program developed is used for transient operation runs, which are critical for surge appearance. This has been applied on a six-cylinder, diesel engine of marine duty. The model has a control-design oriented philosophy and is capable of identifying the impact of each parameter on compressor surge. Thus, it can prove a useful tool to the engine designer.

C.D. Rakopoulos; C.N. Michos; E.G. Giakoumis

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Manufacture and properties of continuous grain flow crankshafts for locomotive and power generation diesel engines  

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The bulk of the large crankshaft production volume is associated with the medium speed diesel engine market. These engines have seen intense development to obtain higher power outputs without change in the physical size of the crankshaft and at the same time there has been continuing pressure to reduce costs. Fatigue and bearing normal wear are the major technical hurdles that threaten the crankshaft life, and measures for dealing with these issues are described. Continuous grain flow (CGF) crankshafts are responsible for the continued integrity of these enhanced power output engines and the production of these crankshafts is described. Comparisons are made with the older slab forging crankshaft production method. The demand for the medium speed diesel engine and its natural gas derivative is strong and supports an aggressive engine building industry serving locomotive, marine and power generation markets. This demand in turn relies on practical national standards that serve the needs of the engine builder, material supplier and the end user.

Antos, D.J.; Nisbett, E.G. [National Forge Co., Irvine, PA (United States)

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Diesel Engine Component Development Program, final report - tasks 4-14  

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The Advanced Diesel Engine Component Development (ADECD) Program is a multi-year, multi-phase effort to develop and demonstrate the critical technology needed to advance the heavy-duty low heat rejection (LHR) engine concept for the long-haul, heavy-duty truck market. The ADECD Program has been partitioned into two phases. The first phase, Phase 1, was completed in 1986, resulting in definition of the Advanced Diesel Reference Engine (ADRE)III. The second phase, Phase 11/111, examines the feasibility of the ADRE concepts for application to the on-highway diesel engine. Phase 11/111 is currently underway. This project is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Transportation Technologies. The work has been performed by the Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC) under Contract DEN3-329 with the NASA Lewis Research Center, who provide project management and technical direction.

Kaushal, T.S.; Weber, K.E.

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing Waste Olive Oil Methyl Ester as a Fuel in a Diesel Engine  

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In this sense, to gain knowledge about the implications of its use, waste olive oil methyl ester was evaluated as a fuel for diesel engines during a 50-h short-term performance test in a diesel direct-injection Perkins engine. ... At the beginning of the last century, Rudolph Diesel fueled a diesel engine with the oil of an African groundnut (peanut), thus demonstrating the idea of using vegetable oil as a substitute for No. 2 diesel fuel. ... In this way, we obtained a volume value for each trio of working values, making a brake-specific fuel consumption comparison between different tests or fuels possible, as shown in Table 2, where Vi is the volume value for each test and V50 corresponds to that of No. 2 diesel fuel after 50 h (the test that showed the minimum value). ...

M. P. Dorado; E. Ballesteros; J. M. Arnal; J. Gómez; F. J. López Giménez

2003-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Combustion system development of a two-stroke, spark-assisted DI diesel engine  

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A loop-scavenged, two-stroke, spark-assisted DI diesel engine was developed by modifying an outboard marine gasoline engine to operate on diesel fuel with high fuel efficiency similar to a diesel engine, yet retain the two-stroke engine advantages of low cost, light weight, and high power-to-weight ratio. Engine modification was concentrated in the area of the combustion system, including transfer port design to generate air swirl in the cylinder, and combustion chamber design to generate air squish and turbulence. Bore and stroke (84 x 72 mm) remained the same as those of the base engine. The experimental engine used the production engine's piston, crankshaft, connecting rod, bearings, and cylinder block. The transfer port design was optimized using a flow test bench for best swirl and air flow pattern with a simple flow visualization technique. The best combustion chamber geometry, compression ratio, and fuel injection spray pattern were determined through engine experiments.

Ariga, S.; Matsushita, Y.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Predictive control of a real-world Diesel engine using an extended online active set strategy  

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In order to meet tight emission limits Diesel engines are nowadays equipped with additional hardware components like an exhaust gas recirculation valve and a variable geometry turbocharger. Conventional engine control units use two SISO control loops to regulate the exhaust gas recirculation valve and the variable geometry turbocharger, although their effects are highly coupled. Moreover, these actuators are subject to physical constraints which seems to make an advanced control approach like model predictive control (MPC) the method of choice. In order to deal with MPC sampling times in the order of milliseconds, we employed an extension of the recently developed online active set strategy for controlling a real-world Diesel engine in a closed-loop manner. The results show that predictive engine control based on online optimisation can be accomplished in real-time – even on cheap controller hardware – and leads to increased controller performance.

Hans Joachim Ferreau; Peter Ortner; Peter Langthaler; Luigi del Re; Moritz Diehl

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A two-component heavy fuel oil evaporation model for CFD studies in marine Diesel engines  

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Abstract The paper presents an evaporation model for Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) combustion studies. In the present work, HFO is considered as a mixture of a heavy and a light fuel component, with the thermophysical properties of the heavy component calculated from the recently introduced model of Kyriakides et al. (2009) [1]. The model proposes a proper treatment of convective heat transfer to the evaporating fuel droplets. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations of HFO spray combustion in constant volume chambers are performed, utilizing a modified characteristic time combustion model. The results are in good agreement with literature experimental data. Computational results for a two-stroke marine Diesel engine also compare favorably against experiments. The present development yields a basis for detailed CFD studies of HFO combustion in large marine Diesel engines.

Nikolaos Stamoudis; Christos Chryssakis; Lambros Kaiktsis

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel Cell School Buses: Report to Congress  

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and Fuel Cell Activities, Progress, and Plans: Report to Congress ii December 2008 Fuel Cell School Buses Report to Congress Fuel Cell School Buses: Report to Congress Preface This...

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Neat Tallow Combustion in a Large Diesel Engine for Electricity Generation from Waste  

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This paper explores how neat tallow can be used as a renewable fuel from waste for electricity generation in a large direct injection (DI) diesel engine capable of burning higher viscosity fuel. ... The fuel supply panel is linked with the main engine control panel, so that any alarm state of the plant (i.e., grid voltage fault, engine overheating) results in automatic change over into diesel mode—system flushing. ... Reforming Mini Reactor ...

Jakub Piaszyk; Perry Leung; Miroslaw L. Wyszynski; Athanasios Tsolakis; Barney Williams; Paul Latham; Andrew P. E. York

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Conversion of a diesel engine to a spark ignition natural gas engine  

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Requirements for alternatives to diesel-fueled vehicles are developing, particularly in urban centers not in compliance with mandated air quality standards. An operator of fleets of diesel- powered vehicles may be forced to either purchase new vehicles or equip some of the existing fleets with engines designed or modified to run on alternative fuels. In converting existing vehicles, the operator can either replace the existing engine or modify it to burn an alternative fuel. Work described in this report addresses the problem of modifying an existing diesel engine to operate on natural gas. Tecogen has developed a technique for converting turbocharged automotive diesel engines to operate as dedicated spark-ignition engines with natural gas fuel. The engine cycle is converted to a more-complete-expansion cycle in which the expansion ratio of the original engine is unchanged while the effective compression ratio is lowered, so that engine detonation is avoided. The converted natural gas engine, with an expansion ratio higher than in conventional spark- ignition natural gas engines, offers thermal efficiency at wide-open- throttle conditions comparable to its diesel counterpart. This allows field conversion of existing engines. Low exhaust emissions can be achieved when the engine is operated with precise control of the fuel air mixture at stoichiometry with a 3-way catalyst. A Navistar DTA- 466 diesel engine with an expansion ratio of 16.5 to 1 was converted in this way, modifying the cam profiles, increasing the turbocharger boost pressure, incorporating an aftercooler if not already present, and adding a spark-ignition system, natural gas fuel management system, throttle body for load control, and an electronic engine control system. The proof-of-concept engine achieved a power level comparable to that of the diesel engine without detonation. A conversion system was developed for the Navistar DT 466 engine. NOx emissions of 1.5 g/bhp-h have been obtained.

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1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of n-Heptane Premixing on Combustion Characteristics of Diesel Engine  

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Effect of n-Heptane Premixing on Combustion Characteristics of Diesel Engine ... Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University, 17 Haengdang-dong, Sungdong-gu, Seoul 133-791, Korea ... In a different analysis, Simescu et al.17 explained, using their diesel-fueled partial HCCI engines, that soot formed during the premixed combustion period before DI fuel injection is not oxidized completely and emitted as exhaust gas. ...

Dae Sik Kim; Chang Sik Lee

2005-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance and Emissions of Direct Injection Diesel Engine Fueled with Diesel Fuel Containing Dissolved Methane  

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State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049, People's Republic of China ... soot and nitrogen oxides, from direct injection Diesel engines, engineers have proposed various solns., one of which is the use of a gaseous fuel as a partial supplement for liq. ... (16)?Heywood, J. B. Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals; McGraw-Hill:? New York, 1988. ...

Junqiang Zhang; Deming Jiang; Zuohua Huang; Xibin Wang; Qi Wei

2006-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal-fueled high-speed diesel engine development: Task 2, Market assessment and economic analysis  

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Based on the preliminary coal engine design developed, this task was conducted to identify the best opportunity(s) to enter the market with the future coal-fueled, high-speed diesel engine. The results of this market and economic feasibility assessment will be used to determine what specific heavy duty engine application(s) are most attractive for coal fuel, and also define basic economic targets for the engine to be competitive.

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1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and application of a fully automatic troubleshooting method for large marine diesel engines  

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The diesel engine is the main propulsion system for marine vessels except for a small category using gas or steam turbines. This is the result of its high efficiency, power concentration and reliability that have been improved considerably during the current decade. Despite these advantages, the engineer usually has to overcome great difficulties and mainly operational problems arising during the engine's lifetime. In the case of large marine engines it is almost impossible to apply trial and error methods to solve engine operating problems. This is amplified by the fact that almost all large marine diesel engines are turbocharged ones making the problem even more severe because of the interaction between the engine and the exhaust gas turbocharger. For this reason various diagnosis methods have been proposed for diesel engine condition monitoring that are mainly statistical based on known engine operating curves. These systems provide general information only and do not reveal the actual cause for an engine fault or low performance. In the current work an advanced automatic troubleshooting method based mainly on thermodynamics is presented to monitor the engine condition and to detect the actual cause for an engine fault. The method is based on the processing of measured engine data using a simulation model and provides the current engine condition and its tuning. An application of the method on a marine vessel powered by a slow speed two stroke marine diesel engine suffering from high cylinder exhaust gas temperatures and low power output is given in the present work. The method is applied at sea under actual engine operating conditions. From the processing of measured data the diagnosis method provides the current engine condition and the cause for the low power output from which the engine suffered. After conducting the major repair/adjustments proposed by the diagnosis method a substantial improvement in engine behavior was observed providing a validation for the proposed method.

D.T. Hountalas; A.D. Kouremenos

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An oxygenating additive for improving the performance and emission characteristics of marine diesel engines  

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Diesel engines provide the major power sources for marine transportation and contribute to the prosperity of the worldwide economy. However, the emissions from diesel engines also seriously threaten the environment and are considered one of the major sources of air pollution. The pollutants emitted from marine vessels are confirmed to cause the ecological environmental problems such as the ozone layer destruction, enhancement of the greenhouse effect, and acid rain, etc. Marine diesel engine emissions such as particulate matter and black smoke carry carcinogen components that significantly impact the health of human beings. Investigations on reducing pollutants, in particular particulate matter and nitrogen oxides are critical to human health, welfare and continued prosperity. The addition of an oxygenating agent into fuel oil is one of the possible approaches for reducing this problem because of the obvious fuel oil constituent influences on engine emission characteristics. Ethylene glycol monoacetate was found to be a promising candidate primarily due to its low poison and oxygen-rich composition properties. In this experimental study ethylene glycol monoacetate was mixed with diesel fuel in various proportions to prepare oxygenated diesel fuel. A four-cylinder diesel engine was used to test the engine performance and emission characteristics. The influences of ethylene glycol monoacetate ration to diesel oil, inlet air temperature and humidity parameters on the engine’s speed and torque were considered. The experimental results show that an increase in the inlet air temperature caused an increase in brake specific fuel consumption (BSFC), carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide emission, and exhaust gas temperature, while decreasing the excess air, oxygen and nitrogen oxide emission concentrations. Increasing the inlet air humidity increased the carbon monoxide concentration while the decreased excess air, oxygen and nitrogen oxide emission concentrations. In addition, increasing ethylene glycol monoacetate ratio in the diesel fuel caused an increase in the BSFC while the excess air and oxygen emission concentrations decreased.

C.-Y. Lin; J.-C. Huang

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reduction of particulate matter and gaseous emission from marine diesel engines using a catalyzed particulate filter  

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Diesel engines are used widely as the power sources of coastal ships and international vessels primarily due to their high thermal efficiency, high fuel economy and durable performance. However, the gaseous and solid substances exhausted from diesel engines during the combustion process cause air pollution, in particular around harbor regions. In order to effectively reduce particulate matter and gaseous pollution emissions, a catalyzed particulate filter was equipped in the tail pipe of a marine diesel engine. The engine's performance and emission characteristics under various engine speeds and torques were measured using a computerized engine data control and acquisition system accompanied with an engine dynamometer. The effectiveness of installing a catalyzed particulate filter on the reduction of pollutant emissions was examined. The experimental results show that the exhaust gas temperature, carbon monoxide and smoke opacity were reduced significantly upon installation of the particulate filter. In particular, larger conversion of carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide — and thus larger CO2 and lower CO emissions — were observed for the marine diesel engine equipped with a catalyzed particulate filter and operated at higher engine speeds. This is presumably due to enhancement of the catalytic oxidation reaction that results from an exhaust gas with stronger stirring motion passing through the filter. The absorption of partial heating energy from the exhaust gas by the physical structure of the particulate filter resulted in a reduction in the exhaust gas temperature. The particulate matter could be burnt to a greater extent due to the effect of the catalyst coated on the surface of the particulate filter. Moreover, the fuel consumption rate was increased slightly while the excess oxygen emission was somewhat decreased with the particulate filter.

Cherng-Yuan Lin

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercialization of coal-fired diesel engines for cogeneration and non-utility power markets  

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The primary objective of this METC project is to established practical, durable components compatible with clean coal slurry fuel and capable of low emissions. The components will be integrated into a coal power system for a 100-hr proof-of-concept test. The goal of this program is to advance the stationary coal-fueled diesel engine to the next plateau of technological readiness, and thus provide the springboard to commercialization.

Wilson, R.P.; Rao, K.; Benedek, K.R.; Itse, D.; Parkinson, J.; Kimberley, J.; Balles, E.N.; Benson, C.E.; Smith, C.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercialization of coal-fired diesel engines for cogeneration and non-utility power markets  

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The primary objective of this METC project is to established practical, durable components compatible with clean coal slurry fuel and capable of low emissions. The components will be integrated into a coal power system for a 100-hr proof-of-concept test. The goal of this program is to advance the stationary coal-fueled diesel engine to the next plateau of technological readiness, and thus provide the springboard to commercialization.

Wilson, R.P.; Rao, K.; Benedek, K.R.; Itse, D.; Parkinson, J.; Kimberley, J.; Balles, E.N.; Benson, C.E.; Smith, C.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling the Distribution of Sulfur Compounds in a Large Two Stroke Diesel Engine  

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Modeling the Distribution of Sulfur Compounds in a Large Two Stroke Diesel Engine ... The model is formulated in MATLAB and applies the open source software CANTERA(10, 11) that is efficiently used to integrate chemical reaction rates, computing general chemical equilibrium and thermodynamic gas properties. ... The trapped cylinder gas at the time where compression starts is a mixture of fresh air and residual gas products from the previous engine cycle. ...

Rasmus Cordtz; Jesper Schramm; Anders Andreasen; Svend S. Eskildsen; Stefan Mayer

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Investigation of Optimal Timing of the Diesel Engine Injection Pump Using Biodiesel Fuel  

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University of Maribor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Smetanova 17, SI-2000 Maribor ... Compared to mineral diesel, biodiesel and biodiesel blends in general show lower CO, smoke, and HC emissions but higher NOx emission and higher specific fuel consumption. ... In this sense, to gain knowledge about the implications of its use, waste olive oil Me ester was evaluated as a fuel for diesel engines during a 50 h short-term performance test in a diesel direct-injection Perkins engine. ...

Breda Kegl

2006-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Fuel Injection Pressure on a Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine Nonvolatile Particle Emission  

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Effect of Fuel Injection Pressure on a Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine Nonvolatile Particle Emission ... (4, 9, 10) Recently, we have found nonvolatile core particles in the exhaust of heavy-duty diesel vehicles and engines also at high load conditions. ... On the basis of the thermodynamic behavior, particle core material has been inferred to be solid in room temperature,(4, 6, 10) but the character of the particles in general is still an open question. ...

Tero Lähde; Topi Rönkkö; Matti Happonen; Christer Söderström; Annele Virtanen; Anu Solla; Matti Kytö; Dieter Rothe; Jorma Keskinen

2011-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Misfire detection of a turbocharged diesel engine by using artificial neural networks  

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Abstract This study presents a novel misfire detection model of a turbocharged diesel engine by using artificial neural network model. An explicit back propagation neural network has been developed to identify diesel combustion misfire according to the general engine operating parameters. The parameters are selected by using engine fault mode tree analysis. The proposed neural network model has been implemented in MATLAB/Neural Network Toolbox environment. Experimental study then has been performed on a V6 turbocharged diesel engine to get the parameters for both network training and validation purpose. Initial results show that misfire can be captured in most cases, however some mis-detection could happen though the mean square error of the model is satisfied. Furthermore, the in-cycle engine speed variation, a deductive parameter of transient engine speed, is added into the training data, which promotes the final results to full correct detection with no exception. The current study provides a new way to detect the happenings of misfire of turbocharged diesel engine.

Bolan Liu; Changlu Zhao; Fujun Zhang; Tao Cui; Jianyun Su

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proof-of-principle test for thermoelectric generator for diesel engines; Final report  

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In September of 1987, the principals of what is now Hi-Z TECHNOLOGY, INC. applied to the National Bureau of Standards (now National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST) under the Energy Related Inventions Program. The invention was entitled ``Thermoelectric Generator for Diesel Engines.`` The National Institute of Standards and Technology evaluated the invention and on January 12, 1989 forwarded Recommendation Number 455 to the Department of Energy (DOE). This recommendation informed the DOE that the invention had been selected for recommendation by the NIST for possible funding by the DOE. Following the recommendation of the NIST, the DOE contacted Hi-Z to work out a development program for the generator. A contract for a grant to design, fabricate, and test a Proof-of-Principle exhaust powered thermoelectric generator for Diesel engines was signed October 19, 1989. Hi-Z provided the thermoelectric modules used in the generator as their contribution to the project. The purpose of this Grant Program was to design, build, and test a small-scale, Proof-of-Principle thermoelectric generator for a Diesel engine. 15 figs., 1 tab.

NONE

1991-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel injector techniques for coal-fueled diesel engines. Final report  

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This report, entitled ``Novel Injector Techniques for Coal-Fueled Diesel Engines,`` describes the progress and findings of a research program aimed at development of a dry coal powder fuel injector in conjunction with the Thermal Ignition Combustion System (TICS) concept to achieve autoignition of dry powdered coal in a single-cylinder high speed diesel engine. The basic program consisted of concept selection, analysis and design, bench testing and single cylinder engine testing. The coal injector concept which was selected was a one moving part dry-coal-powder injector utilizing air blast injection. Adiabatics has had previous experience running high speed diesel engines on both direct injected directed coal-water-slurry (CWS) fuel and also with dry coal powder aspirated into the intake air. The Thermal Ignition Combustion System successfully ignited these fuels at all speeds and loads without requiring auxiliary ignition energy such as pilot diesel fuel, heated intake air or glow or spark plugs. Based upon this prior experience, it was shown that the highest efficiency and fastest combustion was with the dry coal, but that the use of aspiration of coal resulted in excessive coal migration into the engine lubrication system. Based upon a desire of DOE to utilize a more modern test engine, the previous naturally-aspirated Caterpillar model 1Y73 single cylinder engine was replaced with a turbocharged (by use of shop air compressor and back pressure control valve) single cylinder version of the Cummins model 855 engine.

Badgley, P.R.

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of Real-World Engine Load Conditions on Nanoparticle Emissions from a DPF and SCR Equipped Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine  

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Influence of Real-World Engine Load Conditions on Nanoparticle Emissions from a DPF and SCR Equipped Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine ... United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) emission standards for heavy-duty diesel engines have gradually evolved toward stringent emissions control policy. ... All diesel engines manufactured to be used in the US are subject to the Federal Test Procedure (FTP), which mandates exercising the engine over the FTP engine dynamometer cycle. ...

Arvind Thiruvengadam; Marc C. Besch; Daniel K Carder; Adewale Oshinuga; Mridul Gautam

2011-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Control of NOx and PM emissions from SCR-equipped 2010 compliant heavy duty diesel engine over different engine-out calibrations.  

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??Diesel engines constitute a valuable solution to the growing demand for higher fuel efficiencies, especially in relation to the rapid growth of fuel prices in… (more)

Ardanese, Raffaello.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PIV study of the effect of piston position on the in-cylinder swirling flow during the scavenging process in large two-stroke marine diesel engines  

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A simplified model of a low speed large two-stroke marine diesel engine cylinder is developed. The effect of piston...

S. Haider; T. Schnipper; A. Obeidat…

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of reformer gas mixture on the performance and emissions of an HSDI diesel engine  

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Abstract Exhaust gas assisted fuel reforming is an attractive on-board hydrogen production method, which can open new frontiers in diesel engines. Apart from hydrogen, and depending on the reactions promoted, the reformate typically contains a significant amount of carbon monoxide, which is produced as a by-product. Moreover, admission of reformed gas into the engine, through the inlet pipe, leads to an increase of intake air nitrogen to oxygen ratio. It is therefore necessary to study how a mixture of syngas and nitrogen affects the performance and emissions of a diesel engine, in order to gain a better understanding of the effects of supplying fuel reformer products into the engine. In the current research work, a bottled gas mixture with H2 and CO contents resembling those of typical diesel reformer product gas was injected into the inlet pipe of an HSDI diesel engine. Nitrogen (drawn from a separate bottle) at the same volumetric fraction to syngas was simultaneously admitted into the inlet pipe. Exhaust analysis and performance calculation was carried out and compared to a neat diesel operation. Introduction of syngas + N2 gas mixture resulted in simultaneous reduction of the formation of \\{NOx\\} and smoke emissions over a broad range of the engine operating window. Estimation of the bottled carbon monoxide utilisation showed that by increasing either the load or the speed the admitted carbon monoxide is utilised more efficiently. As a general rule, CO2 emissions increase when the bottled carbon monoxide utilisation is approximately over 88%. Isolation of the H2 and N2 effect revealed that a CO diluted flame promotes the formation of smoke. When the intake air is enriched with syngas + N2, an increase of engine speed results in reduction of maximum pressure rise rate (dp/da). The effect of load on dp/da varies depending on engine speed. Finally, the engine is more fuel efficient when running on neat diesel.

