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Nanoparticle Emissions from Internal Combustion Engines | Department...  

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

Nanoparticle Emissions from Internal Combustion Engines Nanoparticle Emissions from Internal Combustion Engines 2004 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference...

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Axial cylinder internal combustion engine  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This patent describes improvement in a barrel type internal combustion engine including an engine block having axial-positioned cylinders with reciprocating pistons arranged in a circular pattern: a drive shaft concentrically positioned within the cylinder block having an offset portion extending outside the cylinder block; a wobble spider rotatably journaled to the offset portion; connecting rods for each cylinder connecting each piston to the wobble spider. The improvement comprising: a first sleeve bearing means supporting the drive shaft in the engine block in a cantilevered manner for radial loads; a second sleeve bearing means rotatably supporting the wobble spider on the offset portion of the drive shaft for radial loads; a first roller bearing means positioned between the offset portion of the drive shaft and the wobble spider carrying thrust loadings only; a second roller bearing means carrying thrust loads only reacting to the first roller bearing located on the opposite end of the driveshaft between the shaft and the engine block.

Gonzalez, C.

1992-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Internal combustion engine intake valve  

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In a inlet valve for use in an internal combustion engine in which the valve has a stem and a head, the head having, when seated, a first side positioned within a combustion chamber of an engine block and a second, opposite, side attached to the stem, the second side including that piston of the head forming the seat with the engine block when the valve is in a seated position, and first side including that portion of the head from the seat toward the chamber when the valve is in the seated position, and the engine including means for moving the valve from the closed position to an open position to allow a fuel mixture to enter the chamber, the improvement in the valve comprising: an extension ridge from the first side, positioned in alignment with the periphery of the valve head, the ridge forming with the seat a single, continuous, smooth outer surface along the periphery thereof for reducing the coefficient of drag of the fuel entering the chamber around the valve head when the valve is in the open position.

Mosler, W.B.

1988-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal fuel slurry for internal combustion engines  

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A technoeconomic study of the production of coal-water fuel slurry for internal combustion engines and thermal power plants was performed. Based on the accumulated experimental data, it was found that, in the ...

N. I. Red’kina; G. S. Khodakov; E. G. Gorlov

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling of Combustion Processes in Internal Combustion Engines  

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Improving internal combustion engines (ICE) and increasing the quality of operation are linked with the necessity of maximally increasing the degree of compression. For ICE with spark ignition (otto cycle), th...

V. A. Vinokurov; V. A. Kaminskii; V. A. Frost…

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Starting apparatus for internal combustion engines  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

This report is a patent description for a system to start an internal combustion engine. Remote starting and starting by hearing impaired persons are addressed. The system monitors the amount of current being drawn by the starter motor to determine when the engine is started. When the engine is started the system automatically deactivates the starter motor. Five figures are included.

Dyches, G.M.; Dudar, A.M.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Marine propulsion device internal combustion engine  

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This patent describes an internal combustion engine. It comprises an engine block including a surface, means including the engine block surface for defining a substantially sealed chamber, and pressure relief means including a movable valve member for venting the chamber when the pressure in the chamber exceeds a predetermined value, the chamber containing one of the following: a flywheel, means for generating an electrical current, a finned heat exchanger, and means for starting the engine.

Anderson, P.A.; Bernau, W.A.; Breckenfeld, P.W.; Broughton, G.L.

1992-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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2.61 Internal Combustion Engines, Spring 2004  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Fundamentals of how the design and operation of internal combustion engines affect their performance, operation, fuel requirements, and environmental impact. Study of fluid flow, thermodynamics, combustion, heat transfer ...

Heywood, John B.