Fanos Christodoulou; Athanasios Megaritis

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of high temperature liquid lubricants for low-heat rejection heavy duty diesel engines  

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Objective was to develop a liquid lubricant that will allow advanced diesel engines to operate at top ring reversal temperatures approaching 500 C and lubricant sump temperatures approaching 250 C. Base stock screening showed that aromatic esters and diesters has the lowest deposit level, compared to polyol esters, poly-alpha-olefins, or refined mineral oil of comparable viscosity. Classical aryl and alkyl ZDP antiwear additives are ineffective in reducing wear with aromatic esters; the phosphate ester was a much better antiwear additive, and polyol esters are more amenable to ZDP treatment. Zeolites and clays were evaluated for filtration.

Wiczynski, T.A.; Marolewski, T.A.

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Emissions and fuel economy of a prechamber diesel engine with natural gas dual fuelling  

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A four-cylinder turbocharged prechamber diesel engine (Caterpillar 3304) was operated with natural gas and pilot diesel fuel ignition over a wide range of load and speed. Measurements were made of fuel consumption and the emissions of unburned hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and the oxides of nitrogen. Improvements in fuel economy and emissions were found to be affected by the diesel fuel-gas fraction, and by air restriction and fuel injection timing. Boundaries of unstable, inefficient and knocking operation were defined and the importance of gas-air equivalance ratio was demonstrated in its effect on economy, emissions and stability of operation.

Ding, X.; Hill, P.G.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of combustion instability and noise during starting of a truck turbocharged diesel engine  

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In the current study, experimental tests were conducted on a truck turbocharged diesel engine to investigate the mechanisms of combustion noise radiation and combustion instability during various starting schedules experienced in daily driving conditions, namely under cold and hot operations. To this aim, a fully instrumented test bed was set up to capture the development of key engine and turbocharger properties. Analytical diagrams are provided to explain the behaviour of combustion instability and noise radiation in conjunction with all relevant parameters, such as cylinder pressure and pressure spectrum, turbocharger and governor/fuel pump response.

Evangelos G. Giakoumis; Athanasios M. Dimaratos

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Air intake modelling with fuzzy AFR control of a turbocharged diesel engine  

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One of the most vital factors in combustion control is Air-to-Fuel Ratio (AFR) estimation and control. In this work a detailed mathematical, nonlinear and control oriented model of dynamic processes of turbocharged diesel engines is presented. This model has been developed using physical equations and also experimental data. Common Rail Injection (CRI) that is a flexible fuel injection system in which quantity, timing and pressure of injection are controllable separately is chosen for this purpose. AFR control is performed making use of fuzzy logic methodology with a fast fuzzy controller. All above-mentioned models are programmed in Matlab/Simulink software.

Amir H. Shamdani; Amir H. Shamekhi; M. Ziabasharhagh

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Parametrized Finite Combustion Stage Models to Characterize Combustion in Diesel Engines  

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Characterizing combustion in diesel engines is not only necessary when researching the instantaneous combustion phenomena but also when investigating the change of the combustion process under variable engine operating conditions. ... This project partly is financially supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, Harbin Engineering University, China, HEUCF120307, and the International Science and Technology Cooperation Program of China. ... Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy (2011), 225 (3), 309-318 CODEN: PMAEET; ISSN:0957-6509. ...

Yu Ding; Douwe Stapersma; Hugo Grimmelius

2012-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Emulsified fuel testing in a medium speed diesel engine. Final report Feb 81-Apr 82  

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Medium-speed diesel engine testing of fuel-water emulsification with various grades of diesel fuel was conducted in order to determine the effect of water emulsification on engine performance. Emulsions from 0 to 12% water (by volume) were test run with various water particle sizes, injection timings, and engine loads with four separate fuels: Marine diesel, 1500 SR1, 3500 SR1, and 5000 SR1. Experimental results are presented for the basic engine performance areas for the various conditions run, focusing mainly on the effects of water emulsification on fuel consumption, exhaust emissions, and engine component wear rates. Details of the emulsification system are also discussed.

Barich, J.J.; Hinrichs, T.L.; Pearce, K.R.

1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal-fueled diesel technology development: Nozzle development for coal-fueled diesel engines  

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Direct injection of a micronized coal water mixture fuel into the combustion chambers of a diesel engine requires atomizing an abrasive slurry fuel with accurately sized orifices. Five injector orifice materials were evaluated: diamond compacts, chemical vapor deposited diamond tubes, thermally stabilized diamond, tungsten carbide with cobalt binder, and tungsten carbide with nickel binder with brazed and mechanically mounted orifice inserts. Nozzle bodies were fabricated of Armco 17-4 precipitation hardening stainless steel and Stellite 6B in order to withstand cyclic injection pressures and elevated temperatures. Based on a total of approximately 200 cylinder hours of engine operation with coal water mixture fuel diamond compacts were chosen for the orifice material.

Johnson, R.N.; Lee, M.; White, R.A.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Controlling combustion noise in direct injection diesel engine through mechanical vibration measurement  

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The next generations of direct injection diesel engines have greatly improved their performances compared with petrol engines. However, one of the pending subjects is the noise and vibration levels, due to working cycle itself. The design effort to reduce the emissions of noise and vibration transmitted to the vehicle's driver could be lessened because of the assembly process variation. In this paper, a procedure to control this variation has been suggested in order to maintain noise and vibration performances within the limits of design.

J.A. Calvo; V. Diaz; J.L. San Roman

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance and emission enhancements of a variable geometry turbocharger on a heavy-duty diesel engine  

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Variable Geometry Turbochargers (VGTs) have emerged in the heavy-duty diesel market with the simultaneous introduction of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) in meeting emission standards. From a military perspective, VGTs offer considerable promise of improving low speed torque and overall fuel economy. Despite these gains, nitric oxides (NOx) emissions generally increase with increased boost. During times when the military can reduce its environmental impact, VGTs can drive EGR and counter the increase in NOx emissions with relatively minor penalty in particulate matter (PM) emissions. This study highlights the performance and emission enhancements enabled by a VGT on a heavy-duty diesel engine.

Timothy J. Jacobs; Chad Jagmin; Wesley J. Williamson; Zoran S. Filipi; Dennis N. Assanis; Walter Bryzik

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Correcting injection pressure maladjustments to reduce NOX emissions by marine diesel engines  

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Emissions from the exhausts of marine diesel engines comprises several different gases including NOX. These are currently regulated at the international level under Regulation 13 of ANNEX VI of MARPOL 73/78, but this regulation only applies to new engines and is based on bench tests, for only a single engine designated the “parent engine”. Here, the need to take measurements from across their whole range and once in operation on board a vessel is examined. This would not only improve assessment of new equipment against the current regulation, but would also detect defects in the functioning of the engine.

C. Vanesa Durán Grados; Zigor Uriondo; Manuel Clemente; Francisco J. Jiménez Espadafor; Juan Moreno Gutiérrez

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of Early Fuel Injection Timings on Premixing and Combustion in a Diesel Engine  

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Engine Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 373-1 GuSeong-Dong, YuSeong-Gu, Daejeon 305-701, Republic of Korea ... Even with the same fueling rate, faster engine speed would need more advanced injection for achieving 6.5 ms of ?id; more than 100 CAD of ?id was needed at 3000 rpm, and it was increased to 200 CAD at 5000 rpm, which was quite occasional in modern automotive diesel engines. ... Several general observations may be made. ...

Sanghoon Kook; Seik Park; Choongsik Bae

2007-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of Diesel Engine Combustion Parameters on Primary Soot Particle Diameter  

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In addition to minimized engine-out emissions, exhaust gas after-treatment systems such as diesel particle filter and chemical reduction of NOx will be necessary to meet the U.S. Federal (EPA) 2007 emission standards for heavy-duty diesel engines. ... While for the diesel fuel a reduction of the number of particles in the accumulation mode went in line with a shift of the mode diameter toward smaller values (see Figures 2 and 3), this was not a general observation for the water?diesel emulsion fuel. ... JSME International Journal, Series B: Fluids and Thermal Engineering (2001), 44 (1), 166-170 CODEN: JIJEEE; ISSN:1340-8054. ...

Urs Mathis; Martin Mohr; Ralf Kaegi; Andrea Bertola; Konstantinos Boulouchos

2005-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

325

Abrasive wear by coal-fueled diesel engine and related particles  

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The development of commercially viable diesel engines that operate directly on pulverized coal-fuels will require solution to the problem of severe abrasive wear. The purpose of the work described in this report was to investigate the nature of the abrasive wear problem. Analytical studies were carried out to determine the characteristics of the coal-fuel and associated combustion particles responsible for abrasion. Laboratory pinon-disk wear tests were conducted on oil-particle mixtures to determine the relationship between wear rate and a number of different particle characteristics, contact parameters, specimen materials properties, and other relevant variables.

Ives, L.K. [National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (United States)

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Relevance of valve overlap for meeting Euro 5 soot emissions requirements during load transient process in heavy duty diesel engines  

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This work describes the influence on performance and soot emissions of using different valve overlap camshafts during load transient processes in a heavy duty (HD) diesel engine equipped with a variable geometry turbine (VGT) in its turbocharger and a selective catalyst reactor (SCR) in the exhaust line. Based on the results of experiments and calculations, in this paper a description is given of how the valve timing affects the instantaneous exhaust and intake pressure, the short-circuit of the air mass flow, the prejudicial backflows, the performance of the turbine and hence the general performance and pollutant emissions of a VGT equipped HD diesel engine during a transient process. The paper concludes that very low or no overlap is imperative if a VGT is used to meet forthcoming pollutant emissions restrictions and to improve the transient response of HD turbocharged diesel engines.

J. Galindo; J.R. Serrano; F. Vera; C. Cervello; M. Lejeune

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Effects of altitude and fuel oxygen content on the performance of a high pressure common rail diesel engine  

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Abstract The change of intake oxygen content caused by altitude variation and the change of fuel oxygen content both affect the performance of diesel engines. In this paper, comparative experiments were performed on a high pressure common rail diesel engine fueled with pure diesel and biodiesel–ethanol–diesel (abbreviated as BED) blends with oxygen content of 2%, 2.5%, and 3.2% in mass percentage at different atmospheric pressures of 81 kPa, 90 kPa, and 100 kPa. Moreover, in order to study the effect of different fuel blends with the same oxygen content on the performance of the diesel engine, tests were conducted on the diesel engine fueled with the BED blend and a biodiesel–diesel (abbreviated as BD) blend at 81 kPa ambient pressure. The experimental results indicate that the influence of altitude variation on the full-load engine brake torque is not significant when the pure diesel fuel is used. With the increase of BED fuel oxygen content, the engine brake torque reduces. When the pure diesel fuel is used, with the increase of atmospheric pressure, the brake specific fuel consumption (BSFC) decreases. As the fuel oxygen content increases, there is no significant difference in brake specific fuel consumption of the BED blends. And the values of brake specific energy consumption (BSEC) gradually decrease. Soot emissions of the diesel engine decrease with the increase of atmospheric pressure and fuel oxygen content. The effect of soot emission reduction by increasing the oxygen content of the fuel is more significant than the effect of increasing atmospheric pressure. The effects of BD and BED fuels with basically the same oxygen content on the full-load performance, fuel economy, and soot emissions of the diesel engine are different. The BSFC and soot emissions of the BED fuel are lower than those of the BD fuel.

Shaohua Liu; Lizhong Shen; Yuhua Bi; Jilin Lei

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Exhaust Emissions and Combustion Characteristics of a Direct Injection (DI) Diesel Engine Fueled with Methanol?Diesel Fuel Blends at Different Injection Timings  

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Exhaust Emissions and Combustion Characteristics of a Direct Injection (DI) Diesel Engine Fueled with Methanol?Diesel Fuel Blends at Different Injection Timings ... Because of their fuel economy and high reliability, compression-ignition (CI) engines known as diesel engines have been penetrating a number of markets around the world. ...

Mustafa Canakci; Cenk Sayin; Metin Gumus

2008-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-SISO Robust Crone Design for the Air Path Control of a Diesel Engine G. Colin*, P. Lanusse**, A. Louzimi*,  

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Multi-SISO Robust Crone Design for the Air Path Control of a Diesel Engine G. Colin*, P. Lanusse is the air path control of a turbocharged diesel engine with Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR). Simulation, considering the air path control, the manipulated variables are the wastegate and the EGR valve

Boyer, Edmond

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Analysis of C1, C2, and C10 through C33 particle-phase and semi-volatile organic compound emissions from heavy-duty diesel engines  

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from heavy-duty diesel engines Z. Gerald Liu a,*, Devin R. Berg a , Victoria N. Vasys a , Melissa E engines Aftertreatment technology Diesel particulate filter Chemical speciation a b s t r a c t To meet increasingly stringent regulations for diesel engines, technologies such as combustion strategies

Wu, Mingshen

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Effect of n-Butanol Blending with a Blend of Diesel and Biodiesel on Performance and Exhaust Emissions of a Diesel Engine  

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Effect of n-Butanol Blending with a Blend of Diesel and Biodiesel on Performance and Exhaust Emissions of a Diesel Engine ... Mechanical Engineering, Batman University, Batman 72100, Turkey ... Diesel engines are widely used for transportation, energy production, and agricultural and industrial applications because of their high fuel conversion efficiencies and durability. ...

S?ehmus Altun; Cengiz O?ner; Fevzi Yas?ar; Hamit Adin

2011-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Power, Efficiency, and Emissions Optimization of a Single Cylinder Direct-Injected Diesel Engine for Testing of Alternative Fuels through Heat Release Modeling  

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Power, Efficiency, and Emissions Optimization of a Single Cylinder Direct-Injected Diesel Engine for Testing of Alternative Fuels through Heat Release Modeling BY Jonathan Michael Stearns Mattson Submitted to the graduate degree program..., Efficiency, and Emissions Optimization of a Single Cylinder Direct-Injected Diesel Engine for Testing of Alternative Fuels through Heat Release Modeling BY Jonathan Michael Stearns Mattson...

Mattson, Jonathan Michael Stearns

2013-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of an Irreversible Diesel Cycle: Experimental Results of a Ceramic Coated Indirect-Injection Supercharged Diesel Engine  

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Technical Education Faculty and Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sakarya University, Esentepe 54187, Sakarya, Turkey, and Maritime Faculty, Marine Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Tuzla, Turkey ... Effects of a ceramic coating on performance and exhaust emissions in the LHR engine have been compared to those obtained from the standard (STD) diesel engine based on the comparison of the STD and the LHR engines for identical airflow and brake mean effective pressure. ... Gataowski, J. A. Evaluation of a selectively-cooled single-cylinder 0.5-L Diesel engine; SAE paper No. 900693, Society of Automotive Engineers: Warrendale, PA, 1990. ...

A. Parlak; H. Yasar; H. S. Soyhan; C. Deniz

2008-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Combustion and emission characteristics of diesel engine fuelled with methyl esters of pungam oil and rice bran oil  

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Biodiesel derived from vegetable oils and animal fats can be used in diesel engines with little or no modifications. In this work, the combustion, performance and emission characteristics of various biodiesel (rice bran oil and pungam oil) and their blends are evaluated in a direct injection diesel engine. Lower ignition delay, higher peak pressure and heat release rate with almost same brake thermal efficiency are obtained for 20% biodiesel blend as compared with diesel fuel. They exhibited lower unburned hydrocarbon, carbon monoxide and soot emissions with a penalty of higher NOx emissions.

G. Lakshmi Narayana Rao; N. Nallusamy; S. Sampath; K. Rajagopal

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Biodiesel from Used Frying Palm Oil on the Exhaust Emissions of an Indirect Injection (IDI) Diesel Engine  

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McDonald (27) studied a 50% blend of yellow grease methyl ester with No. 2 diesel fuel (B50) used in a General Motors L65 GMT 600 turbo-charged, IDI diesel engine. ... This is typical for diesel engines because the air?fuel equivalence ratio slightly decreases with an increasing engine speed. ... A 1994 Dodge 2500 turbocharged and intercooled diesel pickup fueled with 100% Et ester of rapeseed oil was driven by personnel representing the University of Idaho, Agricultural Engineering Department from Moscow, Idaho to Los Angeles, California and back to Moscow and then from Moscow to Ocean City, Maryland and back to Moscow, Idaho. ...

Ahmet Necati Ozsezen; Mustafa Canakci; Cenk Sayin

2008-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Ionic Liquids as Novel Lubricants and Additives for Diesel Engine Applications  

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The lubricating properties of two ionic liquids with the same anion but different cations, one ammonium IL [C8H17]3NH.Tf2N and one imidazolium IL C10mim.Tf2N, were evaluated both in neat form and as oil additives. Experiments were conducted using a standardized reciprocating sliding test using a segment of a Cr-plated diesel engine piston ring against a grey cast iron flat specimen with simulated honing marks as on the engine cylinder liner. The selected ionic liquids were benchmarked against conventional hydrocarbon oils. Substantial friction and wear reductions, up to 55% and 34%, respectively, were achieved for the neat ionic liquids compared to a fully-formulated 15W40 engine oil. Adding 5 vol% ILs into mineral oil has demonstrated significant improvement in the lubricity. One blend even outperformed the 15W40 engine oil with 9% lower friction and 34% less wear. Lubrication regime modeling, worn surface morphology examination, and surface chemical analysis were conducted to help understand the lubricating mechanisms for ionic liquids. Results suggest great potential for using ionic liquids as base lubricants or lubricant additives for diesel engine applications.

Qu, Jun [ORNL; Blau, Peter Julian [ORNL; Dai, Sheng [ORNL; Luo, Huimin [ORNL; Meyer III, Harry M [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A diesel engine study of conventional and alternative diesel and jet fuels: Ignition and emissions characteristics  

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Abstract Measurements of ignition delay, CO and NO emissions, and fuel consumption were carried out in a light-duty single-cylinder direct-injection diesel engine for operation with petroleum and alternative hydroprocessed and Fischer–Tropsch diesel and jet fuels. Ignition measurements carried out for a fixed engine speed and injection timing quantify the decrease in in-cylinder ignition delay with increasing derived cetane number (DCN) over a range of DCN relevant to diesel engine operation (DCN = 40–80) and show no discernible dependence of ignition delay on other fuel properties. Brake specific fuel consumption (BSFC) was found to decrease with increasing DCN with strong correlation due to a reduction in ignition time for fixed-injection-timed operation. Brake specific CO emissions were also found to decrease with increasing DCN due to increased time provided for CO burn out due to earlier ignition. Brake specific NO emissions were found to decrease with increasing hydrogen-to-carbon (H/C) ratio, due to the lower peak combustion temperatures and thermal \\{NOx\\} occurring for fuels with higher H/C.

Sandeep Gowdagiri; Xander M. Cesari; Mingdi Huang; Matthew A. Oehlschlaeger

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Assessment of the use of oxygenated fuels on emissions and performance of a diesel engine  

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Abstract Requirements as torque, power, specific fuel consumption and emitted compounds are highly influenced by the chemical composition of the fuel being burned. Thus, the aim of this study was to assess the use of oxygenated fuels on emissions of NOx, CO, HC, CO2 and particle number and size distribution (11.5 diesel engine coupled to a dynamometer bench was used, where three types of fuels were employed, B5 (diesel with 5% of biodiesel); B5E6 (ternary composition containing 89% diesel, 5% of biodiesel and 6% of ethanol); and B100 (100% of biodiesel). The performance of a diesel engine was also evaluated to see the impact of the oxygenated fuels in this kind of engine. The use of ethanol with high latent heat of vaporization and low cetane number added to the binary blend (B5) shown an increase in the HC emissions and a reduction in \\{NOx\\} emissions when compared to B5. The use of pure biodiesel (B100) with high oxygen content showed a reduction in the HC emissions, but presented the highest emissions for both \\{NOx\\} and particle number of smaller diameter among the studied fuels. The use of more oxygenated fuels reduced the power output and increased the fuel consumption, but the exergy analysis showed that the energy efficiency of these fuels could be considered similar to the B5 fuel.

Lílian Lefol Nani Guarieiro; Egídio Teixeira de Almeida Guerreiro; Keize Katiane dos Santos Amparo; Victor Bonfim Manera; Ana Carla D. Regis; Aldenor Gomes Santos; Vitor P. Ferreira; Danilo J. Leão; Ednildo A. Torres; Jailson B. de Andrade

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Numerical Methodology for the Multi-objective Optimization of the DI Diesel Engine Combustion  

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Abstract DI Diesel engine are widely used both for industrial and automotive applications due to their durability and fuel economy. Nonethe- less, increasing environmental concerns force that type of engine to comply with increasingly demanding emission limits, so that, it has become mandatory to develop a robust design methodology of the DI Diesel combustion system focused on reduction of soot and \\{NOx\\} simultaneously while maintaining a reasonable fuel economy. In recent years, genetic algorithms and CFD three-dimensional combustion simulations have been successfully applied to that kind of problem. However, combining \\{GAs\\} op- timization with actual CFD three-dimensional combustion simulations can be too onerous since a large number of calculations is usually needed for the genetic algorithm to converge, resulting in a high computational cost and, thus, limiting the suitability of this method for industrial processes. In order to make the optimization process less time-consuming, CFD simulations can be more conveniently used to generate a training set for the learning process of an artifical neural network which, once correctly trained, can be used to forecast the engine outputs as a function of the design parameters during a GA optimization performing a so-called virtual optimization. In the current paper, a numerical methodology for the multi-objective virtual optimization of the combustion of an automotive DI Diesel engine, which relies on artificial neural networks and genetic algorithms, was developed.

Marco Costa; Gian Marco Bianchi; Claudio Forte; Giulio Cazzoli

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Production of Diesel Engine Turbocharger Turbine from Low Cost Titanium Powder  

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Turbochargers in commercial turbo-diesel engines are multi-material systems where usually the compressor rotor is made of aluminum or titanium based material and the turbine rotor is made of either a nickel based superalloy or titanium, designed to operate under the harsh exhaust gas conditions. The use of cast titanium in the turbine section has been used by Cummins Turbo Technologies since 1997. Having the benefit of a lower mass than the superalloy based turbines; higher turbine speeds in a more compact design can be achieved with titanium. In an effort to improve the cost model, and develop an industrial supply of titanium componentry that is more stable than the traditional aerospace based supply chain, the Contractor has developed component manufacturing schemes that use economical Armstrong titanium and titanium alloy powders and MgR-HDH powders. Those manufacturing schemes can be applied to compressor and turbine rotor components for diesel engine applications with the potential of providing a reliable supply of titanium componentry with a cost and performance advantage over cast titanium.

Muth, T. R.; Mayer, R. (Queen City Forging)

2012-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

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The effects of unburned hydrocarbon recirculation on ignition and combustion during diesel engine cold starts  

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Abstract The exhaust gases contain large amounts of unburned hydrocarbons during cranking without combustion. The effects of unburned hydrocarbon recirculation on ignition and combustion during diesel engine cold starts were investigated using both experiments and simulations. Experiments were conducted on a single-cylinder DI (direct injection) diesel engine equipped with a common rail injection system. The amount of unburned hydrocarbon recirculation was jointly controlled by an EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) valve and a back pressure valve. The investigation showed that optimal opening of recirculation control valves allowed the first firing cycle to be advanced from 19 to 6 and reduced the duration of heavy smoke emission (opacity > 50%) by 77%. However, the enhancement to the in-cylinder LTR (low temperature reaction) decreased gradually as the amount of unburned hydrocarbon recirculation increased. An analysis of the chemical kinetics showed that the reaction intermediates present in unburned hydrocarbons, such as ketohydroperoxides, were the most significant factor in enhancing the LTR during non-firing cycles. At the same time, the substantial heat capacity of unburned hydrocarbons suppressed the LTR for higher recirculation rates.

Yi Cui; Haiyong Peng; Kangyao Deng; Lei Shi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combustion, performance and emission analysis of diesel engine fuelled with methyl esters of Pongamia oil  

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The methyl esters of vegetable oils, known as biodiesel are increasingly becoming popular because of their low environmental impact and potential as a green alternative fuel for diesel engine, and that they would not require significant modification of existing engine hardware. Methyl ester of Pongamia oil (PME) is derived through transesterification process. Experimental investigations have been carried out to examine properties, performance and emissions of different blends (B00, B20, B40, B60, B80 and B100) of PME comparison to diesel. A computer assisted single cylinder constant speed water cooled four stroke direct diesel engine (5 HP), which is commonly used in the agricultural sector for driving the pumps and small electrical generators is selected for the experimental investigation. The performance, emissions and combustion characteristics are analysed. The combustion parameters considered for this analysis are cylinder pressure and rate of heat release. The brake thermal efficiency is slightly reduced and hydrocarbon, carbon monoxide and smoke emissions in the exhaust are reduced when fuelled with methyl esters compared to diesel. But the NOx emissions are high when fuelled with methyl esters compared to diesel. [Received: December 11, 2009; Accepted: March 21, 2010

T. Hari Prasad; K. Hema Chandra Reddy; M. Muralidhara Rao

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Back propagation artificial neural network (BPANN) based performance analysis of diesel engine using biodiesel  

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This work deals with the implementation of back propagation based artificial neural network (BPANN) model for prediction of the different diesel engine parameters i.e. mean effective pressure mechanical efficiency fuel consumption air-fuel ratio and torque to overcome the difficulties of practical experimentation and minimization of time and cost in this endeavor. The parameters provided as input to this model were engine speed load and different biodiesel and diesel fuel blends. The model has been trained with approximately 85% of the test results and the rest were kept for prediction. The number of hidden layers and the number of neuron in each layer were varied to achieve the best predicting model. Once the model was ready it had been used to predict the remaining data where the mean square error was as low as 6.51 × 10 ? 4 and had a very low total R value. This work hereby shows that the BPANN based model can predict the performance of diesel engine fed with biodiesel and diesel fuel blends.

Sumita Deb Barma; Biplab Das; Asis Giri; S. Majumder; P. K. Bose

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NJ Compressed Natural Gas Refuse Trucks, Shuttle Buses and Infrastruct...  

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NJ Compressed Natural Gas Refuse Trucks, Shuttle Buses and Infrastructure NJ Compressed Natural Gas Refuse Trucks, Shuttle Buses and Infrastructure 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells...

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Hydrogen-Powered Buses Brochure - 2010 | Department of Energy  

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Hydrogen-Powered Buses Brochure - 2010 Hydrogen-Powered Buses Brochure - 2010 This brochure outlines how the latest advances in hydrogen vehicles are expressed in these...

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A photographic study of the combustion of low cetane fuels in a Diesel engine aided with spark assist  

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An experimental investigation of the ignition and combustion characteristics of two low cetane fuels in a spark assisted Diesel engine is described. A three cylinder Diesel engine was modified for single cylinder operation and fitted with a spark plug located in the periphery of the spray plume. Optical observations of ignition and combustion were obtained with high speed photography. Optical access was provided by a quartz piston crown and extended head arrangement. The low cetane fuels, a light end, low viscosity fuel and a heavy end, high viscosity fuel which were blended to bracket No. 2 Diesel fuel on the distillation curve, demonstrated extended operation in the modified Diesel engine. Qualitative and quantitative experimental observations of ignition delay, pressure rise, heat release, spray penetration and geometery were compared and evaluated against theoretical predictions. Results indicate that controlled combustion of extended fuel blends in a Diesel engine may be possible without inlet air preconditioning and that engine knock may be avoided when heat release is optimized with proper spark and injection timing.

Abata, D.L.; Fritz, S.G.; Stroia, B.J.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Neural Network Approach for the Correlation of Exhaust Emissions from a Diesel Engine with Diesel Fuel Properties  

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National Technical University of Athens, Department of Chemical Engineering, Iroon Polytechniou 9, Athens 157 80, Greece ... The emissions from diesel engines have been drastically reduced during the last 30 years as a result of significant improvement in engine technology and modification of diesel fuel. ... First principles models are using fundamental equations, which have been developed by analyzing the physical insight of the systems. ...

D. Karonis; E. Lois; F. Zannikos; A. Alexandridis; H. Sarimveis

2003-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of improved materials for stationary diesel engines operating on residual and coal based fuels. Final report  

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Experimental results to date from an on-going research program on improved materials for stationary diesel engines using residual or coal-based fuels are presented with little discussion of conclusions about these results. Information is included on ring and liner wear, fuel oil qualities, ceramic materials, coatings, test procedures and equipment, and tribology test results. (LCL)

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1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research on Monitoring Wear of Piston Ring Based on Magneto-Resistive Sensor for Marine Diesel Engine  

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The method of monitoring the wear of piston ring with a magneto-resistive sensor for a marine diesel engine is presented in the paper. The magnetic field intensity variations caused by both the wear and the motion of piston ring are analyzed by simulation. ... Keywords: Magnetic Field Intensity, Wear of Piston Ring, Magneto-Resistive Sensor, Marine Ddiesel Engine

Zhang-ming Peng; Jian-guo Yang; Qiao-ying Huang; Yong-hua Yu

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study on the Application of High Temperature Heat Pump to Recover Waste Heat of Marine Diesel Engine  

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Being an energy-saving equipment with great development potential, high temperature heat pump is becoming one of the research hotspots in recent years. However, there is little research about the application of high temperature heat pump on ships as ... Keywords: marine diesel engine, cooling water, waste heat recovery, high temperature heat pump

Shi-jie Liu; Wu Chen; Zhen-xiong Cai; Chao-yu Zheng

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Particle Number and Size Emissions from a Small Displacement Automotive Diesel Engine: Bioderived vs Conventional Fossil Fuels  

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§ General Motors Powertrain Europe, Corso Castelfidardo 36, 10138 Torino, Italy ... The experiments were carried out at the Politecnico di Torino on a modern small displacement, turbocharged, common-rail Euro 5 direct injection (DI) automotive diesel engine, one of the smallest engines on the market, considering unit displacement. ...

Federico Millo; Davide Simone Vezza; Theodoros Vlachos; Andrea De Filippo; Claudio Ciaravino; Nunzio Russo; Debora Fino

2012-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships: Diesel Engine Particulate Emission Reduction via Lube-Oil-Consumption Control  

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of estimating and controlling air pollution from ocean-going ships carrying international cargo is particularly1 Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships: Diesel Engine Particulate Emission Reduction via Lube-lube-oil-consumption designs, for example, could be an option with existing engines. AIR POLLUTION FROM SHIPS The motivation

Brown, Alan

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Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Spring 2012 Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine Friction Reduction Testing and Analysis  

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PENNSTATE Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Spring 2012 Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine Friction Reduction Testing and Analysis Overview Volvo Group Powertrain Engineering is interested will need to be constructed that can motor the engine and measure power losses using a torque sensor built

Demirel, Melik C.

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(Wear mechanism and wear prevention in coal-fueled diesel engines)  

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The overall objectives of this program is to develop the engine and lubricant system design approach that has the highest probability for commercial acceptance. Several specific objectives can also be identified. These objectives include: definition of the dominant wear mechanisms prevailing in coal-fueled diesel engines; definition of the specific effect of each coal-related lube oil contaminant; determination of the potential of traditional engine lubrication design approaches to either solve or mitigate the effects of the coal related lube oil contaminants; evaluation of several different engine design approaches aimed specifically at preventing lube oil contamination or preventing damage due to lube oil contamination; and presentation of the engine/lubricant system and design determined to have the most potential. 2 figs., 3 tabs.

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1989-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Wear mechanism and wear prevention in coal-fueled diesel engines  

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The overall objective of this program is to develop the engine and lubricant system design approach that has the highest probability for commercial acceptance. Several specific objectives can also be identified. These objectives include: definition of the dominant wear mechanisms prevailing in coal-fueled diesel engines; definition of the specific effect of each coal-related lube oil contaminant; determination of the potential of traditional engine lubrication design approaches to either solve or mitigate the effects of the coal related lube oil contaminants; evaluation of several different design approaches aimed specifically at preventing lube oil contamination or preventing damage due to lube oil contamination; and presentation of the engine/lubricant system design determined to have the most potential. 2 figs., 3 tabs.

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1990-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

356

Study of combustion noise mechanism under accelerating operation of a naturally aspirated diesel engine  

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This paper studies combustion noise mechanism during transient operation of naturally aspirated-DI-Diesel engines by developing testing techniques and methods. By testing and analysing four load conditions, the mechanism that governs the differences between transient and steady-state combustion noise is studied. The analysis demonstrates that during transients, the combustion chamber wall temperature, fuel injection pressure, maximum needle lift and unseal standing time of needle lift are higher than those under steady-state conditions for the same speed and load; a fact causing differences in ignition delay, start point of combustion and fuel injection quantity during transient conditions with a low acceleration rate. It is shown that the differences between the combustion chamber wall temperature, fuel injection pressure and ignition delay, as well as high-frequency oscillation of combustion pressure develop during transients in a different pattern compared to the respective steady-state conditions, thus resulting in different combustion noise emissions.

Gequn Shu; Haiqiao Wei

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Exhaust emissions estimation during transient turbocharged diesel engine operation using a two-zone combustion model  

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A comprehensive, two-zone, transient, diesel combustion model is used to study the performance and exhaust emissions of a turbocharged diesel engine during load transients. Analytical modelling of fuel spray and in-cylinder processes is included, while detailed equations concerning all engine sub-systems describe the phenomena, which diversify transient operation from the steady-state. Demonstrative diagrams are provided for the time histories of nitric oxide (NO) and soot emissions during transient operation, and the main factors affecting their formation are highlighted. Moreover, in-cylinder development of NO concentration and soot density during individual transient cycles is provided and compared with their respective steady-state counterparts. This comparison points out the differences between steady-state and transient operation, as regards exhaust emissions development. The study is expanded with the investigation of load change magnitude and cylinder wall insulation effects on transient emissions.

C.D. Rakopoulos; A.M. Dimaratos; E.G. Giakoumis; D.C. Rakopoulos

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Application of Taguchi's orthogonal array in reducing the NOx emission of a stationary diesel engine  

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The main objective of this investigation is to reduce the NOx emission of a stationary diesel engine with less sacrifice on smoke intensity and brake thermal efficiency (BTE). Fuel injection timing, percentage of EGR and fuel injection pressure are chosen as factors influencing the objective. Three levels were chosen in each factor and design of experiments method was employed to design the experiments. Taguchi's L9 orthogonal array was used to conduct the engine tests with different levels of the chosen factors. Test results were analysed by analysis of variance (ANOVA) method and ANOVA table was formed for each response variable. From the ANOVA table the most influencing factor and also the significance of each factor affecting the NOx emission, smoke intensity and BTE was found out. Response graph was drawn for each response variable to determine the optimum combination of the factor levels. This optimum combination was confirmed experimentally. [Received: November 14, 2010; Accepted: March 17, 2011

S. Saravanan; G. Nagarajan; R. Ramanujam; S. Sampath

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of an autonomous underwater vehicle R1 with a closed cycle diesel engine  

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This paper presents the current state of a project, which started in 1990 to develop an autonomous underwater free swimming robot equipped with a Closed Cycle Diesel Engine (CCDE) for long term survey of mid-ocean ridges. The distinctive feature of CCDE is robustness and low cost for construction and operation. The robot structure and configuration of a torpedo-shaped hull are described in detail including newly developed thrusters using compact DC brushless motors. As the robot aims to swim in the vicinity of the seabed, an Inertial Navigation system (INS) co-operates with a doppler sonar system to make accurate navigation for detailed research. The CCDE system for the robot has been completed and its submerged tests are underway in a water pool.

Obara, Takashi; Yamamoto, Kitao [Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Ura, Tamaki; Maeda, Hisaaki; Yamato, Hiroyuki [Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of a direct diesel engine using aviation fuels blended with biodiesel  

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In this study, jet fuel (JF) and railroad fuel (D2) with SME blends (5%, 20%, 50%) were used in a four-cylinder, naturally aspirated, direct (DI) diesel engine. The engine was operated under full load and tested at various speeds to determine the engine's performance and exhaust emission characteristics. The experimental results show that as the SME ratio of the fuels increases, the break specific fuel consumption (BSFC) and exhaust temperature increase; the SME and its blends show a slight drop in engine performance. In this experiment, carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and smoke opacity values were measured for each fuel. The results of the emission tests revealed that the oxygen content of SME provided a significant reduction in CO and smoke opacity emissions. However, when the test engine was fuelled by SME and its blends, NOx emissions increased.

Burak Gökalp; Hakan Serhad Soyhan; Halil ?brahim Sarac

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance and emissions of a Euro5 small diesel engine fuelled with biodiesel  

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This article describes the effects of using neat biodiesel on a modern small displacement passenger car diesel engine, highlighting the need for a specific adjusted electronic control unit (ECU) calibration for biodiesel. Engine performance were evaluated at full load with a standard ECU calibration as well as with an ECU calibration specifically adjusted for biodiesel; Break Specific Fuel Consumption (BSFC) and exhaust emissions was then evaluated at seven part load operating conditions, representative of the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Tests showed that through recalibration it is possible to obtain the same performance measured under diesel operation, with benefits in terms of engine-out emissions, especially as far as smoke emissions are concerned. Moreover, particle number and size distribution at engine outlet were also evaluated at part load operating conditions, showing a significant reduction of particle number and mass with biodiesel.

Federico Millo; Davide Simone Vezza; Theodoros Vlachos

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The performance and the gaseous emissions of two small marine craft diesel engines fuelled with biodiesel  

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An experimental investigation of the application of biodiesel (recycled cooking fat and vegetable oil) on small marine craft diesel engines was completed. The tests were performed on Perkins 404C-22 (Marinised) in Boat No. 1 (Fair Countess) and on Nanni Diesel 3.100HE in Boat No. 2 (Aimee 2). The tests were designed and carried out in accordance with the standardised test procedure described in ISO 8178-4 Test Cycle E5. The performance and gaseous emissions of the tested engines were compared and analysed. The test results show that the power output for both trial engines operating with biodiesel were comparable to that fuelled with fossil diesel, but with an increase in fuel consumptions. The \\{NOx\\} emissions were found to be reduced when fuelled with biodiesel. The CO emissions were found to be lower when the engines operated at higher loads using biodiesel.

A.P. Roskilly; S.K. Nanda; Y.D. Wang; J. Chirkowski

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental study and modeling of dodecane ignition in a diesel engine  

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Two experiments have been performed under conditions as close as possible to those existing in a diesel engine. The first is oxidation of n-dodecane in a motored diesel engine running under conditions close to ignition but avoiding it. The progress of chemical reactions is followed by measurements of the global temperature increase {Delta}T of the exhaust gases, and by continuous sampling of the combustion chamber gases, to measure the concentrations of hydroperoxides and molecular hydrogen; about 4.2% of the energy introduced as hydrocarbon is consumed, thus showing significant transformations during the ignition delay of n-dodecane. The location of the maximum concentration of hydroperoxides coincides with the fuel jet`s edge. Tarlike compounds are present in the unburnt dodecane at the engine exhaust. The second experiment is the study of ignition delay of an n-dodecane spray in an oxidation chamber filled with air, between 715 and 760 K and 15 and 25 bar. A reduced mechanism of 32 reactions, with three types of branching due to the species (RO{sub 2}, RO{sub 2}H), (HO{sub 2}, H{sub 2}O{sub 2}), and H, enable one to predict the ignition delay. Computer simulations are made with the KIVA II code. They show good agreement between the experimental and the calculated ignition delays. They also indicate that, during the ignition delay, reactions occur first at the boundary of the fuel spray. A temperature increase of about 100 K takes place at the hottest points, which correspond to concentration maxima of the three branching species. Time-dependent evolutions of average concentrations show that RO{sub 2}H reaches a maximum first, then H{sub 2}O{sub 2}, and lastly the H atom.

Sahetchian, K. [CNRS, Saint-Cyr-l`Ecole (France). Lab. de Mecanique Physique] [CNRS, Saint-Cyr-l`Ecole (France). Lab. de Mecanique Physique; Champoussin, J.C.; Brun, M. [Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Ecully (France). Lab. de Machines Thermiques] [Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Ecully (France). Lab. de Machines Thermiques

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental modeling of Wiener filters estimated on an operating diesel engine  

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Abstract Sound source separation in diesel engines can be implemented using a Wiener filter, or spectrofilter, that can extract the combustion contribution in the overall noise. In this study this filter characterizes the transfer function between a cylinder pressure and a measurement point. An engine is characterized by several filters (one for each cylinder) which are estimated for many operating conditions (engine speed and load). The purpose of this work is to obtain an averaged spectrofilter allowing the synthesis of combustion noise in all operating conditions. This synthesis should be accurate enough to be used in perceptive studies. In order to refine the spectrofilter estimation in the medium frequency band, this paper consists in taking advantage of the multitude of information given by the estimations from different operating conditions. To do this, an experimental model is adopted so modal parameters are extracted from a great number of measured filters. Different procedures such as the ESPRIT method or the LSCE method (modal analysis) are used to decompose the impulse responses on a complex exponential basis. The spectrofilters estimated from different operating conditions are analyzed and compared in this reduced basis, in order to identify the underlying structural parameters. These parameters are compared to the results of an experimental characterization of the stopped engine. The accuracy of the synthesis (number of components of the filter) is an important issue because these filters will be used in perceptive applications, extracting combustion noises. This paper is an extended version of the work initially presented at the conference Surveillance 6 in November 2011 in Compiègne, France [1] (J. Drouet, Quentin Leclere, Etienne Parizet. Experimental modeling of Wiener filters estimated on an operating diesel engine, in: Proceedings of the Surveillance, vol. 6, Compi‘egne, France, 2011.).

Julie Drouet; Quentin Leclère; Etienne Parizet

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The influence of propylene glycol ethers on base diesel properties and emissions from a diesel engine  

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Abstract The oxygenated additives propylene glycol methyl ether (PGME), propylene glycol ethyl ether (PGEE), dipropylene glycol methyl ether (DPGME) were studied to determine their influence on both the base diesel fuel properties and the exhaust emissions from a diesel engine (CO, NOx, unburnt hydrocarbons and smoke). For diesel blends with low oxygen content (?4.0 wt.%), the addition of these compounds to base diesel fuel decreases aromatic content, kinematic viscosity, cold filter plugging point and Conradson carbon residue. Also, each compound modifies the distillation curve at temperatures below the corresponding oxygenated compound boiling point, the distillate percentage being increased. The blend cetane number depends on the type of propylene glycol ether added, its molecular weight, and the oxygen content of the fuel. The addition of PGME decreased slightly diesel fuel cetane number, while PGEE and DPGME increased it. Base diesel fuel-propylene glycol ether blends with 1.0 and 2.5 wt.% oxygen contents were used in order to determine the performance of the diesel engine and its emissions at both full and medium loads and different engine speeds (1000, 2500 and 4000 rpm). In general, at full load and in comparison with base diesel fuel, the blends show a slight reduction of oxygen-free specific fuel consumption. CO emissions are reduced appreciably for 2.5 wt.% of oxygen blends, mainly for PGEE and DPGME. \\{NOx\\} emissions are reduced slightly, but not the smoke. Unburnt hydrocarbon emissions decrease at 1000 and 2500 rpm, but not at 4000 rpm. At medium load, the effect of the additives is much less significant, due to the fact that the ratio oxygen from additive/oxygen from air is much lower.

F. Gómez-Cuenca; M. Gómez-Marín; M.B. Folgueras-Díaz

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Propane Buses Shuttle Visitors in Maine  

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Propane Buses Shuttle Propane Buses Shuttle Visitors in Maine to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Propane Buses Shuttle Visitors in Maine on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Propane Buses Shuttle Visitors in Maine on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Propane Buses Shuttle Visitors in Maine on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Propane Buses Shuttle Visitors in Maine on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Propane Buses Shuttle Visitors in Maine on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Propane Buses Shuttle Visitors in Maine on AddThis.com... Oct. 13, 2012 Propane Buses Shuttle Visitors in Maine W atch how travelers in Bar Harbor, Maine, rely on propane-powered shuttle buses. For information about this project, contact Maine Clean Communities.

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Propane Buses Save Money for Virginia  

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Propane Buses Save Propane Buses Save Money for Virginia Schools to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Propane Buses Save Money for Virginia Schools on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Propane Buses Save Money for Virginia Schools on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Propane Buses Save Money for Virginia Schools on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Propane Buses Save Money for Virginia Schools on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Propane Buses Save Money for Virginia Schools on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Propane Buses Save Money for Virginia Schools on AddThis.com... Feb. 25, 2010 Propane Buses Save Money for Virginia Schools F ind out how Gloucester County Schools' propane buses are quieter and cost

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Biodiesel Emissions Testing with a Modern Diesel Engine - Equipment Only: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-10-399  

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To evaluate the emissions and performance impact of biodiesel in a modern diesel engine equipped with a diesel particulate filter. This testing is in support of the Non-Petroleum Based Fuels (NPBF) 2010 Annual Operating Plan (AOP).

Williams, A.

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A New Intelligent Fusion Method of Multi-Dimensional Sensors and Its Application to Tribo-System Fault Diagnosis of Marine Diesel Engines  

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Marine diesel engines, a critical component to provide ... to ensure their safety operation. Vibration and wear debris analysis are currently the most popular ... , a new fault diagnosis technique for the marine ...

Zhixiong Li; Xinping Yan; Zhiwei Guo; Peng Liu; Chengqing Yuan…

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of NTE Windows and a Work-Based Method to Determine In-Use Emissions of a Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine  

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Poster presentation at the 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency & Emissions Research Conference (DEER 2007). 13-16 August, 2007, Detroit, Michigan. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (OFCVT).