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Electronic governor for an internal combustion engine  

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An electronic governor for an internal combustion engine provided with a fuel injection pump for supplying fuel to the engine and having a control rack for adjusting fuel injection amount is described comprising, means providing a designated speed signal Vno indicative of the desired rotational speed No of the internal combustion engine, a speed detector detecting the rotational speed N of the internal combustion engine and producing the speed detection signal Vn indicative of the rotational speed N, a rack position detector detecting the position of the rack and producing a rack position detection signal VL indicative of the position of the rack, a speed deviation operation circuit responsive to the speed detection signal Vn for producing a constant speed control signal Vnd for effecting control to maintain the deviation of the actual rotational speed N from the designated rotational speed No within a permissible range, a rack position deviation operation circuit for producing a maximum rack position control signal VLd for effecting control to maintain the deviation of the rack position, a control mode selector and means responsive to the output of the control mode selector for controlling the rack to cause the deviation of the actual rotational speed N from the designated rotational speed No or the rack position from the maximum rack position to be within a certain range.

Nanjyo, H.; Suzuki, H.

1987-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

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The Effects of Ethanol/Gasoline Blends on Advanced Combustion Strategies in Internal Combustion Engines.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??This dissertation presents the effects of blending ethanol with gasoline on advanced combustion strategies in internal combustion engines. The unique chemical, physical and thermal properties… (more)

Fatouraie, Mohammad

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BIBLIOGRAPHY ON INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES 1. F. Obert, Internal Combustion Engines and Air Pollution, Intext Educational Publishers, 1973  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

engines, now somewhat dated.) 6. M. Khovakh (general editor) Motor Vehicle Engines. English translation, Akademiai Kaido:Budapest, 1974. (A monograph on heat transfer in spark-ignition and diesel enginesBIBLIOGRAPHY ON INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES 1. F. Obert, Internal Combustion Engines and Air

Goldwasser, Shafi

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Jet plume injection and combustion system for internal combustion engines  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved combustion system for an internal combustion engine is disclosed wherein a rich air/fuel mixture is furnished at high pressure to one or more jet plume generator cavities adjacent to a cylinder and then injected through one or more orifices from the cavities into the head space of the cylinder to form one or more turbulent jet plumes in the head space of the cylinder prior to ignition of the rich air/fuel mixture in the cavity of the jet plume generator. The portion of the rich air/fuel mixture remaining in the cavity of the generator is then ignited to provide a secondary jet, comprising incomplete combustion products which are injected into the cylinder to initiate combustion in the already formed turbulent jet plume. Formation of the turbulent jet plume in the head space of the cylinder prior to ignition has been found to yield a higher maximum combustion pressure in the cylinder, as well as shortening the time period to attain such a maximum pressure.

Oppenheim, Antoni K. (Kensington, CA); Maxson, James A. (Berkeley, CA); Hensinger, David M. (Albany, CA)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LabVIEW internal combustion engine detonation frequency analysis.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??The project discussed herein is to develop the hardware and software necessary to identify the detonation frequency of a BMW S14 internal combustion engine. This… (more)

McClain, Kevin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HICEV AMERICA: HYDROGEN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE  

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HICEV AMERICA: HICEV AMERICA: HYDROGEN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE VEHICLE (HICEV) TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Revision 0 November 1, 2004 Prepared by Electric Transportation Applications HICEV America Vehicle Specification i TABLE OF CONTENTS Minimum Vehicle Requirements 1 1. Regulatory Requirements 7 2. Chassis 8 3. Vehicle Characteristics 10 4. Drive System 11 5. Vehicle Performance 12 6. Hydrogen Fuel Storage System (HFSS) 14 7. Additional Vehicle Systems 17 8. Documentation 18 Appendices Appendix A - Vehicle Data 19 Appendix B - FMVSS Certification Methodology 26 DB12/7/04 HICEV America Vehicle Specification 2 MINIMUM VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS The HICEV America Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Transportation Technology to provide for independent assessment of hydrogen fueled, internal

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Optimal internal combustion engine tuning utilizing perturbation/correlation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

OPTIMAL INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE TUNING UTILIZING PERTURBATION/CORRELATION A Thesis by BRIAN DANIEL PAUTLER 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 May 2003 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering OPTIMAL INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE TUNING UTILIZING PERTURBATION/CORRELATION A Thesis by BRIAN DANIEL PAUTLER Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M Umversity...

Brian Daniel Pautler

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Cooling system for internal combustion engines  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A cooling system for an internal combustion engine is described comprising: a head-side water jacket and a block-side water jacket made independent of each other; and a radiator and a cooling fan shared between the two water jackets. The improvement comprises: a first cooling water conduit for connecting the outlet of the head-side water jacket and the inlet of the radiator; a mixing valve having two water inlets and one water outlet; a second cooling water conduit for connecting one of the water inlets of the mixing valve and the outlet of the radiator; a third conduit for connecting the water outlet of the block-side water jacket and the remaining one of the water inlets of the mixing valve; a water pump, a fourth conduit branched midway from the second conduit and connected with the water inlet of the head-side water jacket; an auxiliary water pump; a fifth conduit branched midway from the third conduit and connected with the first conduit; one-way valve; and a control unit for controlling the mixing ratio of the mixing valve, the displacement of the auxiliary water pump and the operation of the cooling fan.

Itakura, M.

1988-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Control of Combustion Processes in an Internal Combustion Engine by Low-Temperature Plasma  

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A new method of operation of internal combustion engines enhances power and reduces fuel consumption and exhaust toxicity. Low-temperature plasma control combines working processes of thermal engines and steam machines into a single process.

E. A. Olenev

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Control of Combustion Processes in an Internal Combustion Engine by Low-Temperature Plasma  

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A new method of operation of internal combustion engines enhances power and reduces fuel consumption and exhaust toxicity. Low-temperature plasma control combines working processes of thermal engines and steam...

E. A. Olenev

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combustion Engine  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Pictured here is an animation showing the basic mechanics of how an internal combustion engine works. With support from the Energy Department, General Motors researchers developed a new technology ...

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Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) Vehicle Testing Activities  

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Internal Combustion Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) Vehicle Testing Activities James Francfort Idaho National Laboratory 2 Paper #2006-01-0433 Presentation Outline Background and goal APS Alternative Fuel (Hydrogen) Pilot Plant - design and operations Fuel dispensing and prototype dispenser Hydrogen (H2) and HCNG (compressed natural gas) internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle testing WWW Information 3 Paper #2006-01-0433 Background Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) is part of DOE's FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program These activities are conducted by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the AVTA testing partner Electric Transportation Applications (ETA) 4 Paper #2006-01-0433 AVTA Goal Provide benchmark data for technology modeling, research and development programs, and help fleet managers and

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Methanol vaporization and injection system for internal combustion engine  

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An engine equipped with an alcohol vaporization injection system operates as a four stroke cycle diesel engine that transfers the heat of exiting exhaust gases and cylinder head walls to the fuel. The engine runs on alcohol. The alcohol becomes vaporized and its pressure is high enough so that when a valve is opened between the high pressure fuel line and the combustion chamber (when it is at the peak of its compression ratio) enough alcohol will enter the combustion chamber to allow proper combustion. The overall advantages to this type of alcohol vaporization injection system is that it adds relatively few new mechanisms to the spark ignition four cycle internal combustion engine to enable it to operate as a diesel engine with a high thermal efficiency. This alcohol injection system exploits the engine's need for greater volumes of alcohol caused by the alcohol's relatively low heat of combustion (When compared to gasoline) by using this greater volume of fuel to return greater quantities of heat back to the engine to a much greater degree than other fuels can.

Bayley, R.I.

1980-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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PHYSICAL REVIEW E 90, 022139 (2014) Enhanced efficiency of internal combustion engines by employing spinning gas  

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PHYSICAL REVIEW E 90, 022139 (2014) Enhanced efficiency of internal combustion engines by employing; published 28 August 2014) The efficiency of the internal combustion engine might be enhanced by employing Optimizing the internal combustion engine to achieve the highest possible fuel efficiency can be approached

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Apparatus for photocatalytic destruction of internal combustion engine emissions during cold start  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and apparatus for the destruction of emissions from an internal combustion engine wherein a substrate coated with TiO.sub.2 is exposed to a light source in the exhaust system of an internal combustion engine thereby catalyzing oxidation/reduction reactions between gaseous hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and oxygen in the exhaust of the internal combustion engine.