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The Chemistry of the Thermal DeNOx Process: A Review of the Technology's Possible Application to control of NOx from Diesel Engines  

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This paper presents a review of the Thermal DeNOx process with respect to its application to control of NOx emissions from diesel engines. The chemistry of the process is discussed first in empirical and then theoretical terms. Based on this discussion the possibilities of applying the process to controlling NOx emissions from diesel engines is considered. Two options are examined, modifying the requirements of the chemistry of the Thermal DeNOx process to suit the conditions provided by diesel engines and modifying the engines to provide the conditions required by the process chemistry. While the former examination did not reveal any promising opportunities, the latter did. Turbocharged diesel engine systems in which the turbocharger is a net producer of power seem capable of providing the conditions necessary for NOx reduction via the Thermal DeNOx reaction.

Lyon, Richard

2001-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Creation and Testing of the ACES Heavy Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine Test Schedule for Representative Measurement of Heavy-Duty Engine Emissions  

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Poster presentation at the 2007 Diesel Engine-Efficiency & Emissions Research Conference (DEER 2007). 13-16 August, 2007, Detroit, Michigan. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (OFCVT).

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Design of oil consumption measuring system to determine the effects of evolving oil sump composition over time on diesel engine performance and emissions  

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The automotive industry is currently struggling because of the increasingly stricter emissions standards that will take effect in the near future. Diesel engine emissions are of particular interest because they are still ...

Ortiz-Soto, Elliott (Elliott A.)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Injection Pressure on the Combustion, Performance, and Emission Characteristics of a Diesel Engine Fueled with Methanol-blended Diesel Fuel  

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Effect of Injection Pressure on the Combustion, Performance, and Emission Characteristics of a Diesel Engine Fueled with Methanol-blended Diesel Fuel ... Recently, the use of diesel engines has increased by virtue of their low fuel consumption and high efficiencies. ... Tests on the engine fuelled with diesel only were made, and the performance evaluated to form a basis for comparison for those of ethanol-diesel dual fuelling. ...

Mustafa Canakci; Cenk Sayin; Ahmet Necati Ozsezen; Ali Turkcan

2009-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of Biodiesel–Diesel Fuel Blends on Combustion Characteristics in a Light-Duty Diesel Engine Using OpenFOAM  

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Investigation of Biodiesel–Diesel Fuel Blends on Combustion Characteristics in a Light-Duty Diesel Engine Using OpenFOAM ... (1) In addition, biodiesel can be used in existing compression ignition (CI) or diesel engines with minimal or no modifications because its physicochemical characteristics are very similar to those of fossil diesel. ... However, when CME, PME, and SME are blended with 50 vol % of diesel fuel, the general trend as discussed above is not reproduced. ...

Harun Mohamed Ismail; Hoon Kiat Ng; Suyin Gan; Xinwei Cheng; Tommaso Lucchini

2012-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Thick Thermal Barrier Coatings (TTBCs) for Low Emission, High Efficiency Diesel Engine Components  

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The objective of this program was to advance the fundamental understanding of thick thermal barrier coating (TTBC) systems for application to low heat rejection diesel engine combustion chambers. Previous reviews of thermal barrier coating technology concluded that the current level of understanding of coating system behavior is inadequate and the lack of fundamental understanding may impede the application of thermal barrier coating to diesel engines.(1) Areas of TTBC technology examined in this program include powder characteristics and chemistry; bond coating composition, coating design, microstructure and thickness as they affect properties, durability, and reliability; and TTBC "aging" effects (microstructural and property changes) under diesel engine operating conditions. Fifteen TTBC ceramic powders were evaluated. These powders were selected to investigate the effects of different chemistries, different manufacturing methods, lot-to-lot variations, different suppliers and varying impurity levels. Each of the fifteen materials has been sprayed using 36 parameters selected by a design of experiments (DOE) to determine the effects of primary gas (Ar and N2), primary gas flow rate, voltage, arc current, powder feed rate, carrier gas flow rate, and spraying distance. The deposition efficiency, density, and thermal conductivity of the resulting coatings were measured. A coating with a high deposition efficiency and low thermal conductivity is desired from an economic standpoint. An optimum combination of thermal conductivity and disposition efficiency was found for each lot of powder in follow-on experiments and disposition parameters were chosen for full characterization.(2) Strengths of the optimized coatings were determined using 4-point bending specimens. The tensile strength was determined using free-standing coatings made by spraying onto mild steel substrates which were subsequently removed by chemical etching. The compressive strengths of the coatings were determined using composite specimens of ceramic coated onto stainless steel substrates, tested with the coating in compression and the steel in tension. The strength of the coating was determined from an elastic bi-material analysis of the resulting failure of the coating in compression.(3) Altough initial comparisons of the materials would appear to be straight forward from these results, the results of the aging tests of the materials are necessary to insure that trends in properties remain after long term exposure to a diesel environment. Some comparisons can be made, such as the comparison between for lot-to-lot variation. An axial fatigue test to determine the high cycle fatigue behavior of TTBCs was developed at the University of Illinois under funding from this program.(4) A fatigue test apparatus has been designed and initial work performed which demonstrates the ability to provide a routine method of axial testing of coating. The test fixture replaces the normal load frame and fixtures used to transmit the hydraulic oil loading to the sample with the TTBC specimen itself. The TTBC specimen is a composite metal/coating with stainless steel ends. The coating is sprayed onto a mild steel center tube section onto which the stainless steel ends are press fit. The specimen is then machined. After machining, the specimen is placed in an acid bath which etches the mild steel away leaving the TTBC attached to the the stainless steel ends. Plugs are then installed in the ends and the composite specimen loaded in the test fixture where the hydraulic oil pressurizes each end to apply the load. Since oil transmits the load, bending loads are minimized. This test fixture has been modified to allow piston ends to be attached to the specimen which allows tensile loading as well as compressive loading of the specimen. In addition to the room temperature data, specimens have been tested at 800 Degrees C with the surprising result that at high temperature, the TTBC exhibits much higher fatigue strength. Testing of the TTBC using tension/compression cycling has been con

M. Brad Beardsley, Caterpillar Inc.; Dr. Darrell Socie, University of Illinois; Dr. Ed Redja, University of Illinois; Dr. Christopher Berndt, State University of New York at Stony Brook

2006-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of high-temperature lubricants for low-heat rejection diesel engines. Interim report, October 1983-March 1988  

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A single-cylinder diesel engine was modified to simulate a low-heat rejection (LHR) engine, and it was used to develop lubrication requirements for future Army LHR diesel engines. Several high-temperature lubricant (HTL) candidates were evaluated, and the simulated LHR engine discriminated HTL deposition performance over a range of engine cylinder wall temperatures (CWTs). Three HTLs were identified that had promising performance at CWTs of 600 deg F (316 deg C) while none were adequate at 650 deg F (343 deg C). Oil was collected and analyzed from the ring zone of the simulated LHR engine. Oil degradation was as much as 3.7 times more severe in the ring zone as compared to the oil sump. Preliminary oxidation and friction-wear bench tests were investigated. New and used oil analyses flow charts were developed, and analytical techniques to separate and identify HTL additives and base stocks were developed.

Frame, E.A.

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combustion analysis of a direct injection diesel engine when fuelled with sunflower methyl ester and its diesel blends  

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Uncertainty in the availability of petroleum-based fuels in the near future and stringent pollution norms have triggered a search for renewable and clean-burning fuels. The use of vegetable oil as an alternative fuel has for long been in the pipeline, but its direct use has been limited because of its higher viscosity. In this work, sunflower oil was taken as feedstock and the feasibility of sunflower oil methyl ester (SFME) as an alternative fuel for diesel engines was investigated. Tests were conducted in a 4.4 kW, single cylinder, naturally aspirated direct injection diesel engine. It was observed that the premixed combustion phase of SFME and its blends were less intense compared with diesel oil. In addition, it was observed that SFME and its blends had slightly lower thermal efficiency and lower tailpipe emissions than diesel oil.

G. Lakshmi Narayana Rao; S. Saravanan; P. Selva Ilavarasi; G. Devasagayam

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Compression Ratio and Spray Injection Angle on HCCI Combustion in a Small DI Diesel Engine  

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Graduate School and Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University, 17 Haengdang-dong, Sungdong-gu, Seoul 133-791, and Research & Development Division for Hyundai Motor Company & Kia Motors Corporation, Jangduk-dong, Whasung-si, Gyunggi-do, 445-706, Korea ... To realize this fundamental concept and find the optimal operating conditions, injection timing was varied from top dead center (TDC) to 80° before TDC and up to 45% of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) was tested. ... From the deep anal., it was found that adding EGR to the air flow rate to the Diesel engine, rather than displacing some of the inlet air, appears to be a more beneficial way of utilizing EGR in Diesel engines. ...

Myung Yoon Kim; Jee Won Kim; Chang Sik Lee; Je Hyung Lee

2005-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Combustion and performance of a diesel engine with preheated Jatropha curcas oil using waste heat from exhaust gas  

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Abstract The viscosity and density of CJO (crude Jatropha oil) were reduced by heating it using the heat from exhaust gas of a diesel engine with an appropriately designed helical coil heat exchanger. Experiments were conducted to evaluate the combustion characteristics of a DI (direct injection) diesel engine using PJO (preheated Jatropha oil). It exhibited a marginally higher cylinder gas pressure, rate of pressure rise and heat release rate as compared to HSD (high speed diesel) during the initial stages of combustion for all engine loadings. Ignition delay was shorter for PJO as compared to HSD. The results also indicated that BSFC (brake specific fuel consumption) and EGT (exhaust gas temperature) increased while BTE (brake thermal efficiency) decreased with PJO as compared to HSD for all engine loadings. The reductions in CO2 (carbon dioxide), HC (hydrocarbon) and \\{NOx\\} (nitrous oxide) emissions were observed for PJO along with increased CO (carbon monoxide) emission as compared to those of HSD.

Priyabrata Pradhan; Hifjur Raheman; Debasish Padhee

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical analysis of the scavenge flow and convective heat transfer in large two-stroke marine diesel engines  

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Abstract A novel computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model is presented for the study of the scavenging process and convective heat transfer in a large two-stroke low-speed uniflow-scavenged marine diesel engine. The engine is modeled using a fully resolved 12° sector, corresponding to one scavenge port, with cyclic boundaries in the tangential direction. The CFD model is strongly coupled to experiments and effectively provides a high order “interpolation” of the engine processes through the solution of the Reynolds-Averaged Navier–Stokes (RANS) equations subject to boundary conditions obtained through experiments. The imposed experimental data includes time histories of the pressure difference across the engine and the heat release during combustion. The model is validated by a numerical sensitivity analysis and through a comparison of model predictions and experimental data, which shows a good agreement. The results show an effective scavenging and a low convective heat loss in agreement with experimental data for large marine diesel engines.

E. Sigurdsson; K.M. Ingvorsen; M.V. Jensen; S. Mayer; S. Matlok; J.H. Walther

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Dual-fuel natural gas/diesel engines: Technology, performance, and emissions. Topical report, February 1993-November 1994  

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An investigation of current dual-fuel natural gas/diesel engine design, performance, and emissions was conducted. The most pressing technological problems associated with dual-fuel engine use were identified along with potential solutions. It was concluded that dual-fuel engines can achieve low NOx and particulate emissions while retaining fuel-efficiency and BMEP levels comparable to those of diesel engines. The investigation also examined the potential economic impact of dual-fuel engines in diesel-electric locomotives, marine vessels, farm equipment, construction, mining, and industrial equipment, and stand-alone electricity generation systems. Recommendations for further additional funding to support research, development, and demonstration in these applications were then presented.

Turner, S.H.; Weaver, C.S.

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of hydrogen addition on criteria and greenhouse gas emissions for a marine diesel engine  

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Abstract Hydrogen remains an attractive alternative fuel to petroleum and a number of investigators claim that adding hydrogen to the air intake manifold of a diesel engine will reduce criteria emissions and diesel fuel consumption. Such claims are appealing when trying to simultaneously reduce petroleum consumption, greenhouse gases and criteria pollutants. The goal of this research was to measure the change in criteria emissions (CO, NOx, and PM2.5) and greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2), using standard test methods for a wide range of hydrogen addition rates. A two-stroke Detroit Diesel Corporation 12V-71TI marine diesel engine was mounted on an engine dynamometer and tested at three out of the four loads specified in the ISO 8178-4 E3 emission test cycle and at idle. The engine operated on CARB ultra-low sulfur #2 diesel with hydrogen added at flow rates of 0, 22 and 220 SLPM. As compared with the base case without hydrogen, measurements showed that hydrogen injection at 22 and 220 SLPM had negligible influence on the overall carbon dioxide specific emission, EF CO 2 . However, in examining data at each load the data revealed that at idle EF CO 2 was reduced by 21% at 22 SLPM (6.9% of the added fuel energy was from hydrogen) and 37.3% at 220 SLPM (103.1% of the added fuel energy was from hydrogen). At all other loads, the influence of added hydrogen was insignificant. Specific emissions for nitrogen oxides, EF NO x , and fine particulate matters, EF PM 2.5 , showed a trade-off relationship at idle. At idle, EF NO x was reduced by 28% and 41% with increasing hydrogen flow rates, whilst EF PM 2.5 increased by 41% and 86% respectively. For other engine loads, EF NO x and EF PM 2.5 did not change significantly with varying hydrogen flow rates. One of the main reasons for the greater impact of hydrogen at idle is that the contribution of hydrogen to the total fuel energy is much higher at idle as compared to the other loads. The final examination in this paper was the system energy balance when hydrogen is produced by an on-board electrolysis unit. An analysis at 75% engine load showed that hydrogen production increased the overall equivalent fuel consumption by 2.6% at 22 SLPM and 17.7% at 220 SLPM.

Hansheng Pan; Sam Pournazeri; Marko Princevac; J. Wayne Miller; Shankar Mahalingam; M. Yusuf Khan; Varalakshmi Jayaram; William A. Welch

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fumigation of a heavy duty common rail marine diesel engine with ethanol–water mixtures  

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A heavy duty common rail marine diesel engine operating with two stage injection is tested under load on a test bench with vapourised ethanol–water mixtures mixed into the inlet air at various rates. Ethanol/water mixture strengths of 93%, 72% and 45% by mass are tested. Results are presented for two engine loads at 1800 rpm, with brake mean effective pressure (BMEP) 17 bar and 20 bar. At each test point, constant engine speed and brake torque are maintained for various rates of aqueous ethanol addition. Small increases in brake thermal efficiency are measured with moderate rates of ethanol addition at a BMEP of 20 bar. Exhaust emissions of oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, oxygen and carbon dioxide, and exhaust opacity are measured. CO emissions and exhaust opacity tend to increase with increased ethanol addition. \\{NOx\\} emissions tend to decrease with increased ethanol addition and with increased water content. Hydrocarbon emissions remain low, near the detection limit of the analyser. Cylinder pressure and the electronically controlled two stage liquid fuel injection timing are recorded with a high speed data acquisition system. Apparent heat release rate is calculated from the measured cylinder pressure. The apparent heat release rate and fuel injection timing together allow analysis of the mechanism of the combustion process with ethanol fumigation. Two stage injection involves a small pre-injection of diesel fuel to reduce early pressure rise rates in normal diesel engine combustion. Even though injection timing is retarded by the Engine Control Unit as more ethanol is added, combustion timing effectively advances due to the effect of two stage injection. Where the ethanol/air mixture strength is above the lower flammability limit at compression temperatures, the mixture is ignited by the pre-injection and begins to burn rapidly by flame propagation and/or autoignitive propagation before the main liquid fuel injection begins. This occurs for ethanol energy substitution rates greater than 30%. Two distinct peaks in heat release rate appear at the higher ethanol rates. Severe knock becomes apparent for 34% ethanol. Two stage injection may be disadvantageous in these circumstances.

L. Goldsworthy

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparative NEXAFS Study on Soot Obtained from an Ethylene/Air Flame, a Diesel Engine, and Graphite  

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Comparative NEXAFS Study on Soot Obtained from an Ethylene/Air Flame, a Diesel Engine, and Graphite ... Aerosol and Nanostructures Laboratory, Istituto Motori, CNR, Napoli, Italy, and Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering and Consortium for Fossil Fuel Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40515 ... Microstructure and molecular structure properties of different carbonaceous byproducts from combustion are fundamental to evaluate the radiative properties of such materials when combustion aerosols interact with solar radiation in atmosphere. ...

Stefano di Stasio; Artur Braun

2005-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Fuel Sulfur Content and Diesel Oxidation Catalyst on PM Emitted from Light-Duty Diesel Engine  

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This work aims at the particle number concentrations and size distributions, sulfate and trace metals emitted from a diesel engine fueled with three different sulfur content fuels, operating with and without DOC. ... Figure 2. Sulfate emission rate and fuel consumption as a function of sulfur content at engine speed of 2690 rpm. ... Thus, the use of low metal fuels and lubricating oil is as important to the environment and human health as low sulfur fuels, especially for engines with after-treatment devices. ...

Hong Zhao; Yunshan Ge; Xiaochen Wang; Jianwei Tan; Aijuan Wang; Kewei You

2010-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Diesel Engine Cold-Start Performance: Definition of a Grading System To Assess the Impact of Fuel  

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In general, the term biodiesel covers a variety of materials made from vegetable oils or animal fats. ... Thus, with optimized settings (Figure 7), it is possible to obtain the same performance for conventional diesels and blends with biodiesel. ... Körfer, T.; Lamping, M.; Rohs, H.; Adolph, D.; Pischinger, S.; Wix, K.The future power density of HSDI diesel engines with lowest engine out emissions—A key element for upcoming CO2 demands. ...

L. Starck; H. Perrin; B. Walter; N. Jeuland

2011-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

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An experimental study of gaseous exhaust emissions of diesel engine using blend of natural fatty acid methyl ester  

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Vegetable oil form in Natural Fatty Acid Methyl Ester (FAME) has their own advantages: first of all they are available everywhere in the world. Secondly, they are renewable as the vegetables which produce oil seeds can be planted year after year. Thirdly, they are friendly with our environment, as they seldom contain sulphur element in them. This makes vegetable fuel studies become current among the various popular investigations. This study is attempt to optimization of using blend FAME on diesel engine by experimental laboratory. The investigation experimental project is comparison between using blend FAME and base diesel fuel. The engine experiment is conducted with YANMAR TF120M single cylinder four stroke diesel engine set-up at variable engine speed with constant load. The data have been taken at each point of engine speed during the stabilized engine-operating regime. Measurement of emissions parameters at difference engine speed conditions have generally indicated lower in emission NOx, but slightly higher on CO2 emission. The result also shown that the blends FAME are good in fuel consumption and potentially good substitute fuels for diesel engine

Agung Sudrajad; Ismail Ali; Khalid Samo; Danny Faturachman

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental investigation on thermal barrier coated diesel engine fueled with diesel-biodiesel-ethanol-diethyl ether blends  

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In the present work diesel-biodiesel-ethanol (DBE) and diesel-biodiesel-diethyl ether (DBD) fuels are tested with normal diesel engine and the diesel engine coated with the layers of aluminum oxide (Al 2O3) of 0.3?mm and yttria-stabilized zirconia of 0.2?mm. The various performance and emission parameters are analyzed and determined. The experimental work was carried out in a single cylinder water cooled engine coupled with eddy current dynamometer. The AVL make five gas analyzer and smoke meter were used to measure the different exhaust pollutants. The result shows that the brake thermal efficiency of coated engine is more than that of base diesel at high loads. The thermal barrier coated engine using fuel as diesel biodiesel and ethanol (TDBE) produces the lowest carbon monoxide (CO) emissions among all the fuels that are selected. In addition it produces the lowest carbon dioxide (CO2) at higher loads. Both the thermal barrier coated engine using fuel as diesel biodiesel and diethyl ether (TDBD) and TDBE have higher NOx emissions among almost all the fuels used. The TDBE and TDBD have higher smoke emissions at initial loads but eventually show lower smoke emissions at higher loads. The thermal barrier coated diesel engine fueled with DBE and DBD shows an increase in engine power and specific fuel consumption as well as significant improvements in exhaust gas emissions except NOx.

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DELTA-DIESEL ENGINE LIGHT TRUCK APPLICATION Contract DE-FC05-97OR22606 Final Report  

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DELTA Diesel Engine Light Truck Application End of Contract Report DE-FC05-97-OR22606 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report is the final technical report of the Diesel Engine Light Truck Application (DELTA) program under contract DE-FC05-97-OR22606. During the course of this contract, Detroit Diesel Corporation analyzed, designed, tooled, developed and applied the ''Proof of Concept'' (Generation 0) 4.0L V-6 DELTA engine and designed the successor ''Production Technology Demonstration'' (Generation 1) 4.0L V-6 DELTA engine. The objectives of DELTA Program contract DE-FC05-97-OR22606 were to: Demonstrate production-viable diesel engine technologies, specifically intended for the North American LDT and SUV markets; Demonstrate emissions compliance with significant fuel economy advantages. With a clean sheet design, DDC produced the DELTA engine concept promising the following attributes: 30-50% improved fuel economy; Low cost; Good durability and reliability; Acceptable noise, vibration and harshness (NVH); State-of-the-art features; Even firing, 4 valves per cylinder; High pressure common rail fuel system; Electronically controlled; Turbocharged, intercooled, cooled EGR; Extremely low emissions via CLEAN Combustion{copyright} technology. To demonstrate the engine technology in the SUV market, DDC repowered a 1999 Dodge Durango with the DELTA Generation 0 engine. Fuel economy improvements were approximately 50% better than the gasoline engine replaced in the vehicle.

Hakim, Nabil Balnaves, Mike

2003-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Buses Go Green in Virginia  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

School Buses Go Green School Buses Go Green in Virginia to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Buses Go Green in Virginia on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Buses Go Green in Virginia on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Buses Go Green in Virginia on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Buses Go Green in Virginia on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Buses Go Green in Virginia on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: School Buses Go Green in Virginia on AddThis.com... Oct. 1, 2011 School Buses Go Green in Virginia " We've taken some important first steps toward lower emissions and reduced dependence on foreign oil. Everybody needs to be doing everything they can

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Transit Buses: Today's Pioneers in Fuel Cell  

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Transit Buses: Today's Transit Buses: Today's Pioneers in Fuel Cell Transportation to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Transit Buses: Today's Pioneers in Fuel Cell Transportation on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Transit Buses: Today's Pioneers in Fuel Cell Transportation on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Transit Buses: Today's Pioneers in Fuel Cell Transportation on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Transit Buses: Today's Pioneers in Fuel Cell Transportation on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Transit Buses: Today's Pioneers in Fuel Cell Transportation on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Transit Buses: Today's Pioneers in Fuel Cell Transportation on AddThis.com... Transit Buses: Today's Pioneers in Fuel Cell Transportation

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Innovation, the diesel engine and vehicle markets: Evidence from OECD engine patents  

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Abstract This paper uses a patent data set to identify factors fostering innovation of diesel engines between 1974 and 2010 in the OECD region. The propensity of engine producers to innovate grew by 1.9 standard deviations after the expansion of the car market, by 0.7 standard deviations following a shift in the EU fuel economy standard, and by 0.23 standard deviations. The propensity to develop emissions control techniques was positively influenced by pollution control laws introduced in Japan, in the US, and in the EU, but not with the expansion of the car market. Furthermore, a decline in loan rates stimulated the propensity to develop emissions control techniques, which were simultaneously crowded out by increases in publicly-funded transport research and development. Innovation activities in engine efficiency are explained by market size, loan rates and by (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) diesel prices, inclusive of taxes. Price effects on innovation, outweigh that of the US corporate average fuel economy standards. Innovation is also positively influenced by past transport research and development.