Janata, Jiri (Richland, WA); McVay, Gary L. (Richland, WA); Peden, Charles H. (West Richland, WA); Exarhos, Gregory J. (Richland, WA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced Efficiency of Internal Combustion Engines By Employing Spinning Gas  

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The efficiency of the internal combustion engine might be enhanced by employing spinning gas. A gas spinning at near sonic velocities has an effectively higher heat capacity, which allows practical fuel cycles, which are far from the Carnot efficiency, to approach more closely the Carnot efficiency. A gain in fuel efficiency of several percent is shown to be theoretically possible for the Otto and Diesel cycles. The use of a flywheel, in principle, could produce even greater increases in the efficiency.

Geyko, Vasily; Fisch, Nathaniel

2014-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Water distillation using waste engine heat from an internal combustion engine  

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To meet the needs of forward deployed soldiers and disaster relief personnel, a mobile water distillation system was designed and tested. This system uses waste engine heat from the exhaust flow of an internal combustion ...

Mears, Kevin S

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Idling control device for internal combustion engine with turbocharger  

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An idling control device is described for an internal combustion engine with a turbocharger, comprising: an air intake pipe having an inlet at an upstream end thereof adapted to accept air which is to be supplied through the air intake pipe to the internal combustion engine a turbocharger having a housing incorporated in the air intake pipe between the inlet and the outlet, a throttle valve incorporated in the air intake pipe between the turbocharger and the outlet, a surge tank incorporated in the air intake pipe between the throttle valve and the outlet; a bypass air passage means provided in parallel with the air intake pipe between upstream of the turbocharger and downstream of the throttle valve; a flow-control valve incorporated in the bypass air passage means; an actuator operatively associated with the flow-control valve, a computer operatively associated with the actuator and arranged to receive signals relating to operating conditions of the engine; a check valve incorporated in the bypass air passage means downstream of the flow-control valve.

Ando, H.; Kondo, T.

1986-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus for photocatalytic destruction of internal combustion engine emissions during cold start  

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A method and apparatus are disclosed for the destruction of emissions from an internal combustion engine wherein a substrate coated with TiO{sub 2} is exposed to a light source in the exhaust system of an internal combustion engine thereby catalyzing oxidation/reduction reactions between gaseous hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and oxygen in the exhaust of the internal combustion engine. 4 figs.

Janata, J.; McVay, G.L.; Peden, C.H.; Exarhos, G.J.

1998-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling the lubrication of the piston ring pack in internal combustion engines using the deterministic method  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Piston ring packs are used in internal combustion engines to seal both the high pressure gas in the combustion chamber and the lubricant oil in the crank case. The interaction between the piston ring pack and the cylinder ...

Chen, Haijie

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cylinder wall waste heat recovery from liquid-cooled internal combustion engines utilizing thermoelectric generators.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

?? This report is a dissertation proposal that focuses on the energy balance within an internal combustion engine with a unique coolant-based waste heat recovery… (more)

Armstead, John Randall

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of battery pack and internal combustion engine thermal models for hybrid electric vehicles.  

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?? This thesis focuses on the design of computational models, capable of simulating the thermal behaviour of a battery pack and internal combustion engine equipping… (more)

Catacchio, Gabriele

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exhaust gas recirculation system for an internal combustion engine  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An exhaust gas recirculation system for an internal combustion engine comprises an exhaust driven turbocharger having a low pressure turbine outlet in fluid communication with an exhaust gas conduit. The turbocharger also includes a low pressure compressor intake and a high pressure compressor outlet in communication with an intake air conduit. An exhaust gas recirculation conduit fluidly communicates with the exhaust gas conduit to divert a portion of exhaust gas to a low pressure exhaust gas recirculation branch extending between the exhaust gas recirculation conduit and an engine intake system for delivery of exhaust gas thereto. A high pressure exhaust gas recirculation branch extends between the exhaust gas recirculation conduit and the compressor intake and delivers exhaust gas to the compressor for mixing with a compressed intake charge for delivery to the intake system.