David Bonilla; Justin D.K. Bishop; Colin J. Axon; David Banister

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wear mechanism and wear prevention in coal-fueled diesel engines. Task 7, Extended wear testing  

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Over the past several years, interest has arisen in the development of coal-fired diesel engines for the purpose of efficiently utilizing the extensive coal reserves in the United States, and therefore reducing dependence on foreign oil. One process, which is being considered for use in producing clean coal fuel products involves mild gasification. This process produces by-products which can be further refined and, when blended with neat diesel fuel, used as an engine fuel. The purpose of this task was to test a blend of this coal liquid and diesel fuel (referred to as coal-lite) in an engine, and determine if any detrimental results were observed. This was done by performing a back-to-back performance and emission test of neat diesel fuel and the coal-lite fuel, followed by a 500-hour test of the coal-lite fuel, and completed by a back-to-back performance and emission test of the coal-lite fuel and neat diesel fuel.

Wakenell, J.F.; Fritz, S.G.; Schwalb, J.A.

1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wear mechanism and wear prevention in coal-fueled diesel engines  

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Over the past several years, interest has arisen in the development of coal-fired diesel engines for the purpose of efficiently utilizing the extensive coal reserves in the United States, and therefore reducing dependence on foreign oil. One process, which is being considered for use in producing clean coal fuel products involves mild gasification. This process produces by-products which can be further refined and, when blended with neat diesel fuel, used as an engine fuel. The purpose of this task was to test a blend of this coal liquid and diesel fuel (referred to as coal-lite) in an engine, and determine if any detrimental results were observed. This was done by performing a back-to-back performance and emission test of neat diesel fuel and the coal-lite fuel, followed by a 500-hour test of the coal-lite fuel, and completed by a back-to-back performance and emission test of the coal-lite fuel and neat diesel fuel.

Wakenell, J.F.; Fritz, S.G.; Schwalb, J.A.

1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Fuel Physical Properties on Diesel Engine Combustion Using Diesel and Bio-Diesel Fuels  

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A computational study is performed to investigate the effects of physical property on diesel engine combustion characteristics using bio-diesel fuels. Properties of typical bio-diesel fuels that were either calculated or measured are used in the study and the simulation results are compared with those of conventional diesel fuels. Sensitivity of the computational results to individual physical properties is also investigated, and the results can provide information for desirable characteristics of the blended fuels. The properties considered in this study include liquid density, vapor pressure, surface tension, liquid viscosity, liquid thermal conductivity, liquid specific heat, latent heat, vapor specific heat, vapor diffusion coefficient, vapor viscosity and vapor thermal conductivity. The results show significant effects of the fuel physical properties on ignition delay and burning rates at various engine operating conditions. It is seen that there is no single physical property that dominates differences of ignition delay between diesel and bio-diesel fuels. However, among the 11 properties considered in the study, the simulation results were found to be most sensitive to the liquid fuel density, vapor pressure and surface tension through their effects on the mixture preparation processes.

Ra, Youngchul [ORNL; Reitz, Rolf [University of Wisconsin; McFarlane, Joanna [ORNL; Daw, C Stuart [ORNL

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wear mechanism and wear prevention in coal-fueled diesel engines  

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Coal fueled diesel engines present unique wear problems in the piston ring/cylinder liner area because of their tendency to contaminate the lube-oil with high concentrations of highly abrasive particles. This program involved a series of bench-scale wear tests and engine tests designed to investigate various aspects of the ring/liner wear problem and to make specific recommendations to engine manufacturers as to how to alleviate these problems. The program was organized into tasks, designed to accomplish the following objectives: (1) define the predominant wear mechanisms causing accelerated wear in the ring/liner area; (2) investigate the effectiveness of traditional approaches to wear prevention to prevent wear in coal-fueled engines; (3) further refine information on the most promising approaches to wear prevention; (4) present detailed information and recommendations to engine manufacturers on the most promising approach to wear prevention; (5) present a final report covering the entire program; (6)complete engine tests with a coal-derived liquid fuel, and investigate the effects of the fuel on engine wear and emissions.

Schwalb, J.A.; Ryan, T.W.

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wear mechanism and wear prevention in coal-fueled diesel engines. Final report  

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Coal fueled diesel engines present unique wear problems in the piston ring/cylinder liner area because of their tendency to contaminate the lube-oil with high concentrations of highly abrasive particles. This program involved a series of bench-scale wear tests and engine tests designed to investigate various aspects of the ring/liner wear problem and to make specific recommendations to engine manufacturers as to how to alleviate these problems. The program was organized into tasks, designed to accomplish the following objectives: (1) define the predominant wear mechanisms causing accelerated wear in the ring/liner area; (2) investigate the effectiveness of traditional approaches to wear prevention to prevent wear in coal-fueled engines; (3) further refine information on the most promising approaches to wear prevention; (4) present detailed information and recommendations to engine manufacturers on the most promising approach to wear prevention; (5) present a final report covering the entire program; (6)complete engine tests with a coal-derived liquid fuel, and investigate the effects of the fuel on engine wear and emissions.

Schwalb, J.A.; Ryan, T.W.

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A competing risk model for the reliability of cylinder liners in marine Diesel engines  

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In this paper, a competing risk model is proposed to describe the reliability of the cylinder liners of a marine Diesel engine. Cylinder liners presents two dominant failure modes: wear degradation and thermal cracking. The wear process is described through a stochastic process, whereas the failure time due to the thermal cracking is described by the Weibull distribution. The use of the proposed model allows performing goodness-of-fit test and parameters estimation on the basis of both wear and failure data. Moreover, it enables reliability estimates of the state of the liners to be obtained and the hierarchy of the failure mechanisms to be determined for any given age and wear level of the liner. The model has been applied to a real data set: 33 cylinder liners of Sulzer RTA 58 engines, which equip twin ships of the Grimaldi Group. Estimates of the liner reliability and of other quantities of interest under the competing risk model are obtained, as well as the conditional failure probability and mean residual lifetime, given the survival age and the accumulated wear. Furthermore, the model has been used to estimate the probability that a liner fails due to one of the failure modes when both of these modes act.

D. Bocchetti; M. Giorgio; M. Guida; G. Pulcini

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Species Inhibition of NO oxidation in Urea-SCR Catalysts for Diesel Engine NOx Control  

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Urea-selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalysts are regarded as the leading NOx aftertreatment technology to meet the 2010 NOx emission standards for on-highway vehicles running on heavy-duty diesel engines. However, issues such as low NOx conversion at low temperature conditions still exist due to various factors, including incomplete urea thermolysis, inhibition of SCR reactions by hydrocarbons and H2O. We have observed a noticeable reduction in the standard SCR reaction efficiency at low temperature with increasing water content. We observed a similar effect when hydrocarbons are present in the stream. This effect is absent under fast SCR conditions where NO ~ NO2 in the feed gas. As a first step in understanding the effects of such inhibition on SCR reaction steps, kinetic models that predict the inhibition behavior of H2O and hydrocarbons on NO oxidation are presented in the paper. A one-dimensional SCR model was developed based on conservation of species equations and was coded as a C-language S-function and implemented in Matlab/Simulink environment. NO oxidation and NO2 dissociation kinetics were defined as a function of the respective adsorbate’s storage in the SCR catalyst. The corresponding kinetic models were then validated on temperature ramp tests that showed good match with the test data.

Devarakonda, Maruthi N.; Tonkyn, Russell G.; Tran, Diana N.; Lee, Jong H.; Herling, Darrell R.

2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Species Inhibition of NO Oxidation in Urea-SCR Catalysts for Diesel Engine NOx Control  

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Urea-selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalysts are regarded as the leading NOx aftertreatment technology to meet the 2010 NOx emission standards for on-highway vehicles running on heavy-duty diesel engines. However, issues such as low NOx conversion at low temperature conditions still exist due to various factors, including incomplete urea thermolysis, inhibition of SCR reactions by hydrocarbons and H2O. We have observed a noticeable reduction in the standard SCR reaction efficiency at low temperature with increasing water content. We observed a similar effect when hydrocarbons are present in the stream. This effect is absent under fast SCR conditions where NO ~ NO2 in the feed gas. As a first step in understanding the effects of such inhibition on SCR reaction steps, kinetic models that predict the inhibition behavior of H2O and hydrocarbons on NO oxidation are presented in the paper. A one-dimensional SCR model was developed based on conservation of species equations and was coded as a C-language S-function and implemented in Matlab/Simulink environment. NO oxidation and NO2 dissociation kinetics were defined as a function of the respective adsorbate’s storage in the Fe-zeolite SCR catalyst. The corresponding kinetic models were then validated on temperature ramp tests that showed good match with the test data. Such inhibition models will improve the accuracy of model based control design for integrated DPF-SCR aftertreatment systems.

Devarakonda, Maruthi N.; Tonkyn, Russell G.; Tran, Diana N.; Lee, Jong H.; Herling, Darrell R.

2011-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

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A methodology for laser diagnostics in large-bore marine two-stroke diesel engines  

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Large two-stroke diesel engines for marine propulsion offer several challenges to successful implementation of the laser diagnostic techniques applied extensively in smaller automotive engines. For this purpose a fully operational large-bore engine has been modified to allow flexible optical access, through 24 optical ports with clear diameters of 40 mm. By mounting the entire optical set-up directly to the engine, effects of the vigorous vibrations and thermal drifts on alignment can be minimized. Wide-angle observation and illumination, as well as relatively large aperture detection, is made possible through mounting of optical modules and relays inside optical ports. This allows positioning of the last optical element within 10 mm from the cylinder wall. Finally, the implementation on a multi-cylinder engine allows for flexible and independent operation of the optically accessible cylinder for testing purposes. The performance of the integrated optical engine and imaging system developed is demonstrated through laser Mie scattering imaging of fuel jet structures, from which information on liquid penetration and spray angles can be deduced. Double pulse laser-sheet imaging of native in-cylinder structures is also demonstrated, for the purpose of velocimetry.

J Hult; S Mayer

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of using emulsified diesel fuel on the performance and pollutants emitted from diesel engine  

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Abstract This manuscript investigates the effect of emulsified diesel fuel on the engine performance and on the main pollutant emissions for a water-cooled, four stroke, four cylinders, and direct injection diesel engine. Emulsified diesel fuels with water content of range 0–30% by volume were used. The experiments were conducted in the speed range from 1000 to 3000 rpm. It was found that, in general, the using emulsified fuel improves the engine performance and reduces emissions. While the brake specific fuel consumption (BSFC) has a minimum value at 5% water content and 2000 rpm. The torque (T), the break mean effective pressure (BMEP) and thermal efficiency (?th) are found to have maximum values under these conditions. The emission CO2 was found to increase with engine speed and to decrease with water content. \\{NOx\\} produced from emulsified fuel is significantly less than that produced from pure diesel under the same conditions. And as the percentage of water content in the emulsion increases, the emitted amount of oxygen also increases.

Ali Alahmer

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combustion characteristics of dry coal-powder-fueled adiabatic diesel engine: Final report  

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This report describes the progress and findings of a research program aimed at investigating the combustion characteristics of dry coal powder fueled diesel engine. During this program, significant achievements were made in overcoming many problems facing the coal-powder-fueled engine. The Thermal Ignition Combustion System (TICS) concept was used to enhance the combustion of coal powder fuel. The major coal-fueled engine test results and accomplishments are as follows: design, fabrication and engine testing of improved coal feed system for fumigation of coal powder to the intake air; design, fabrication and engine testing of the TICS chamber made from a superalloy material (Hastelloy X); design, fabrication and engine testing of wear resistant chrome oxide ceramic coated piston rings and cylinder liner; lubrication system was improved to separate coal particles from the contaminated lubricating oil; control of the ignition timing of fumigated coal powder by utilizing exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and variable TICS chamber temperature; coal-fueled engine testing was conducted in two configurations: dual fuel (with diesel pilot) and 100% coal-fueled engine without diesel pilot or heated intake air; cold starting of the 100% coal-powder-fueled engine with a glow plug; and coal-fueled-engine was operated from 800 to 1800 rpm speed and idle to full load engine conditions.

Kakwani, R.M.; Kamo, R.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An experimental study of emission and combustion characteristics of marine diesel engine with fuel pump malfunctions  

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Abstract Presented paper shows the results of the laboratory study on the relation between the chosen malfunctions of a fuel pump and the exhaust gas composition of the marine engine. The object of research is a laboratory four-stroke diesel engine, operated at a constant speed. During the research over 50 parameters were measured with technical condition of the engine recognized as “working properly” and with simulated fuel pump malfunctions. Considered malfunctions are: fuel injection timing delay and two sets of fuel leakages in the fuel pump of one engine cylinder. The results of laboratory research confirm that fuel injection timing delay and fuel leakage in the fuel pump cause relatively small changes in thermodynamic parameters of the engine. Changes of absolute values are so small they may be omitted by marine engines operators. The measuring of the exhaust gas composition shows markedly affection with simulated malfunctions of the fuel pump. Engine operation with delayed fuel injection timing in one cylinder indicates CO2 emission increase and \\{NOx\\} emission decreases. CO emission increases only at high the engine loads. Fuel leakage in the fuel pump causes changes in CO emission, the increase of CO2 emission and the decrease of \\{NOx\\} emission.

Jerzy Kowalski

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Particle size distributions from heavy-duty diesel engine operated on low-sulfur marine fuel  

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Particulate matter (PM) emission characteristics of a four-stroke diesel engine were investigated while operating on low-sulfur marine gas oil. PM size distributions appeared to be unimodal (accumulation mode) with fairly constant count median diameter (CMD) of 55–65 nm for all test modes at maximum engine speed. The slightly bigger CMD of around 76 nm for unimodal particle size distributions at 1080 rpm at medium- and high-load conditions was observed. The bimodal size distribution was registered only at very low load with nuclei CMD being below 15 nm, accumulation CMD of around 82 nm and percentage of nanoparticles of around 65%. The study of primary dilution air temperature (PDT) effect revealed a significant reduction in total particle number for all operating conditions when PDT was increased from 30 °C to 400 °C. This also had an effect on particle CMD values and is believed to be due to evaporation of sulfuric acid with bound water and certain organic fractions that were formed during dilution process (at PDT = 30 °C). At very low load intermediate speed conditions, the heating of dilution air had a very little effect on the nucleation mode, which could suggest that it primarily consists of heavy hydrocarbons associated with lubrication oil.

Sergey Ushakov; Harald Valland; Jørgen B. Nielsen; Erik Hennie

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abrasive wear by diesel engine coal-fuel and related particles  

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The purpose of the work summarized in this report was to obtain a basic understanding of the factors which are responsible for wear of the piston ring and cylinder wall surfaces in diesel engines utilizing coal-fuel. The approach included analytical studies using scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive x-ray analyses to characterize coal-fuel and various combustion particles, and two different wear tests. The wear tests were a modified pin-on-disk test and a block-on-ring test capable of either unidirectional or reciprocating-rotational sliding. The wear tests in general were conducted with mixtures of the particles and lubricating oil. The particles studied included coal-fuel, particles resulting from the combustion of coal fuel, mineral matter extracted during the processing of coal, and several other common abrasive particle types among which quartz was the most extensively examined. The variables studied included those associated with the particles, such as particle type, size, and hardness; variables related to contact conditions and the surrounding environment; and variables related to the type and properties of the test specimen materials.

Ives, L.K. [National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (United States)

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI) Combustion on a Multi-Cylinder Light-Duty Diesel Engine  

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Reactivity controlled compression ignition is a low-temperature combustion technique that has been shown, both in computational fluid dynamics modeling and single-cylinder experiments, to obtain diesel-like efficiency or better with ultra-low nitrogen oxide and soot emissions, while operating primarily on gasoline-like fuels. This paper investigates reactivity controlled compression ignition operation on a four-cylinder light-duty diesel engine with production-viable hardware using conventional gasoline and diesel fuel. Experimental results are presented over a wide speed and load range using a systematic approach for achieving successful steady-state reactivity controlled compression ignition combustion. The results demonstrated diesel-like efficiency or better over the operating range explored with low engine-out nitrogen oxide and soot emissions. A peak brake thermal efficiency of 39.0% was demonstrated for 2600 r/min and 6.9 bar brake mean effective pressure with nitrogen oxide emissions reduced by an order of magnitude compared to conventional diesel combustion operation. Reactivity controlled compression ignition emissions and efficiency results are compared to conventional diesel combustion operation on the same engine.

Curran, Scott [ORNL; Hanson, Reed M [ORNL; Wagner, Robert M [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acoustic measurements for the combustion diagnosis of diesel engines fuelled with biodiesels  

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In this paper, an experimental investigation was carried out on the combustion process of a compression ignition (CI) engine running with biodiesel blends under steady state operating conditions. The effects of biodiesel on the combustion process and engine dynamics were analysed for non-intrusive combustion diagnosis based on a four-cylinder, four-stroke, direct injection and turbocharged diesel engine. The signals of vibration, acoustic and in-cylinder pressure were measured simultaneously to find their inter-connection for diagnostic feature extraction. It was found that the sound energy level increases with the increase of engine load and speed, and the sound characteristics are closely correlated with the variation of in-cylinder pressure and combustion process. The continuous wavelet transform (CWT) was employed to analyse the non-stationary nature of engine noise in a higher frequency range. Before the wavelet analysis, time synchronous average (TSA) was used to enhance the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of the acoustic signal by suppressing the components which are asynchronous. Based on the root mean square (RMS) values of CWT coefficients, the effects of biodiesel fractions and operating conditions (speed and load) on combustion process and engine dynamics were investigated. The result leads to the potential of airborne acoustic measurements and analysis for engine condition monitoring and fuel quality evaluation.

Dong Zhen; Tie Wang; Fengshou Gu; Belachew Tesfa; Andrew Ball

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Clean Transportation Fuels for School Buses  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Clean Transportation Clean Transportation Fuels for School Buses to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Clean Transportation Fuels for School Buses on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Clean Transportation Fuels for School Buses on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Clean Transportation Fuels for School Buses on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Clean Transportation Fuels for School Buses on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Clean Transportation Fuels for School Buses on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Clean Transportation Fuels for School Buses on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Clean Transportation Fuels for School Buses

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biodiesel Requirement for School Buses  

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Requirement Requirement for School Buses to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biodiesel Requirement for School Buses on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biodiesel Requirement for School Buses on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biodiesel Requirement for School Buses on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biodiesel Requirement for School Buses on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biodiesel Requirement for School Buses on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biodiesel Requirement for School Buses on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Biodiesel Requirement for School Buses Every school bus that is capable of operating on diesel fuel must be

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Fuel Cell School Buses: Report to Congress | Department of Energy  

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Fuel Cell School Buses: Report to Congress Fuel Cell School Buses: Report to Congress The Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen Program has examined the potential for a fuel cell...

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Propane Buses Help Minnesota Schools Carve  

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biodiesel Use in School Buses  

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Biodiesel Use in Biodiesel Use in School Buses to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biodiesel Use in School Buses on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biodiesel Use in School Buses on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biodiesel Use in School Buses on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biodiesel Use in School Buses on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biodiesel Use in School Buses on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biodiesel Use in School Buses on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Biodiesel Use in School Buses The South Carolina Department of Education must fuel state school bus fleets with biodiesel when feasible. (Reference South Carolina Code of Laws

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Tempe Transportation Division: LNG Turbine Hybrid Electric Buses  

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Fact sheet describes the performance of liquefied natural gas (LNG) turbine hybrid electric buses used in Tempe's Transportation Division.

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2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Shaping of fuel delivery characteristics for solenoid operated diesel engine gaseous injectors  

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Solenoid operated gaseous injectors, when compared to conventional liquid fuel diesel injectors, differ in the way the fuel dose and its discharge rate are controlled. While in conventional diesel systems, the fuel dose and its injection rate depends on the fuel injection pump effective stroke and on the plunger diameter and velocity, the solenoid injectors operate in an on-off manner which limits the ability to control the gas discharge rate, resulting in its profile to be basically rectangular in shape. To reduce the gas injection rate at the beginning of the injection process in order to suppress the diesel-knock phenomenon, similar procedures as used in diesel engines could be implemented. One such approach is to use a throttling type pintle nozzle, and another method is to use a double-spring injector with a hole nozzle. The rationale for using such nozzle configurations is that gaseous fuels do not require atomization, and therefore, can be injected at lower discharge velocities than with liquid fuels. The gas delivery characteristics from a solenoid injector has been computer-simulated in order to assess the impact of the investigated three modes of fuel discharge rate control strategies. The simulation results confirmed that the gas dose and its discharge rate can be shaped as required. An experimental set-up is described to measure the gas discharge rate using a special gas injection mass flow rate indicator with a strain-gage sensor installed at the entry to a long tube, similar to that proposed by Bosch for liquid fuel volumetric flow rate measurements.

Hong, H.; Krepec, T.; Kekedjian, H.

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Emission Characteristics of a Diesel Engine Operating with In-Cylinder Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Blending  

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Advanced combustion regimes such as homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) and premixed charge compression ignition (PCCI) offer benefits of reduced nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) emissions. However, these combustion strategies often generate higher carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrocarbon (HC) emissions. In addition, aldehydes and ketone emissions can increase in these modes. In this study, the engine-out emissions of a compression-ignition engine operating in a fuel reactivity- controlled PCCI combustion mode using in-cylinder blending of gasoline and diesel fuel have been characterized. The work was performed on a 1.9-liter, 4-cylinder diesel engine outfitted with a port fuel injection system to deliver gasoline to the engine. The engine was operated at 2300 rpm and 4.2 bar brake mean effective pressure (BMEP) with the ratio of gasoline to diesel fuel that gave the highest engine efficiency and lowest emissions. Engine-out emissions for aldehydes, ketones and PM were compared with emissions from conventional diesel combustion. Sampling and analysis was carried out following micro-tunnel dilution of the exhaust. Particle geometric mean diameter, number-size distribution, and total number concentration were measured by a scanning mobility particle sizer (SMPS). For the particle mass measurements, samples were collected on Teflon-coated quartz-fiber filters and analyzed gravimetrically. Gaseous aldehydes and ketones were sampled using dinitrophenylhydrazine-coated solid phase extraction cartridges and the extracts were analyzed by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS). In addition, emissions after a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) were also measured to investigate the destruction of CO, HC and formaldehydes by the catalyst.