Wu, Ko-Jen

2013-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrocarbon-fueled internal combustion engines: "the worst form of vehicle propulsion... except for all the other forms"  

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Hydrocarbon-fueled internal combustion engines: "the worst form of vehicle propulsion... except of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-1453 Introduction Hydrocarbon-fueled internal combustion engines. For the purposes of this paper: An internal combustion engine is a heat engine (a device in which thermal energy

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Computations and modeling of oil transport between piston lands and liner in internal combustion engines  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The consumption of lubricating oil in internal combustion engines is a continuous interest for engine developers and remains to be one of the least understood areas. A better understanding on oil transport is critical to ...

Fang, Tianshi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal-water slurry fuel internal combustion engine and method for operating same  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An internal combustion engine fueled with a coal-water slurry is described. About 90 percent of the coal-water slurry charge utilized in the power cycle of the engine is directly injected into the main combustion chamber where it is ignited by a hot stream of combustion gases discharged from a pilot combustion chamber of a size less than about 10 percent of the total clearance volume of main combustion chamber with the piston at top dead center. The stream of hot combustion gases is provided by injecting less than about 10 percent of the total coal-water slurry charge into the pilot combustion chamber and using a portion of the air from the main combustion chamber that has been heated by the walls defining the pilot combustion chamber as the ignition source for the coal-water slurry injected into the pilot combustion chamber.

McMillian, Michael H. (Fairmont, WV)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nitrogen enriched combustion of a natural gas internal combustion engine to reduce NO.sub.x emissions  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and system for reducing nitrous oxide emissions from an internal combustion engine. An input gas stream of natural gas includes a nitrogen gas enrichment which reduces nitrous oxide emissions. In addition ignition timing for gas combustion is advanced to improve FCE while maintaining lower nitrous oxide emissions.

Biruduganti, Munidhar S. (Naperville, IL); Gupta, Sreenath Borra (Naperville, IL); Sekar, R. Raj (Naperville, IL); McConnell, Steven S. (Shorewood, IL)

2008-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Valve supporting arrangement of an internal combustion engine  

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A supporting arrangement is described for a valve of an internal combustion engine having a valve stem portion, comprising a rigid member for supporting the stem portion of the valve for axial movement of the valve, a stamped or press-formed upper retainer connected to the upper portion of the valve stem, a lower annular retainer disposed on the rigid member and surrounding the valve stem, and a coil spring compressed between the upper and lower retainers to bias the valve in a direction to close the associated valve opening. The upper retainer has a substantially constant thickness throughout and comprises an annular collar portion having an essentially constant diameter along the length thereof with the diameter at least substantially equal to the inner diameter of the coil spring. The collar portion is coaxially disposed within an upper portion of the coil spring, an annular flange portion extending radially outwardly from the upper end of the collar portion and engaging with the upper end of the coil spring, and means for achieving a spline connection between the central portion of the retainer and the upper portion of the valve stem, and wherein the upper retainer is divided along a diameter into two identical elements which are disposed about the upper portion of the valve stem such that the radial pressure exerted by the coil spring operates to bias the identical elements into their respective positions operative to connect the upper retainer to the valve stem.

Hayashi, Y.

1986-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of lubricant viscosity and surface texturing on ring-pack performance in internal combustion engines  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The piston ring-pack contributes approximately 25% of the mechanical losses in an internal combustion engine. Both lubricant viscosity and surface texturing were investigated in an effort to reduce this ring-pack friction ...

Takata, Rosalind (Rosalind Kazuko), 1978-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical modeling of piston secondary motion and skirt lubrication in internal combustion engines  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Internal combustion engines dominate transportation of people and goods, contributing significantly to air pollution, and requiring large amounts of fossil fuels. With increasing public concern about the environment and ...

McClure, Fiona

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling the structural behavior of the piston rings under different boundary conditions in internal combustion engines  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In the process of designing internal combustion engine, piston ring plays an important role in fulfilling the requirements of camber gas sealing, friction reduction and lubrication oil consumption. The goal of this thesis ...

Xu, Dian

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermochemical conversion of fuels into hydrogen-containing gas using recuperative heat of internal combustion engines  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The problem of the thermochemical recuperation of heat from the exhaust gases of internal combustion engines (ICEs) as a method of ... the steam conversion of oxygen-containing fuels into syngas were developed, a...

V. A. Kirillov; A. B. Shigarov; N. A. Kuzin…

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A new modeling approach of pressure waves at the inlet of internal combustion engines  

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This paper presents a new model used to describe the propagation of pressure waves at the inlet systems of internal combustion engine. In the first part, an analogy ... a pipe and a mechanical ideal mass damper spring

David Chalet; Alexandre Mahé; Jean-François Hétet…

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mitigating the effect of siloxanes on internal combustion engines using landfill gasses  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A waste gas combustion method that includes providing a combustible fuel source, in which the combustible fuel source is composed of at least methane and siloxane gas. A sodium source or magnesium source is mixed with the combustible fuel source. Combustion of the siloxane gas of the combustible fuel source produces a silicon containing product. The sodium source or magnesium source reacts with the silicon containing product to provide a sodium containing glass or sodium containing silicate, or a magnesium containing silicate. By producing the sodium containing glass or sodium containing silicate, or the magnesium containing silicate, or magnesium source for precipitating particulate silica instead of hard coating, the method may reduce or eliminate the formation of silica deposits within the combustion chamber and the exhaust components of the internal combustion engine.

Besmann, Theodore M

2014-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for the operation of internal combustion engines. [gasification reactor for reforming gasoline  

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This is a method for the operation of internal combustion engines which is designed to decontaminate the exhaust gases. The method includes: feeding a gasification air stream into a gasification reactor; feeding fuel into the same gasification reactor; combining the fuel with the gasification air into a homogeneous fuel-air mixture in the gasification reactor; and converting the fuel-air mixture by partial combustion into a soot -free reformed gas. Then, the reformed gas is fed from the gasification reactor to a mixer where the reformed gas is mixed with combustion air and the reformed gas-air mixture is fed to the internal combustion engine for further combustion with the result that there is intensive decontamination of the exhaust gases which thereby reduces air pollution. The reformed gas temperature is adjusted low for maximum engine output, and is adjusted higher for lower engine temperatures in order to obtain a reformed gas which is richer in hydrogen and thereby produce exhaust gases which are lower in harmful substances. In reference to the exhaust gases in an internal combustion engine, this method achieves the highest possible degree of decontamination, not only of the carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons , but also of the nitrous oxides in the exhaust gases. Using this method, the internal combustion engine can be operated not only with high-test, no-knock gasoline, but also with cheap, lead-free low octane, straight-run gasoline which is low in aromatics and olefins, which normally do not have no-knock properties, and the internal combustion engine can be operated with the lowest possible fuel consumption. The gasification reactor operates through chemical reaction in the presence of a catalyst. Optionally, this method may include a return of part of the reformed gas to the input of the gasification reactor.

Muhlberg, E.

1980-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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"Optimization of efficiency of internal combustion engines via using  

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Optimization of efficiency of internal combustion engines via using Optimization of efficiency of internal combustion engines via using spinning gas and non-spectroscopic method of determining gas constituents through rotation ..--.. Inventors Nathaniel Fisch, Vasily Geyko An important use of the disclosed approach is the improvement efficiency of thermal cycles and as result efficiency of engines. Different cycles and different ways of compression of spinning gas may be used to maximize possible efficiency gain. In conventional internal combustion engines, gas spinning is either not used at all or used only with the purpose of increasing turbulence and better mixing. In the disclosed method, gas rotation is used for energy storage, hence it allows an improvement in thermal cycle efficiency. To achieve significant effect related to