Prikhodko, Vitaly Y [ORNL; Curran, Scott [ORNL; Barone, Teresa L [ORNL; Lewis Sr, Samuel Arthur [ORNL; Storey, John Morse [ORNL; Cho, Kukwon [ORNL; Wagner, Robert M [ORNL; Parks, II, James E [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combustion behaviour of a heavy duty common rail marine Diesel engine fumigated with propane  

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This paper presents results from the testing of a heavy duty common rail marine Diesel engine with electronically controlled two stage liquid fuel injection, operating under load on a test bench with propane mixed into the inlet air at various rates. Results are presented for a range of engine loads, with brake mean effective pressure up to 22 bar at 1800 rpm. The electronic engine control unit is not modified and allowed to respond to the addition of propane according to its inbuilt map. This results in retarded injection timing with increased propane addition at some test points. At each test point, constant engine speed and brake torque are maintained for various rates of propane addition. Cylinder pressure and the injector activation voltage are recorded with a high speed data acquisition system. Apparent heat release rate is calculated from the measured cylinder pressure. At high rates of propane addition very high pressure rise rates and severe knock are measured. At the high brake mean effective pressure conditions tested, knock limits propane supply rates to less than 20% by energy. Small increases in thermal efficiency are indicated with moderate rates of propane addition. Exhaust emissions of NOx, CO, HC and smoke are measured. CO, HC and smoke emissions increase significantly with increasing propane addition. For high propane supply rates, two distinct peaks in heat release rate are measured. Analysis is made of the flammability of the propane–air mixtures at the elevated temperatures at the end of the compression stroke, using the modified Burgess–Wheeler Law. At propane supply rates greater than 25%, the propane–air mixture is flammable in its own right at compression temperature. The apparent heat release rate, fuel injection timing and flammability data allow analysis of the mechanism of the combustion process with propane fumigation.

L. Goldsworthy

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Wear mechanism and wear prevention in coal-fueled diesel engines  

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Contamination of the lube-oil with hard abrasive particles leads to a three-body abrasive wear mechanism that highly accelerates piston ring/cylinder liner wear in coal-fueled diesel engines. One approach to reducing that wear is to modify the size and orientation of surface asperities on the cylinder to enhance the formation of a hydrodynamic film, and to provide avenues of escape for particles that would otherwise be trapped in the wear zone. Another approach is to introduce additives into the contaminated lube-oil that further enhance hydrodynamic film formation, form chemical films on the wearing surfaces, or form films on the contaminant particles. This work focuses on defining the effects of cylinder liner surface finish, various configurations of slots in the cylinder liner surface, and various additives in the contaminated lube-oil on the wear process. Wear tests were initiated in a bench apparatus using coal-ash contaminated lube-oil to test the various wear configurations. The results of these tests indicate that the formation of a hydrodynamic film between the ring and cylinder specimens is enhanced by increasing surface roughness, and by orienting the surface asperities normal to the direction of ring travel but modifications to the cylinder liner surface did not greatly reduce the wear rate. Additives to the lubricant seemed to have a much more significant effect on wear, with a dispersant additive highly accelerating the wear, while a detergent additive was able to reduce the wear almost to the rate achieved where there was no contaminant.

Schwalb, J.A.

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of combustion bowl geometry for the operation of kapok biodiesel – Diesel blends in a stationary diesel engine  

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Abstract The purpose of this research work is to optimize the combustion bowl geometry of a single cylinder stationary diesel engine for the effective operation of KME (kapok methyl ester) – diesel blends. Considering that the reported design modification would render the benefit of adaptation of higher blends of KME, in this study, two different combustion chamber geometries such as TRCC (trapezoidal combustion chamber) and TCC (toroidal combustion chamber) were chosen in addition to the convention design of HCC (hemispherical combustion chamber). In the experimental investigation, suitable blends such as B25 (25% KME + 75% diesel), B50 (50% KME + 50% diesel), B75 (75% KME + 25% diesel) and B100 (100% KME) were tested in a diesel engine with various combustion chamber geometries as mentioned above. Based on the results obtained from this study, TCC was shown to exhibit better performance and emission than TRCC and HCC for all test blends. Further, when compared to diesel, B25 and B50 were found to be the optimum blends with HCC and TCC, respectively, while TRCC seldom evinced better engine characteristics for any of the blends. Categorically, B50 showed a 5.2% increase in BTE (brake thermal efficiency) than diesel with TCC, whereas emissions such as CO (carbon monoxide) and smoke were reduced by 15.7% and 7.8%, respectively, with a comparable NOX (nitrogen oxides) emission with diesel. Similarly, combustion for B50 with TCC was found to be better than diesel, manifesting an increase in maximum heat release rate that that of diesel. Conclusively, from the experimental study, TCC was recognized as an ideal choice of combustion chamber design for the operation of blends up to B50 in a diesel engine.

S. Vedharaj; R. Vallinayagam; W.M. Yang; C.G. Saravanan; P.S. Lee

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Effects of Fuel Injection Timing on Combustion and Emission Characteristics of a Diesel Engine Fueled with Diesel?Propane Blends  

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Effects of Fuel Injection Timing on Combustion and Emission Characteristics of a Diesel Engine Fueled with Diesel?Propane Blends ... State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049, China, and College of Vehicle & Motive Power Engineering, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang, 471003, China ... It is the third most widely used vehicle fuel behind the gasoline and diesel fuels.1 Diesel fuel has been widely used in internal combustion engines due to its high thermal efficiency and low CO2 emission. ...

Zhihao Ma; Zuohua Huang; Chongxiao Li; Xinbin Wang; Haiyan Miao

2007-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

422

Prediction of the Effects of Ethanol-Diesel Fuel Blends on Diesel Engine Performance Characteristics, Combustion, Exhaust Emissions, and Cost  

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Bilgin et al.’s and ?ahin’s experimental studies which have been used in comparisons with numerical results of the present model have been performed in a single cylinder diesel engine at Karadeniz Technical University, Engineering Faculty Mechanical Engineering Department Internal Combustion Engines Laboratory. ... Durgun, O. A practical method for calculation engine cycles Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects, Chamber of Mech. ... Dieselhols (blends of diesels, biodiesels, and alcohols) have received considerable attention because of their low emission of CO2. ...

Z. ?ahin; O. Durgun

2009-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

423

Review and evaluation of Transamerica Delaval, Inc. , diesel engine reliability and operability: Grand Gulf Nuclear Station Unit 1  

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PNL and its consultants conclude that the TDI diesel engines at the GGNS have the needed operability and reliability to fulfill their intended (auxiliary) emergency power function for the first refueling cycle. This conclusion is reached with a number of understandings regarding limits to the engine requirements, NRC concurrence with MP and L findings/conclusions regarding items to be supplied to NRC, limitations on the engine Brake Mean Effective Pressure (BMEP), and MP and L's implementation of the modifications to their proposed surveillance and maintenance program.

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1984-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Comparison of Neat Biodiesels and ULSD in an Optimized Single-Cylinder Diesel Engine with Electronically-Controlled Fuel Injection  

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An Experimental Investigation of the Origin of Increased NOx Emissions When Fueling a Heavy-Duty Compression-Ignition Engine with Soy Biodiesel SAE Int. ... The fuels were then burned in a single-cylinder direct-injection diesel engine and evaluated for both fuel consumption and exhaust emissions of nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide (CO), unburned hydrocarbons, and particulate matter. ... Monyem, A.; Van Gerpen, J.; Canakcl, M.The effect of timing and oxidation on emissions from biodiesel–fueled engines Carbon 2001, 44 ( 1) 35– 42 ...

Michael Mangus; Farshid Kiani; Jonathan Mattson; Christopher Depcik; Edward Peltier; Susan Stagg-Williams

2014-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

425

Influence of Biodiesel Fuel on the Combustion and Emission Formation in a Direct Injection (DI) Diesel Engine  

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The injector needle lift trace at low engine speed was almost identical for both fuels, while at maximum engine speed, a shorter injection delay was observed for biodiesel fuel and the injector needle opened earlier as with D2 fuel. ... Figure 1 Comparison of the engine torque (M), fuel consumption (Gh), and brake specific energy consumption (ge) at full load for biodiesel fuel (BD) and D2 fuel in (a) TAM and (b) MAN engines. ... (7)?Sanatore, A.; Cardone, M.; Rocco, V.; Prati, M. V. A comparative analysis of combustion process in DI diesel engine fueled with biodiesel and diesel fuel. ...

Ales Hribernik; Breda Kegl

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Application of artificial neural network to predict specific fuel consumption and exhaust temperature for a Diesel engine  

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The ability of an artificial neural network model, using a back propagation learning algorithm, to predict specific fuel consumption and exhaust temperature of a Diesel engine for various injection timings is studied. The proposed new model is compared with experimental results. The comparison showed that the consistence between experimental and the network results are achieved by a mean absolute relative error less than 2%. It is considered that a well-trained neural network model provides fast and consistent results, making it an easy-to-use tool in preliminary studies for such thermal engineering problems.

Adnan Parlak; Yasar Islamoglu; Halit Yasar; Aysun Egrisogut

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Chemical Analysis of Diesel Engine Nanoparticles Using a Nano-DMA/Thermal Desorption Particle Beam Mass Spectrometer  

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Modern combustion engines burn cleaner and produce less particulate mass than older models, but it has also been observed that some engines, for example, diesels, emit high number concentrations of a subset of fine particles called nanoparticles (diameter cycle, turbocharged diesel engine that produced a peak torque of 350 N-m at an intermediate engine speed of 1400 rpm, which is generally used for short-duration work periods of heavy lifting or material handling. ... However, general trends from past studies can be applied to the analysis of this work. ...

Herbert J. Tobias; Derek E. Beving; Paul J. Ziemann; Hiromu Sakurai; Miriam Zuk; Peter H. McMurry; Darrick Zarling; Robert Waytulonis; David B. Kittelson

2001-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

428

Effect of Fuel Injection Timing on the Emissions of a Direct-Injection (DI) Diesel Engine Fueled with Canola Oil Methyl Ester?Diesel Fuel Blends  

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(3, 4) A lot of researchers have reported that using biodiesel as a fuel in diesel engines causes a diminution in harmful exhaust emissions as well as equivalent engine performance with diesel fuel. ... Engine tests have been carried out with the aim of obtaining comparative measures of torque, power, specific fuel consumption and emissions such as CO, smoke d. and NOx to evaluate and compute the behavior of the diesel engine running on the above-mentioned fuels. ... Ma, Z.; Huang, Z. H.; Li, C.; Wang, X. B.; Miao, H.Effects of fuel injection timing on combustion and emission characteristics of a diesel engine fueled with diesel?propane blends Energy Fuels 2007, 21 ( 3) 1504– 1510 ...

Cenk Sayin; Metin Gumus; Mustafa Canakci

2010-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

429

Determination of naval medium speed diesel engine air exhaust emissions and validation of a proposed estimation model. Master`s thesis  

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Steady state marine diesel engine exhaust emissions are being reviewed by the Environmental Protection Agency for possible regulation. In anticipation of future regulation, the United States Navy is developing appropriate emissions models for naval vessels. A procedure for collecting this data from an U. S. Navy ship with medium speed main propulsion diesels is presented. It is based on similar testing conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard for measuring patrol boat diesel engine emissions and International Standards Organization methodology. The primary challenge of the experiment design was to minimize interference with the engineering plant as the assigned ship was concurrently tasked for other operations. Data gathered allowed calculation of engine rpm, engine load, exhaust gas flow rate, and determination of pollutant amounts. The tests were conducted at a series of predetermined speeds to reflect an 11-Mode duty cycle developed previously for the LSD 41 Class propulsion diesel engines.

Mayeaux, A.M.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Hybrid Electric Shuttle Buses Offer Free  

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Hybrid Electric Hybrid Electric Shuttle Buses Offer Free Rides in Maryland to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Hybrid Electric Shuttle Buses Offer Free Rides in Maryland on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Hybrid Electric Shuttle Buses Offer Free Rides in Maryland on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Hybrid Electric Shuttle Buses Offer Free Rides in Maryland on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Hybrid Electric Shuttle Buses Offer Free Rides in Maryland on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Hybrid Electric Shuttle Buses Offer Free Rides in Maryland on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Hybrid Electric Shuttle Buses Offer Free Rides in Maryland on AddThis.com... June 18, 2010

431

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Compressed Natural Gas School Buses Grant  

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Compressed Natural Gas Compressed Natural Gas School Buses Grant and Loan Pilot Program to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Compressed Natural Gas School Buses Grant and Loan Pilot Program on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Compressed Natural Gas School Buses Grant and Loan Pilot Program on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Compressed Natural Gas School Buses Grant and Loan Pilot Program on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Compressed Natural Gas School Buses Grant and Loan Pilot Program on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Compressed Natural Gas School Buses Grant and Loan Pilot Program on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Compressed Natural Gas School Buses Grant and Loan Pilot Program on AddThis.com...

432

An experimental investigation of Perkins A63544 diesel engine performance using D-Series fuel  

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Abstract This paper reports the results of an investigation using a newly developed fuel mixture called ‘D-Series fuel’ on a Perkins A63544 direct injection diesel engine. The biodiesel and bioethanol fuels were added to diesel fuel in a manner that specifications of the formed mixture did not change considerably. The performance of the engine under test was then evaluated without any modification or change in engine components and systems using the D-Series fuel. The obtained data was statistically analyzed using two factors completely randomized design to study the effects of the engine speeds and fuel blend types on the engine power, torque, and specific fuel consumption. The analysis of variance showed that the engine speeds and fuel types had statistically significant effects at 1% probability level (P engine power, torque and specific fuel consumption. The mean values of engine power were increased in the range of 59.14–69.5 kW with increasing the engine speed. The engine power did not show significant difference for all the fuel blends except for the D65B25E10, 65% diesel, 25% biodiesel and 10% bioethanol, blend which decreased the engine power. The engine torque was decreased with increasing the engine speed for all the fuel blends in range of 319–296 N m. The maximum torque reduction was about 25 N m for neat petro-diesel fuel. The engine torque was decreased significantly (P engine speed ranged from 1600 to 2000 rpm. The engine specific fuel consumption was increased significantly when the engine speed ranged from 1900 to 2000 rpm. The engine specific fuel consumption was greater for all the fuel blends when compared to neat diesel fuel. The D93B5E2 fuel blend could be suggested as an appropriate alternative for neat petro-diesel fuel, though the D86B10E4 and D79B15E6 blends could be also suggested for greater ratios of biodiesel and bioethanol application in D-Series fuel application.

Seyed Reza Hassan-beygi; Vahideh Istan; Barat Ghobadian; Mohammad Aboonajmi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Achievement of stable and clean combustion over a wide operating range in a spark-assisted IDI diesel engine with neat ethanol  

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Spark-assisted diesel engines operated with alcohol fuels usually display misfiring or knocking problems. This paper presents an analysis of the factors influencing the ignition characteristics of ethanol in a swirl chamber diesel engine with a multi-spark ignitor. In the experiments, cycle-to-cycle combustion variations and the degree of knocking were investigated by changing engine parameters over a wide operating range. The results of the investigations showed that stable ignition and smooth combustion is achieved when a flammable mixture is formed in the vicinity of the spark plug when only a small amount of the injected fuel has evaporated.

Murayama, T.; Ogawa, H.; Miyamoto, N.; Chikahisa, T.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Effects of a Combustion Improver on Diesel Engine Performance and Emission Characteristics When Using Three-Phase Emulsions as an Alternative Fuel  

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The application of an emulsification technique to prepare the fuel has been considered to be one of the possible approaches to reduce the production of diesel engine pollutants, as well as the rate of fuel consumption. ... 8 The effects on engine performance and emission characteristics of diesel engines when using diglyme as an oxygenated additive for diesel fuels, W/O emulsions, and O/W/O emulsions are studied in this paper. ... A lower oxygen component was consumed for burning the O/W/O diesel emulsion, leading to a larger excess-oxygen concentration in the exhaust gas, compared to that of neat diesel fuel, as shown in Figure 7. ...

Cherng-Yuan Lin; Kuo-Hua Wang

2004-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

435

The use of auxiliary ignition devices to improve combustion of low centane-high volatility fuels in a diesel engine  

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The use of auxiliary ignition devices to improve the combustion of low cetane-high volatility fuels in a Diesel engine is described. Previous combustion with a low cetane-high volatility fuel (with a spark plug located at the periphery of the cylinder) resulted in engine knock at heavy loads and poor engine operation at light loads. In the present investigation, several new ignition devices were used to ignite the fuel in the center of the cylinder, to allow combustion to be controlled by rate of injection. The devices used were an extended spark electrode, a fuel spray deflector, a nozzle glow ring, and a nozzle fuel cage. High speed photography and heat release were used to characterize the ignition and combustion process of the low cetane fuel in conjunction with the ignition devices. Combustion with all of the ignition devices was initiated in the center of the cylinder, significantly reducing engine knock. The use of the auxiliary ignition devices to ignite the fuel in the center of the chamber demonstrated extended operation of the Diesel engine for all of the devices tested.

Stroia, B.L.; Abata. D.L.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Combustion and emission characteristics of a turbocharged diesel engine using high premixed ratio of methanol and diesel fuel  

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Abstract The combustion and emission characteristics of a dual fuel diesel engine with high premixed ratio of methanol (PRm) were investigated. Experiments were performed on a 6-cylinder turbocharged, inter-cooling diesel engine. Methanol was injected through the intake port and ignited by direct injected diesel in the cylinder, the maximum \\{PRm\\} was over 70%. The experimental results showed that with high PRm, the maximum in-cylinder pressure increased from medium to high engine load but varied little or even decreased at low engine speed and load. High \\{PRm\\} prolonged the ignition delay but shortened the combustion duration and decreased the in-cylinder gas temperature at ignition timing. Hydrocarbons (HC), carbon monoxide (CO), formaldehyde emissions and the proportion of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in nitrogen oxides (NOX) increased significantly with the increase of \\{PRm\\} while NOX and dry soot emissions were significantly reduced, which meant the trade-off relationship between NOX and soot emissions disappeared. The increased HC, CO and formaldehyde emissions could be effectively reduced by diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) when the exhaust gas temperature reached the light off temperature of the DOC. After DOC, the NO2 proportion in NOX was greatly reduced to less than that of baseline engine at methanol premixed mode but increased slightly at pure diesel mode. The maximum \\{PRm\\} was confined by in-cylinder pressure at high engine speed and load. But at low engine speed and load, it was confined by the high emissions of HC, CO and formaldehyde even after DOC.

Lijiang Wei; Chunde Yao; Quangang Wang; Wang Pan; Guopeng Han

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Temperature–friction characteristics of used lubricant from two-stroke cross-head marine diesel engines  

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It is now quite apparent that, in a two-stroke, cross-head marine diesel engine, the lubrication regime in the contact between piston ring and cylinder liner at the top dead centre (TDC) is of a boundary type. Therefore, the tribological performance of a system to simulate the real contact should be assessed under conditions closely resembling the operating engine environment. In the reality of engine operation, the lubricant is often contaminated by fuel and products of combustion, hence the need to study the temperature–friction characteristics of this actual lubricant under the conditions of boundary lubrication. In this paper, an oil taken from the drainage system of the engine was used. A five times heating and cooling test methodology was employed to assess tribological performance of a model contact lubricated with the actual oil. The model contact was formed by a pin sliding over a plate both made of materials used in two-stroke, cross-head marine diesel engines. Experiments showed that the general trend in temperature–friction characteristics of the used oil is similar to that of a new oil. However, the level of friction in the contact lubricated with an used oil is significantly higher than that for a new oil.

T.A Stolarski; Q Zhou

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Comparative Study of Performance and Combustion Characteristics of Conventional and Low Heat Rejection (Mullite Coated) Diesel Engines  

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Tests were performed on a single cylinder, four stroke, direct injection, diesel engine whose piston crown, cylinder head and valves were coated with a 0.5 mm thickness of 3Al2O32SiO2 (mullite) (Al2O3 = 60%, SiO2 = 40%) over a 150 ?m thickness of NiCrAlY bond coat. The working conditions for the conventional engine (without coating) and LHR (mullite coated) engine were kept exactly same to ensure a comparison between the two configurations of the engine. This paper is intended to emphasis on performance and combustion characteristics of conventional and LHR (Mullite coated) diesel engines under identical conditions. Tests were carried out at same operational constraints i.e. air-fuel ratio and engine speed conditions for both conventional engine (without coating) and LHR (mullite coated) engines. The results showed that, there was as much as 1.8 % increasing on brake power for LHR (mullite coated) engine compared to conventional engine (without coating) at full load The average decrease in brake specific fuel consumption in the LHR engine compared with the conventional engine was 1.76 % for full engine load. However, there was increasing on cylinder gas pressure and net heat release rate for LHR engine compared to conventional engine. Also the results revealed that, there was as much as 22% increasing on exhaust gas temperature for LHR engine compared to conventional engine at full engine load.

S B Patond; S A Chaple; P N Shrirao; P I Shaikh

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Effect of a homogeneous combustion catalyst on the combustion characteristics and fuel efficiency in a diesel engine  

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The influence of a ferrous picrate based homogeneous combustion catalyst on the combustion characteristics and fuel efficiency was studied using a fully instrumented diesel engine. A naturally aspirated four stroke, single cylinder, air cooled, direct injection diesel engine was tested at engine speeds of 2800 rpm, 3200 rpm and 3600 rpm under variable load conditions, with different dosing ratio of the catalyst in a commercial diesel fuel. The results indicated that the brake specific fuel consumption decreased and the brake thermal efficiency increased with the addition of the catalyst. At the catalyst dosing ratio of 1:10,000, the brake specific fuel consumption was reduced by 3.3–4.2% at light engine load of 0.12 MPa and 2.0–2.4% at heavy engine load of 0.4 MPa due to the application of the catalyst. From the in-cylinder pressure and heat release rate analysis, it was found that the catalyst reduced ignition delay and combustion duration of fuel in the engine, resulting in slightly higher peak cylinder pressure and faster heat release rate.

Mingming Zhu; Yu Ma; Dongke Zhang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Performance and emission evaluation of biodiesel fueled diesel engine abetted with exhaust gas recirculation and Ni coated catalytic converter  

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This article summarizes the results of a laboratory exertion to evaluate the performance and emission parameters of a single cylinder water cooled direct injection diesel engine with and without the aid of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) as well as with and without the assistance of nickel coated catalytic converter. Neat diesel ethyl esters of waste frying oil (B100) and its diesel blends (B20 and B40) were used as test fuels to assess the various engine operating parameters. Conjointly in this work the effects of emission characteristics by incorporating nickel coated catalytic converter along with 0% 15% and 20% of HOT EGR technique are elaborately discussed. Experimental results proved that the diesel engine operated up to B40 blends assisted by catalytic converter and 15% EGR level showed an adequate reduction in oxides of nitrogen in the exhaust pipe. Also EGR level up to 15% proved reasonable brake thermal efficiency and specific fuel consumption when the test engine operated up to B40 biodiesel-diesel blends.

D. Subramaniam; A. Murugesan; A. Avinash

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of the blends containing low ratios of alternative fuels on the performance and emission characteristics of a diesel engine  

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The aim of this study is to experimentally investigate the effects of blends containing various alternative fuels and diesel fuel on the performance and emissions of a diesel engine. The considered parameters are brake power, specific fuel consumption and thermal efficiency as well as carbon monoxide, hydrocarbon and nitrogen oxide emissions. Blends of biodiesel, ethanol, methanol and vegetable oil with diesel fuel, each containing 15% alternative fuel in volume, were prepared. Then, these blends were tested in a naturally aspirated, direct injection diesel engine. The test results obtained with these blends were compared with those obtained with diesel fuel. It was found that the tested blends yielded usually different performance and emission characteristics compared to diesel fuel. The biodiesel blend resulted in performance parameters very close to those obtained in the use of diesel fuel. Ethanol and methanol blends yielded lower brake power, while they resulted in higher specific fuel consumption and lower carbon monoxide emissions. On the other hand, the vegetable oil blend yielded lower carbon monoxide emissions, while it caused only slight changes in the performance parameters.