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Performance of an Internal Combustion Engine Operating on Landfill Gas and the Effect of Syngas Addition  

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Performance of an Internal Combustion Engine Operating on Landfill Gas and the Effect of Syngas Addition ... The performance of a four-stroke Honda GC160E spark ignition (SI) internal combustion (IC) engine operating on landfill gas (LFG) was investigated, as well as the impact of H2 and CO (syngas) addition on emissions and engine efficiency. ... In addition, variation across both the syngas content (up to 15%) and the ratio of H2 to CO in the syngas (H2/CO = 0.5, 1, and 2) were tested. ...

McKenzie P. Kohn; Jechan Lee; Matthew L. Basinger; Marco J. Castaldi

2011-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Traveling-Wave Thermoacoustic Engines With Internal Combustion  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Thermoacoustic devices are disclosed wherein, for some embodiments, a combustion zone provides heat to a regenerator using a mean flow of compressible fluid. In other embodiments, burning of a combustible mixture within the combustion zone is pulsed in phase with the acoustic pressure oscillations to increase acoustic power output. In an example embodiment, the combustion zone and the regenerator are thermally insulated from other components within the thermoacoustic device.

Weiland, Nathan Thomas (Blacksburg, VA); Zinn, Ben T. (Atlanta, GA); Swift, Gregory William (Sante Fe, NM)

2004-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Review and recent developments of laser ignition for internal combustion engines applications  

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Performance of future ignition system for internal combustion engines should be reliable and efficient to enhance and sustain combustion stability, since ignition not only initiates combustion but also influences subsequent combustion. Lean burn systems have been regarded as an advanced combustion approach that could improve thermal efficiency while reducing exhaust gas emissions. However, current engines cannot be operated sufficiently lean due to ignition related problems such as the sluggish flame initiation and propagation along with potential misfiring. A high exhaust gas recirculation engines also has similar potential for emissions improvement, but could also experience similar ignition problems, particularly at idle operation. Similarly, ignition is an important design factor in gas turbine and rocket combustor. Recently, non-conventional ignition techniques such as laser-induced ignition methods have become an attractive field of research in order to replace the conventional spark ignition systems. The fundamentals of conventional laser-induced spark ignition have been previously reviewed. Therefore, the objective of this article is to review progress on the use of such innovative techniques of laser-induced ignition including laser-induced cavity ignition and laser-induced multi-point ignition. In addition, emphasis is given to recent work to explore the feasibility of this interesting technology for practical applications concerning internal combustion engines.

Mohamed H. Morsy

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus for improving gasoline comsumption, power and reducing emission pollutants of internal combustion engines  

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This patent describes an apparatus for improving performance and reducing fuel comsumption and emission pollutants from an internal combustion gasoline engine. This apparatus consists of: 1.) an internal combustion gasoline engine having, in part, an intake manifold and an exhaust manifold where the exhaust manifold is modified to include a manifold exhaust port; 2.) a modified internal combustion engine carburetor connected to the intake manifold on the engine; 3.) a positive crankcase ventilation valve (PCV) which has an input port conventionally connected to the internal combustion engine and also has a PCV output port; 4.) an automobile fuel pump having an input connected to a conventional fuel tank and having a fuel pump output port; 5.) a thermic reactor; 6.) a thermic reactor air cleaner pneumatically connected to the clean air input port on the thermic reactor; 7.) a catalytic gas injector; 8.) a fuel regulator/restrictor consisting of a solid block having a fuel pump input port and a carburetor output port.

Piedrafita, R.

1986-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing an approach utilizing local deterministic analysis to predict the cycle friction of the piston ring-pack in internal combustion engines  

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Nowadays, a rapid growth of internal combustion (IC) engines is considered to be a major contributor to energy crisis. About 20% of the mechanical loss in internal combustion engines directly goes to the friction loss ...