Murat Karabektas; Gokhan Ergen; Murat Hosoz

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Optimization of a simplified sub-model for NO emission prediction by CFD in large 4-stroke marine diesel engines  

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A simplified sub-model for NO emission prediction at pressurized conditions has been put forth at Åbo Akademi University [7,9] including NO formation via the thermal NO path (3 reactions) and via the nitrous oxide intermediate paths (2 + 5 reactions). CFD simulations carried out with the sub-model for marine and off-road diesel engines showed, however, that it significantly – by an order of magnitude – over-predicted NO emission as compared to measurements. The objective of this work was to find the reasons to the discrepancy and to suggest and incorporate improvements. By detailed investigations, a number of programming technical errors and chemical kinetic shortcomings were identified. The improved sub-model and its sub-parts were then tested for CFD simulation of a medium-speed, four-stroke, direct-injection marine diesel engine for different loads and fuels. The importance of NO reduction by soot and hydrocarbons was also investigated. All the sub-models correctly predicted the trend of increasing NO emission with increasing load. In absolute amounts, NO emission was over-predicted by a factor of 2 to 4, if no fitting of rate constants was allowed. Including NO reduction by soot and hydrocarbons, decreased NO emission by ca 4–25% for the cases studied.

Pia Kilpinen

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Life-cycle Energy and Emissions Inventories for Motorcycles, Diesel Automobiles, School Buses, Electric Buses, Chicago Rail, and New York City Rail  

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captured  for  both  diesel  and  electric  vehicles.   The for the urban diesel bus,  the electric buses’ fraction of Motorcycles, Diesel Automobiles, School  Buses, Electric 

Chester, Mikhail; Horvath, Arpad

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen-Powered Buses Brochure Â… 2010  

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Powered by Powered by Hydrogen EERE Information Center 1-877-EERE-INFO (1-877-337-3463) eere.energy.gov/informationcenter Prepared by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. October 2010 Source: NREL, Dennis Schroeder Source: NREL, Dennis Schroeder Hydrogen-Powered Buses Showcase Advanced Vehicle Technologies Visitors to federal facilities across the country may now have the opportunity to tour the sites in a hydrogen- powered shuttle bus. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is supporting the demonstration of hydrogen-powered vehicles and hydrogen infrastructure at federal facilities across the country. Nine facilities will receive fourteen hydrogen- powered buses to demonstrate this market-ready advanced technology. Produced by Ford Motor Company, the

445

Inevitability of Engine-Out Nox Emissions from Spark-Ignition and Diesel Engines  

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Internal combustion engines, both spark ignition and Diesel, are dominant types of vehicle power sources and also provide power for other important stationary applications. Overall, these engines are a central part of power generation in modern society. However, these engines, burning hydrocarbon fuels from natural gas to gasoline and Diesel fuel, are also responsible for a great deal of pollutant emissions to the environment, especially oxides of nitrogen (NO{sub x}) and unburned hydrocarbons (UHC). In recent years, pollutant species emissions from internal combustion engines have been the object of steadily more stringent limitations from various governmental agencies. Engine designers have responded by developing engines that reduce emissions to accommodate these tighter limitations. However, as these limits become ever more stringent, the ability of engine design modifications to meet those limits must be questioned. Production of NO{sub x} in internal combustion engines is primarily due to the high temperature extended Zeldovich reaction mechanism: (1) O + N{sub 2} = NO + N; (2) N + O{sub 2} = NO + O; and (3) N + OH = NO + H. The rates of these reactions become significant when combustion temperatures reach or exceed about 2000K. This large temperature dependence, characterized by large activation energies for the rates of the reactions listed here, is a direct result of the need to break apart the tightly bonded oxygen and nitrogen molecules. The strongest bond is the triple bond in the N {triple_bond} N molecule, resulting in an activation energy of about 75 kcal/mole for Reaction (1), which is the principal cause for the large temperature dependence of the extended Zeldovich NO{sub x} mechanism. In most engines, NO{sub x} is therefore produced primarily in the high temperature combustion product gases. Using a reliable kinetic model for NO{sub x} production such as the GRI Mechanism [1] or the Miller-Bowman model [2] with hydrocarbon products at temperatures from 1500K through 2500K, the amounts of NO{sub x} produced at a given residence time in an engine can easily be computed, as shown in Figure 1. Figure 1 depicts how temperatures such as those existing in the combustion zones of heavy-duty engines would produce NO{sub x} emissions. This figure was created assuming that a fuel/air equivalence ratio {phi} of 0.65 was used to heat the combustion air. This equivalence ratio would be similar to that of a heavy-duty lean-burn spark-ignition or diesel engine. At temperatures in the neighborhood of 2000K and residence times between 1-5 milliseconds, which are typical of residence times at these temperatures in engines, the production of NO{sub x} increases dramatically. It is evident from Fig. 1 that product temperatures must remain below approximately 2100K to achieve extremely low NO{sub x} production levels in engines. This conclusion led to a combined experimental and modeling study of product gas temperatures in engine combustion and their influence on emission levels.

Flynn, P F; Hunter, G L; Farrell, L A; Durrett, R P; Akinyemi, O C; Westbrook, C K; Pitz, W J

2000-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Characteristics of Soot and Particle Size Distribution in the Exhaust of a Common Rail Light-Duty Diesel Engine Fuelled with Biodiesel  

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Limited studies have been accumulated as to the effects of biodiesel on PSD in light-duty modern diesel engines employed with common rail (CR) injection system and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) that are currently widely used in transportation vehicles in European and U.S. markets. ... 0 diesel, which is commonly used in the Chinese market. ...

Xusheng Zhang; Zhijun Wu; Liguang Li

2012-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

447

Development and experimental study on organic Rankine cycle system with single-screw expander for waste heat recovery from exhaust of diesel engine  

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Abstract A single-screw expander with 155 mm diameter screw has been developed. A spiral-tube type evaporator and an aluminum multi-channel parallel type condenser have also been developed with weight of 147 kg and 78 kg, respectively. Based on the development of above components, an ORC (organic Rankine cycle) system prototype was assembled and tested for waste heat recovery from diesel engine exhaust. An experimental system was built for this ORC system, and experiments were conducted for different expander torque and diesel engine loads. Influences of expander torque and diesel engine loads on the performances of ORC system were studied. The results indicated that the maximum of the power output is 10.38 kW and the biggest ORC efficiency and overall system efficiency are respectively 6.48% and 43.8%, which are achieved at 250 kW of diesel engine output. Meanwhile the biggest improvement of overall system efficiency is 1.53%. The maximums of volume efficiency, adiabatic efficiency and total efficiency of single-screw expander are 90.73%, 73.25% and 57.88%, respectively.

Ye-Qiang Zhang; Yu-Ting Wu; Guo-Dong Xia; Chong-Fang Ma; Wei-Ning Ji; Shan-Wei Liu; Kai Yang; Fu-Bin Yang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Investigation on the Effect of Port-Injected Methanol on the Performance and Emissions of a Diesel Engine at Different Engine Speeds  

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Investigation on the Effect of Port-Injected Methanol on the Performance and Emissions of a Diesel Engine at Different Engine Speeds ... † Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China ... ‡ State Key Laboratory of Engines, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China ...

C. S. Cheung; Z. H. Zhang; T. L. Chan; Chunde Yao

2009-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Vibro-acoustical comfort in cars at idle : human perception of simulated sounds and vibrations from three and four cylinder diesel engines  

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three and four cylinder diesel engines Etienne Parizet, Maël Amari Laboratoire Vibrations Acoustique This paper deals with comfort in diesel cars running at idle. A bench was used to reproduce the vertical cylinder engines. In the first one, subjects were exposed to seat vertical vibrations only, and had

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Decentralized robust control-system for a non-square MIMO system, the air-path of a turbocharged Diesel engine  

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and greenhouse gas pollutants. In this paper, a non-square multivariable controller for the air-path systemDecentralized robust control-system for a non-square MIMO system, the air-path of a turbocharged the performance of the proposed control-system. Keywords: Diesel engine air path, Robust control, CRONE

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School Buses Get Greener in Bluegrass State | Department of Energy  

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School Buses Get Greener in Bluegrass State School Buses Get Greener in Bluegrass State School Buses Get Greener in Bluegrass State September 10, 2010 - 11:45am Addthis Ed McNeel, superintendent of Corbin's school district, poses aboard the district's new hybrid-diesel bus. | Photo Courtesy of Susie Hart. Ed McNeel, superintendent of Corbin's school district, poses aboard the district's new hybrid-diesel bus. | Photo Courtesy of Susie Hart. Lindsay Gsell What are the key facts? Kentucky will receive 213 hybrid diesel buses in the next year. The project is funded with nearly $13 million in Clean Cities Recovery Act funding. The new buses will be more than 60% more fuel efficient than traditional vehicles. It's September and traditional school buses are once again on the roads in large numbers. However, throughout Kentucky, a new type of school bus will hit the road

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Experiences from Ethanol Buses and Fuel Station Report - Nanyang | Open  

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Experiences from Ethanol Buses and Fuel Station Report - Nanyang Experiences from Ethanol Buses and Fuel Station Report - Nanyang Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Experiences from Ethanol Buses and Fuel Station Report - Nanyang Agency/Company /Organization: BioEthanol for Sustainable Transport Focus Area: Fuels & Efficiency Topics: Best Practices Website: www.best-europe.org/upload/BEST_documents/info_documents/Best%20report This report addresses the experience of introducing ethanol buses and fuel stations in Nanyang (China). Though the demonstration met initial obstacles, significant data and information was collected. The responses from drivers and passengers show that the ethanol buses were well accepted, and the function and performance of the ethanol buses was satisfactory. How to Use This Tool

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An overview of utilizing water-in-diesel emulsion fuel in diesel engine and its potential research study  

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Abstract The need for more efficient energy usage and a less polluted environment are the prominent research areas that are currently being investigated by many researchers worldwide. Water-in-diesel emulsion fuel (W/D) is a promising alternative fuel that could fulfills such requests in that it can improve the combustion efficiency of a diesel engine and reduce harmful exhaust emission, especially nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM). To date, there have been many W/D emulsion fuel studies, especially regarding performance, emissions and micro-explosion phenomena. This review paper gathers and discusses the recent advances in emulsion fuel studies in respect of the impact of W/D emulsion fuel on the performance and emission of diesel engines, micro-explosion phenomena especially the factors that affecting the onset and strength of micro-explosion process, and proposed potential research area in W/D emulsion fuel study. There is an inconsistency in the results reported from previous studies especially for the thermal efficiency, brake power, torque and specific fuel consumption. However, it is agreed by most of the studies that W/D does result in an improvement in these measurements when the total amount of diesel fuel in the emulsion is compared with that of the neat diesel fuel. \\{NOx\\} and PM exhaust gas emissions are greatly reduced by using the W/D emulsion fuel. Unburnt hydrocarbon (UHC) and carbon monoxide (CO) exhaust emissions are found to be increased by using the W/D emulsion fuel. The inconsistency of the experimental result can be related to the effects of the onset and the strength of the micro-explosion process. The factors that affect these measurements consist of the size of the dispersed water particle, droplet size of the emulsion, water-content in the emulsion, ambient temperature, ambient pressure, type and percentage of surfactant, type of diesel engine and engine operating conditions. Durability testing and developing the fuel production device that requires no/less surfactant are the potential research area that can be explored in future.

Ahmad Muhsin Ithnin; Hirofumi Noge; Hasannuddin Abdul Kadir; Wira Jazair

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and validation of a semi-empirical model for the estimation of particulate matter in diesel engines  

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Abstract A semi-empirical correlation for the estimation of PM (particulate matter) emissions in diesel engines, as a function of significant engine operating variables, has been developed and validated on a GM (General Motors) Euro 5 diesel engine. The experimental data used in the present study have been acquired at the dynamic test bench of ICEAL-PT (Internal Combustion Engine Advanced Laboratory at the Politecnico di Torino), in the frame of a research activity with GMPT-E (General Motors PowerTrain-Europe) for the calibration of a Euro 5 prototype 2.0 liter diesel engine equipped with a twin-stage turbine and a piezo-driven Common Rail injection system. The experimental data were acquired for six key-points representative of the engine working conditions over a NEDC (New European Driving Cycle). The experimental tests have been carried out according to the Design of Experiment approach and for each point several variation lists of the main engine variables have been considered. As a first step, the main engine variables which are expected to be related to the formation and oxidation of PM have been identified. An exponential mathematical model has then been introduced and a detailed statistical analysis has been carried out for each key-point in order to identify the most robust combination of the input variables among all the possible ones. It was verified that PM emissions are correlated to a great extent to the value of the chemical heat release at the end of the injection of the main pulse. This quantity is in fact related to the mass of burned gases which is generated by the oxidation of the pilot pulses that precede the main injection. Such a mass can have a large impact on the local oxygen concentration and temperature of the charge in which the fuel of the main pulse is injected, with a consequent effect on PM formation. Additional quantities have also been considered in the investigation: the relative air-to-fuel ratio ?, the intake charge oxygen concentration, the accumulated fuel mass, the equivalence ratio of the spray at the main pulse start of combustion and some combustion metrics related to the heat release rate. At the end of the statistical analysis, the most influencing parameters have been selected and a semi-empirical model to predict the in-cylinder formed PM mass has been developed. The model has hence been tested under both steady-state and transient conditions.

Roberto Finesso; Daniela Misul; Ezio Spessa

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comprehensive modeling study analyzing the insights of the NO–NO2 conversion process in current diesel engines  

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Abstract Multiple researches have focused on reducing the \\{NOx\\} emissions and the greatest results have been achieved when lowering the combustion temperature by employing massive exhaust gas recirculation rates (LTC). Despite this benefit, a substantial increase in the NO2 contribution to the \\{NOx\\} emissions has also been observed, which is the most harmful specie and is important for the design and positioning of the after-treatment devices. To understand how NO2 behaves and how it contributes to the total \\{NOx\\} (NO2/NOx), not only under LTC but also for CDC conditions, a stepwise computational research study was performed with Chemkin Pro software, due to the complexity of isolating the different phenomena studied, to analyze: (1) general equilibrium conditions and (2) the influence of typical diesel engine phenomena (combustion and cooling effects) under non-equilibrium conditions. The results obtained under equilibrium state confirm the theoretical guidelines established for the NO2 formation process. When considering a combustion process (HCCI-like mode), the previous results were corroborated as well as the fact that only poor or slow combustion processes are responsible for the NO2 formation. Additionally, it reflected a cyclic process between NO and NO2, or in other words, it is suffice to just concentrate on NO to be able to predict NO2. Finally, the results yield after analyzing some cooling effects, inherent to how diesel engines work (the expansion stroke, dilution of combustion products with the rest of in-cylinder charge and the one caused by wall impingement), reflect that: (1) the dilution effect explains the 10% of the NO2/NOx ratio under CDC conditions and (2) the coupling of the dilution with the expansion stroke cooling effects can explain the NO2 increase typical of LTC conditions. These results were also supported by some experiments performed in a single-cylinder diesel engine. Consequently, the cooling effect caused by dilution should be considered when modeling the NO2 formation just like the expansion stroke.

J. Benajes; J.J. López; R. Novella; P. Redón

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chassis Dynamometer Testing of Parallel and Series Diesel Hybrid Buses  

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Emissions and fuel economy data were studied from tests on four diesel and diesel hybrid transit buses using the Houston Metro Bus Cycle.

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Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District Fuel Cell Transit Buses...  

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Results Update This report is an update to the 2007 preliminary results report on hydrogen fuel cell and diesel buses operating at Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District....

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Multidimensional modelling of the effect of engine load on various exergy terms in an indirect injection diesel engine  

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In this investigation, the energy and exergy analyses are carried out in a Lister 8.1 IDI diesel engine for different loads (25%, 50%, 75% and full loads operation) at maximum torque engine speed (730 rpm). The energy analysis is done during a closed cycle using of a three dimensional CFD code. The results by this model for the pressure in cylinder at 50% and full load operations are compared with the corresponding experimental data and show good agreements. Second-law analysis is carried out by a developed in house computational code. Various rate and accumulative exergy components are identified and calculated separately with crank position for various loads. The results show that when the load increases from 25% to full load in steps by 25%, the percentage of combustion irreversibility decreases from 33.7% to 25% of fuel burn exergy. Also, exergy efficiency reaches its peak of 36.7% at 75% load.

S. Jafarmadar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Biodiesel Blending on the Speciation of Soluble Organic Fraction from a Light Duty Diesel Engine  

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Soy methyl ester (SME) biodiesel was volumetrically blended with 2007 certification ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel and run in a 1.7L direct-injection common rail diesel engine at one speed-load point (1500rpm, 2.6bar BMEP). Engine fueling rate and injection timing were adjusted to maintain a constant load, while particulate samples were collected in a diesel particulate filter (DPF) and with a dilution tunnel sampling train. The samples collected at these two locations were found to contain different levels of soluble organic fraction (SOF) and the different hydrocarbon species in the SOF. This observation indicates that traditional SOF measurements, in light of the specific sampling procedure used, may not be appropriate to DPF applications.

Strzelec, Andrea [ORNL] [ORNL; Storey, John Morse [ORNL] [ORNL; Lewis Sr, Samuel Arthur [ORNL] [ORNL; Daw, C Stuart [ORNL] [ORNL; Foster, Prof. Dave [University of Wisconsin] [University of Wisconsin; Rutland, Prof. Christopher J. [University of Wisconsin] [University of Wisconsin

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exergy and exergoeconomic analysis and optimisation of diesel engine based Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system using genetic algorithm  

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In the present study, a diesel engine based Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system is optimised using exergoeconomic concept and genetic algorithm. For this purpose, the CHP system is first thermodynamically analysed through energy and exergy. Then cost balances and auxiliary equations are applied to subsystems. Finally an objective function representing fuel cost, cost of exergy loss and destruction and purchase and maintenance cost of the system components is considered for the optimisation study. Furthermore the above procedure is applied for a case study that produces 277 kW of electricity and 282 kW of heat. Also exergetic and exergoeconomic parameters are calculated in optimum case and compared with the base case. The results show that by applying the optimisation approach for our case study, 8.02% reduction in objective function is achieved which is might be considerable in CHP systems optimisation.

Farzad Mohammadkhani; Shahram Khalilarya; Iraj Mirzaee

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of idling on fuel consumption and emissions of a diesel engine fueled by Jatropha biodiesel blends  

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Abstract An engine running at low load and low rated speed is said to be subject to high idling conditions, a mode which represents one of the major problems currently the transport industry is facing. During this time, the engine can not work at peak operating temperature. This leads to incomplete combustion and emissions level increase due to having fuel residues in the exhaust. Also, idling results in increase in fuel consumption. The purpose of this study is to evaluate fuel consumption and emissions parameters under high idling conditions when diesel blended with Jatropha curcas biodiesel is used to operate a diesel engine. Although biodiesel–diesel blends decrease carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon emissions, they increase nitrogen oxides emissions in high idling modes. Compared to pure diesel fuel, fuel consumption also increases under all high idling conditions for biodiesel–diesel blends, with a further increase occurring as blend percentage rises.

S.M. Ashrafur Rahman; H.H. Masjuki; M.A. Kalam; M.J. Abedin; A. Sanjid; S. Imtenan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance and Exhaust Emissions of an Indirect-Injection (IDI) Diesel Engine When Using Waste Cooking Oil as Fuel  

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In addition, measurements were taken of the basic engine operational parameters such as engine speed, engine load, fuel consumption, pressure and temperature in the intake and exhaust systems, and the concentration of gaseous components and particulates in the exhaust gases. ... As can be seen, the torque and, consequently, the power of the engine are almost identical for both fuels WCO75 and D2, which is surprising, because the calorific value of the WCO is approximately 13% lower than that of D2 fuel. ... A series of engine tests provided adequate and relevant information that the biodiesel can be used as an alternative, environment friendly fuel in existing diesel engines without substantial hardware modification. ...

Ales Hribernik; Breda Kegl

2009-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance and emission parameters optimization of mahua (Madhuca indica) based biodiesel in direct injection diesel engine using response surface methodology  

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Mahua oil ethyl ester was prepared from mahua oil using potassium hydroxide as catalyst by trans-esterification. The important fuel properties of mahua biodiesel blends were compared with those of high speed diesel and biodiesel standards. Variation of brake specific fuel consumption (BSFC) brake thermal efficiency (BTE) Pmax CO NOx hydrocarbons and smoke opacity across compression ratio blending ratio and load were studied successfully using response surface methodology based on Central composite rotatable design. The trends similar to general theory of compression ignition engines (CI) were obtained. Optimum performance and emission parameters were determined by considering the significant variables affecting the diesel engine. Significant reduction in emissions at 23% blending ratio were observed as compared to neat diesel at optimum input variables. Hence mahua biodiesel is an environment friendly alternate fuel over diesel and has good scope to run the compression ignition engines.

Sunil Dhingra; Gian Bhushan; Kashyap Kumar Dubey

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF USING EMULSIFIED DIESEL FUEL ON THE PERFORMANCE AND POLLUTANTS EMITTED FROM FOUR STROKE WATER COOLED DIESEL ENGINE  

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A water?cooled four stroke four cylinder direct injection diesel engine was used to study the effect of emulsified diesel fuel on the engine performance and on the main pollutant emissions. Emulsified diesel fuels of 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% and 30% water by volume were used. The experiments were conducted in the speed range from 1000 to 3000 rpm. It was found that in general using emulsified fuel improves the engine performance and reduces emissions. While the BSFC has a minimum value at 5% water and 2000 rpm the torque the BMEP and efficiency are found to have maximum values under these conditions. CO 2 was found to increase with engine speed and to decrease with water content. NO x produced from emulsified fuel is significantly less than that produced from pure diesel under the same conditions.

A. Sakhrieh; R. H. Fouad; J. A. Yamin

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence and potential of flexible injection rate shaping for medium and heavy duty diesel engine combustion processes  

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Modern fuel injection systems for medium and heavy duty diesel engines combine the potential of very high injection pressures and flexible injection rate shaping. Against this background, the Commercial Vehicle Division of DaimlerChrysler AG, in close collaboration with DaimlerChrysler Research, performed principle tests to assess the influence of a flexible injection process, focusing on the effects of injection rate shaping. Besides pressure indexing, optical diagnostic methods and simulation techniques provided valuable insights in this study. Within this project, four different injection systems with different potentials of flexibility were investigated. New insights, such as the influence of needle opening and closing behaviour on nitric oxide emissions and the influence of injection rate shaping on soot emissions have been elaborated.

Thomas Koch; Uwe Gartner; Gerhard Konig

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparative urban drive cycle simulations of light-duty hybrid vehicles with gasoline or diesel engines and emissions controls  

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Electric hybridization is a very effective approach for reducing fuel consumption in light-duty vehicles. Lean combustion engines (including diesels) have also been shown to be significantly more fuel efficient than stoichiometric gasoline engines. Ideally, the combination of these two technologies would result in even more fuel efficient vehicles. However, one major barrier to achieving this goal is the implementation of lean-exhaust aftertreatment that can meet increasingly stringent emissions regulations without heavily penalizing fuel efficiency. We summarize results from comparative simulations of hybrid electric vehicles with either stoichiometric gasoline or diesel engines that include state-of-the-art aftertreatment emissions controls for both stoichiometric and lean exhaust. Fuel consumption and emissions for comparable gasoline and diesel light-duty hybrid electric vehicles were compared over a standard urban drive cycle and potential benefits for utilizing diesel hybrids were identified. Technical barriers and opportunities for improving the efficiency of diesel hybrids were identified.

Gao, Zhiming [ORNL] [ORNL; Daw, C Stuart [ORNL] [ORNL; Smith, David E [ORNL] [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) Fuel Cell Transit Buses: Preliminary Evaluation Results  

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This report provides an evaluation of three prototype fuel cell-powered transit buses operating at AC Transit in Oakland, California, and six baseline diesel buses similar in design to the fuel cell buses.

Chandler, K.; Eudy, L.

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) Fuel Cell Transit Buses: Preliminary Evaluation Results  

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This report provides an evaluation of three prototype fuel cell-powered transit buses operating at AC Transit in Oakland, California, and six baseline diesel buses similar in design to the fuel cell buses.

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Evaluation of oxides of nitrogen emissions for the purpose of their transient regulation from a direct injection diesel engine  

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The concept of defining a regulatory standard for the maximum allowable emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) from a heavy-duty diesel engine on an instantaneous basis is presented. The significance of this concept from a regulatory point of view is the possibility to realise a steady brake specific NOx emissions result independent of the test schedule used. The emissions of oxides of nitrogen from a state-of-the-art direct injection diesel engine have been examined on an integral as well as on an instantaneous basis over the Federal Test Procedure as well as over several other arbitrary transient cycles generated for this study. Three candidate standards of specific NOx emissions have been evaluated on a real-time, continuous basis. These include brake power specific, fuel mass specific, and carbon dioxide mass specific NOx emissions. Retaining the stock engine control module, the carbon dioxide specific emissions of NOx have been shown to be the most uniform, varying only by about 30% of its mean value regardless of the test schedule or engine operation. The instantaneous fuel specific NOx emissions are shown to be relatively less invariant and the least steady are the brake power specific emissions with a coefficient of variation of up to 200%. Advancing injection timing has been shown to have a wide range of authority over the specific emissions of oxides of nitrogen regardless of the units used, when operating at full load in the vicinity of peak torque speeds. The carbon dioxide specific NOx emissions have shown a linear dependence on the power specific emissions, independent of the examined operating conditions. The trade-off between better brake thermal efficiency, lower exhaust gas temperature at advanced timing and lower NOx emissions has also been shown to be independent of the units of the specific standard used.

Yasser Yacoub; Chris Atkinson

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental investigation of DI diesel engine operating with eucalyptus biodiesel/natural gas under dual fuel mode  

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Abstract With the gradual depletion of petroleum and environmental degradation, intensive research activity has been addressed to the utilization of alternative fuels in internal combustion engines. In the present work, an experimental investigation is carried out to study the effect of eucalyptus biodiesel and natural gas under dual fuel combustion mode on the performance and the exhaust emissions of a single cylinder DI diesel engine. The natural gas (NG) is inducted with the intake air through the inlet manifold. The liquid pilot fuel (eucalyptus biodiesel or diesel fuel) is injected into the combustion chamber to cover approximately 10% of the maximum power output. Then, keeping constant the pilot fuel flow rate, the power output is further increased using only natural gas. The combustion characteristics (cylinder pressure, ignition delay and heat release rate), performance and exhaust emissions of the dual fuel mode (NG–diesel fuel and NG–biodiesel) are compared with those of conventional diesel engine mode at various load conditions. The combustion analysis has shown that biodiesel as pilot fuel exhibits similar pressure–time history, with highest peak, as diesel fuel in conventional and dual fuel modes. The performance and pollutant emission results show that, compared to diesel fuel in dual fuel mode, the use of eucalyptus biodiesel as pilot fuel reduces the high emission levels of unburned hydrocarbon (HC), carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2) particularly at high engine loads. However this is accompanied by an increase in the brake specific fuel consumption (BSFC) and the nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, which can be explained by the lower calorific value and the oxygen presence in the molecule of the eucalyptus biodiesel, respectively.

L. Tarabet; K. Loubar; M.S. Lounici; K. Khiari; T. Belmrabet; M. Tazerout

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) Fuel Cell Transit Buses: Third Evaluation Report  

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This report describes operations at Alameda-Contra Costa Transit district for three protoype fuel cell buses and six diesel buses operating from the same location.

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Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) Fuel Cell Transit Buses: Third Evaluation Report- Appendices  

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This report describes operations at Alameda-Contra Costa Transit district for three protoype fuel cell buses and six diesel buses operating from the same location.

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Achievement of stable and clean combustion over a wide operating range in a spark-assisted IDI diesel engine with neat ethanol  

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Spark-assisted diesel engines operated with alcohol fuels usually display misfiring or knocking problems. This paper presents an analysis of the factors influencing the ignition characteristics of ethanol in a swirl chamber diesel engine with a multi-spark ignitor. In the experiments, cycle-to-cycle combustion variations and the degree of knocking were investigated by changing engine parameters over a wide operating range. The results of the investigations showed that stable ignition and smooth combustion is achieved when a flammable mixture is formed in the vicinity of the spark plug when only a small amount of the injected fuel has evaporated. By optimizing the design factors, operation with high efficiency and low exhaust emissions was achieved.

Murayama, T.; Chikahisa, T.; Miyamoto, N.; Ogawa, H.

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of air charge temperature on performance, ignition delay and exhaust emissions of diesel engines using w/o emulsions as fuel  

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Most of the work performed on the use of water/oil emulsions in diesel engines showed that increasing the water content in the emulsified fuel was effective in reducing NO/sub x/ and soot emissions. Unfortunately, the increase in water content in the emulsified fuel also increases the ignition delay and may cause diesel knock. One way to reduce the ignition delay is to increase the air charge temperature. In this study, the effect of increasing the air charge temperature on ignition delay, performance and exhaust emissions was investigated. The experiments were conducted on a CLR diesel engine using base-line diesel fuel number2 and stabilized macro-emulsions containing 15 percent, 30 percent and 45 percent water by volume.

Afify, E.M.; Korah, N.S.; Dickey, D.W.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characteristics of the performance and emissions of a HSDI diesel engine running with cottonseed oil or its methyl ester and their blends with diesel fuel  

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An experimental study has been conducted to evaluate the use of various blends of cottonseed oil or its methyl ester (bio-diesel) with diesel fuel, in blend ratios from 10/90 up to 100/0, in a fully instrumented, four-stroke, High Speed Direct Injection (HSDI), Ricardo/Cussons 'Hydra' diesel engine. The tests were conducted using each of the above fuel blends or neat fuels, with the engine working at a medium and a high load. Volumetric fuel consumption, exhaust smokiness and exhaust-regulated gas emissions such as nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and unburnt hydrocarbons were measured. The differences in the performance and exhaust emissions from the baseline operation of the engine, that is, when working with neat diesel fuel, were determined and compared, as well as the differences between cottonseed oil or its methyl ester and their blends. Theoretical aspects of diesel engine combustion were used to aid the correct interpretation of the engine behaviour.

Constantine D. Rakopoulos; Kimon A. Antonopoulos; Dimitrios C. Rakopoulos; Emmanuel C. Kakaras; Efthimios G. Pariotis

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implications of Exhaust Gas, CO2, and N2 Recirculation on Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine Performance, Soot, and NO Emissions: A Comparative Study  

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Marine Internal Combustion Engines Laboratory, Section of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, Hellenic Naval Academy, End of Hatzikiriakou Ave., 18539 Piraeus, Greece ... (1-3) Hence, under certain conditions, the successful implementation of various internal measures in HD diesel engines may lead to their compliance with current and near-future emission standards, thus diminishing the need for complex and costly technologies of after-engine pollution control. ... (16, 17) Ladommatos et al.(11-14) in their fundamental work successfully managed to isolate the three aforementioned major effects of EGR on diesel engine combustion characteristics and NOx emissions, revealing that, under constant inlet pressure, dilution of the charge mixture is the most influential mechanism on the reduction of engine-out NOx. ...

Dimitrios T. Hountalas; Spiridon I. Raptotasios; Theodoros C. Zannis

2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A case study of condition based maintenance modelling based upon the oil analysis data of marine diesel engines using stochastic filtering  

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This paper presents a case study of condition based maintenance modelling based on measured metal concentrations observed in oil samples of a fleet of marine diesel engines. The decision model for optimising the replacement time of the diesel engines conditional on observed measurements is derived and applied to the case discussed. We described the datasets, which were cleaned and re-organised according to the need of the research. The residual time distribution required in the decision model was formulated using a technique called stochastic filtering. Procedures for model parameter estimation are constructed and discussed in detail. The residual life model presented has been fitted to the case data, and the modelling outputs are discussed.

Wenbin Wang; B. Hussin; Tim Jefferis

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Bioethanol-Blended Diesel Fuel on Combustion and Emission Reduction Characteristics in a Direct-Injection Diesel Engine with Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR)  

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University, 17 Haengdang-dong, Sungdong-gu, Seoul 133-791, Korea ... As a fuel for compression engines, bioethanol-blended diesel fuels have some different trends on the exhaust emission characteristics according to the engine load. ... The paper begins with an introduction of general information on the nature of emissions of exhaust gases, including the toxicity and causes of emissions for both spark-ignition and diesel engines. ...

Su Han Park; Junepyo Cha; Chang Sik Lee

2010-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential for Reduction of Exhaust Emissions in a Common-Rail Direct-Injection Diesel Engine by Fueling with Fischer–Tropsch Diesel Fuel Synthesized from Coal  

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In the constant speed/varying load test modes, the use of CFT also resulted in a general reduction of regulated emissions. ... (5, 6) Moreover, FT diesel fuels can be used in contemporary diesel engines without any modification and with a negligible or weak improvement of engine efficiency. ... Liu, Z.; Shi, S.; Li, Y.Coal liquefaction technologies—Development in China and challenges in chemical reaction engineering Chem. ...

Chonglin Song; Guohong Gong; Jinou Song; Gang Lv; Xiaofeng Cao; Lidong Liu; Yiqiang Pei

2011-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

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An experimental investigation on the performance, emission and combustion characteristics of preheated calophyllum inophyllum linn oil (honne oil) fed DI diesel engine  

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The present work examines the use of a non-edible vegetable oil namely honne oil, a new possible source of alternative fuel for diesel engine. The use of honne oil (unheated and preheated) in an agricultural direct injection (DI) diesel engine has not been reported in the literature. The high viscosity of honne oil can be reduced by preheating (preheated to 60°C). The effect of temperature on the viscosity of honne oil has been investigated. Using preheated honne oil, brake thermal efficiency (BTE) and exhaust gas temperature (EGT) is increased compared to unheated honne oil. The emissions such as smoke opacity (SO), CO and HC of preheated honne oil were reduced and NOx emissions of preheated honne oil were increased compared to unheated honne oil. Premixed combustion phase of preheated honne oil is better than unheated honne oil and ND. Hence, preheated honne oil could be used in diesel engine for short-term application without any engine modification and adverse effect.

B.K. Venkanna; C. Venkataramana Reddy

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance analysis of regenerative organic Rankine cycle (RORC) using the pure working fluid and the zeotropic mixture over the whole operating range of a diesel engine  

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Abstract A regenerative organic Rankine cycle (RORC) system is designed to recover the exhaust heat of a diesel engine, and the influence of the intermediate pressure (the pressures at which the steam is extracted from the expander) on performance parameters such as net power output, thermal efficiency and mass flow rate of the working fluid are analyzed. The organic working fluids under investigation are \\{R245fa\\} and the zeotropic mixture isopentane/R245fa (in a 0.7/0.3 mol fraction). Based on initial calculations of RORC system performance, the intermediate pressure is set to 1.15 MPa for the RORC system when using isopentane/R245fa (in a 0.7/0.3 mol fraction) as the working fluid, and 1.2 MPa when using \\{R245fa\\} as the working fluid. A performance analysis of the RORC system using the two different working fluids is then conducted over the whole operating range of a diesel engine. The results show that the zeotropic mixture isopentane/R245fa (in a 0.7/0.3 mol fraction) performs better. Finally, a combined diesel engine and RORC system is defined to evaluate the performance improvement of such a combined system over the whole operating range. Results show that, for the combined system, a 10.54% improvement in power output and a 9.55% improvement in fuel economy can be achieved at the engine’s rated condition.

Jian Zhang; Hongguang Zhang; Kai Yang; Fubin Yang; Zhen Wang; Guangyao Zhao; Hao Liu; Enhua Wang; Baofeng Yao

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-pressure late cycle direct injection of natural gas in a rail medium speed diesel engine  

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The performance of an Electro-Motive Division (EMD) 567B, two-cylinder locomotive research engine, when operated on high-pressure/late-cycle injection of natural gas, is presented in this paper. A redesign and fabrication of the fuel system was undertaken to facilitate the consumption of natural gas. A small percentage of No.2 diesel fuel (DF-2) was used to ignite the natural gas. Engine performance, while running natural gas, resulted in matching rated speed and power with slightly lower thermal efficiency. Full power was achieved with a ratio of 99 percent natural gas and 1 percent diesel fuel. However, at high natural gas to diesel fuel ratios, audible knock was detected. The primary objective of the project was to establish technical feasibility of, and basic technology for, operating medium-speed rail diesel engines on high-pressure natural gas. Secondary objectives were to attain adequate engine performance levels for rail application, develop a system oriented toward retrofit of in-service locomotives, and realize any potential improvements in thermal efficiency due to use of the high-pressure/late-cycle approach.

Wakenell, J.F.; O'Neal, G.B.; Baker, Q.A.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of oxygenated fuel blends on carbonaceous particulate composition and particle size distributions from a stationary diesel engine  

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Abstract A systematic study was conducted to evaluate and compare the effects of blending five different oxygenated compounds, diglyme (DGM), palm oil methyl ester (PME), dimethyl carbonate (DMC), diethyl adipate (DEA) and butanol (Bu) with ultralow sulfur diesel (ULSD), on engine performance, particulate mass concentrations, organic (OC) and elemental (EC) carbon fractions of the particles and particle size distributions from a single cylinder, direct injection stationary diesel engine with the engine working at a constant engine speed and at three engine loads. A small increase in the brake specific fuel consumption (BSFC) and brake thermal efficiency (BTE) was observed with the use of oxygenates blended with ULSD. All five oxygenates were found to be effective at reducing particulate mass emissions at medium and high engine loads, with butanol being the most effective and DGM being the least effective. Analysis of the relative contribution of changes in the OC and EC emissions to the reduction of particulate matter indicated that under the same oxygen content, EC made a dominant contribution to the reduction of particulate mass. The results also indicated that reduction in both particle mass and number emissions was affected not only by the oxygen content, but also by the chemical structure and thermophysical properties of oxygenates as well as engine operating conditions.

Zhi-Hui Zhang; Rajasekhar Balasubramanian

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of OTM Syngas Process and Testing of Syngas Derived Ultra-clean Fuels in Diesel Engines and Fuel Cells  

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This topical report summarizes work accomplished for the Program from November 1, 2001 to December 31, 2002 in the following task areas: Task 1: Materials Development; Task 2: Composite Development; Task 4: Reactor Design and Process Optimization; Task 8: Fuels and Engine Testing; 8.1 International Diesel Engine Program; 8.2 Nuvera Fuel Cell Program; and Task 10: Program Management. Major progress has been made towards developing high temperature, high performance, robust, oxygen transport elements. In addition, a novel reactor design has been proposed that co-produces hydrogen, lowers cost and improves system operability. Fuel and engine testing is progressing well, but was delayed somewhat due to the hiatus in program funding in 2002. The Nuvera fuel cell portion of the program was completed on schedule and delivered promising results regarding low emission fuels for transportation fuel cells. The evaluation of ultra-clean diesel fuels continues in single cylinder (SCTE) and multiple cylinder (MCTE) test rigs at International Truck and Engine. FT diesel and a BP oxygenate showed significant emissions reductions in comparison to baseline petroleum diesel fuels. Overall through the end of 2002 the program remains under budget, but behind schedule in some areas.

E.T. (Skip) Robinson; James P. Meagher; Prasad Apte; Xingun Gui; Tytus R. Bulicz; Siv Aasland; Charles Besecker; Jack Chen Bart A. van Hassel; Olga Polevaya; Rafey Khan; Piyush Pilaniwalla

2002-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a control-oriented model to optimise fuel consumption and NOX emissions in a DI Diesel engine  

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Abstract This paper describes a predictive NOX and consumption model, which is oriented to control and optimisation of DI Diesel engines. The model applies the Response Surface Methodology following a two-step process: firstly, the relationship between engine inputs (intake charge conditions and injection settings) and some combustion parameters (peak pressure, indicated mean effective pressure and burn angles) is determined; secondly, engine outputs (NOX and consumption) are predicted from the combustion parameters using NOX and mechanical losses models. Splitting the model into two parts allows using either experimental or modelled combustion parameters, thus enhancing the model flexibility. If experimental in-cylinder pressure is used to obtain combustion parameters, the mean error of predicted NOX and consumption are 2% and 6% respectively, with a calculation time of 5.5 ms. Using modelled parameters reduces the calculation time to 1.5 ms, with a penalty in the accuracy. The model performs well in a multi-objective optimisation, reducing NOX and consumption in different amounts depending on the objective of the optimisation.

S. Molina; C. Guardiola; J. Martín; D. García-Sarmiento

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparative evaluation of three alternative power cycles for waste heat recovery from the exhaust of adiabatic diesel engines  

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Three alternative power cycles were compared in application as an exhaust-gas heat-recovery system for use with advanced ''adiabatic'' diesel engines. The power cycle alternatives considered were steam Rankine, organic Rankine with RC-1 as the working fluid, and variations of an air Brayton cycle. The comparison was made in terms of fuel economy and economic payback potential for heavy-duty trucks operating in line-haul service. The results indicate that, in terms of engine rated specific fuel consumption, a diesel/alternative-power-cycle engine offers a significant improvement over the turbocompound diesel used as the baseline for comparison. The maximum improvement resulted from the use of a Rankine cycle heat-recovery system in series with turbocompounding. The air Brayton cycle alternatives studied, which included both simple-cycle and compression-intercooled configurations, were less effective and provided about half the fuel consumption improvement of the Rankine cycle alternatives under the same conditions. Capital and maintenance cost estimates were also developed for each of the heat-recovery power cycle systems. These costs were integrated with the fuel savings to identify the time required for net annual savings to pay back the initial capital investment. The sensitivity of capital payback time to arbitrary increases in fuel price, not accompanied by corresponding hardware cost inflation, was also examined. The results indicate that a fuel price increase is required for the alternative power cycles to pay back capital within an acceptable time period.

Bailey, M.M.

1985-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical investigation on the combustion and emission characteristics of a hydrogen assisted biodiesel combustion in a diesel engine  

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Abstract The present study aims to bridge the gap on hydrogen assisted biodiesel combustion, and to investigate its impacts on the engine performance, combustion and emission characteristics. Simulations were conducted on a diesel engine fueled by biodiesel with supplementary hydrogen inductions of 0.5%, 1%, 2% and 3% vol of H2 in air. A skeletal reaction mechanism was developed to include the reaction kinetics of biodiesel and hydrogen, with the CO, \\{NOx\\} and soot formation mechanisms embedded. The developed reaction mechanism was validated by performing the ignition delay calculations against the detailed biodiesel reaction mechanism, as well as the 3D numerical simulations against the experimental results. Good agreements in terms of ignition delay, cylinder pressure and heat release rate predictions were obtained. Key simulation results review that with the increase of hydrogen induction, a substantial increase in the peak cylinder pressure and heat release rate can be obtained under 50% and 100% load conditions, indicating an improved performance. But a reduced performance is observed at light load (10% loads) conditions due to the poor ignition and combustion processes. In terms of emissions, a general decreased trend is observed for both CO and soot emissions at all the engine speeds and loads, and a more remarkable reduction is found at 100% engine load conditions. Furthermore, due to the enhanced combustion, \\{NOx\\} emissions are increased slightly at 50% and 100% engine loads.

H. An; W.M. Yang; A. Maghbouli; J. Li; S.K. Chou; K.J. Chua; J.X. Wang; L. Li

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The BEST Experiences with Bioethanol Buses | Open Energy Information  

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The BEST Experiences with Bioethanol Buses The BEST Experiences with Bioethanol Buses Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: The BEST Experiences with Bioethanol Buses Agency/Company /Organization: BioEthanol for Sustainable Transport Focus Area: Fuels & Efficiency Topics: Best Practices Website: www.best-europe.org/upload/BEST_documents/info_documents/Best%20report This report summarizes the results of the BioEthanol for Sustainable Transport (BEST) demonstration of bioethanol buses. The conclusion is that bioethanol is a suitable fuel for public transport. Bioethanol has a potential to replace diesel in compression engines. How to Use This Tool This tool is most helpful when using these strategies: Avoid - Cut the need for travel Shift - Change to low-carbon modes Improve - Enhance infrastructure & policies

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Enterprise converting buses to biodiesel | Department of Energy  

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Enterprise converting buses to biodiesel Enterprise converting buses to biodiesel Enterprise converting buses to biodiesel April 1, 2010 - 6:48pm Addthis Paul Lester Communications Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Rental car customers may be able to breathe a little easier during their next trip to the airport. Alamo Rent A Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and National Car Rental, all brands operated by the subsidiaries of Enterprise Holdings, are converting their airport shuttle buses to run on biodiesel fuel. The move is a good one for the environment, and will ultimately reduce the company's carbon emissions. "We are saving 420,000 gallons of petroleum diesel," says Lee Broughton, director of corporate identity and sustainability for Enterprise Holdings. Hydrocarbon and particulate matter emissions will plummet, making the air

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Experiences from Introduction of Ethanol Buses and Ethanol Fuel Station |  

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Experiences from Introduction of Ethanol Buses and Ethanol Fuel Station Experiences from Introduction of Ethanol Buses and Ethanol Fuel Station Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Experiences from Introduction of Ethanol Buses and Ethanol Fuel Station Agency/Company /Organization: BioEthanol for Sustainable Transport Focus Area: Fuels & Efficiency Topics: Best Practices Website: www.best-europe.org/upload/BEST_documents/info_documents/Best%20report Ethanol buses were demonstrated within BioEthanol for Sustainable Transport (BEST). This report describes the problems at the sites and how they were solved. The aim of the report is to guide other local transport authorities on how to deal with the questions raised when a bus demonstration begins