Liu, Yang, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Module 3: Hydrogen Use in Internal Combustion Engines  

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This course covers combustive properties, air/fuel ratio, types of pre-ignition problems, type of ignition systems, crankcase ventilation issues, thermal efficiency, emissions, power output, effect of mixing hydrogen

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Apparatus and method for operating internal combustion engines from variable mixtures of gaseous fuels  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus and method for utilizing any arbitrary mixture ratio of multiple fuel gases having differing combustion characteristics, such as natural gas and hydrogen gas, within an internal combustion engine. The gaseous fuel composition ratio is first sensed, such as by thermal conductivity, infrared signature, sound propagation speed, or equivalent mixture differentiation mechanisms and combinations thereof which are utilized as input(s) to a "multiple map" engine control module which modulates selected operating parameters of the engine, such as fuel injection and ignition timing, in response to the proportions of fuel gases available so that the engine operates correctly and at high efficiency irrespective of the gas mixture ratio being utilized. As a result, an engine configured according to the teachings of the present invention may be fueled from at least two different fuel sources without admixing constraints.

Heffel, James W. (Lake Matthews, CA); Scott, Paul B. (Northridge, CA); Park, Chan Seung (Yorba Linda, CA)

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasmatron Fuel Reformer Development and Internal Combustion Engine Vehicle Applications  

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2004 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Vaporizer design criteria for ethanol fueled internal combustion engines  

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been identified in conversion of diesel engines of farm tractors for using alcohol fuels. Distillation at atmospheric pressure does not yield 200 proof ethanol, (Winston, 1981), so with present technology, ethanol produced on farms is aqueous. A... engines 2. Modify diesel to tolerate straight ethanol injection. 3. Mix ethanol with diesel fuel. 4. Carburete the ethanol separately Converting Diesels To SI Engines Most diesel engines currently used in tractors operate with compression ratios...

Ariyaratne, Arachchi Rallage

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Internal combustion engine power. A quarter century in review  

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The advancements have been momentous. A review of the past quarter century of progress - including engine efficiencies, power ratings, fuels, emissions and the technological advances associated with these parameters - draws the real and outstanding developments of the period into perspective. Though the shapes of engines appear to be the same, few of the easy product classifications that existed in 1969 have survived to this day. In addition, the pattern of engine development is becoming similar throughout the world. All diesel engine design work, regardless of the country in which it is being carried out, is related to increasing specific output, from the smaller high-speed diesel, gas and gas turbine engines to the very largest stationary and marine power engines. This is being accomplished for the reciprocating engine by, basically, the same design and research techniques: higher speed, larger engine displacement through larger cylinder sizes, more cylinders with V-type configurations, and higher mean effective pressures through intensive use of turbo-charging and charge-air cooling, along with cylinder-head and injection process modifications. 6 figs.

Kane, J.

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The railplug: Development of a new ignitor for internal combustion engines. Final report  

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A three year investigation of a new type of ignitor for internal combustion engines has been performed using funds from the Advanced Energy Projects Program of The Basic Energy Sciences Division of the U.S. Department of Energy and with matching funding from Research Applications, Inc. This project was a spin-off of {open_quotes}Star Wars{close_quotes} defense technology, specifically the railgun. The {open_quotes}railplug{close_quotes} is a miniaturized railgun which produces a high velocity plume of plasma that is injected into the combustion chamber of an engine. Unlike other types of alternative ignitors, such as plasma jet ignitors, electromagnetic forces enhance the acceleration of the plasma generated by a railplug. Thus, for a railplug, the combined effects of electromagnetic and thermodynamic forces drive the plasma into the combustion chamber. Several engine operating conditions or configurations can be identified that traditionally present ignition problems, and might benefit from enhanced ignition systems. One of these is ultra-lean combustion in spark ignition (SI) engines. This concept has the potential for lowering emissions of NOx while simultaneously improving thermal efficiency. Unfortunately, current lean burn engines cannot be operated sufficiently lean before ignition related problems are encountered to offer any benefits. High EGR engines have similar potential for emissions improvement, but also experience similar ignition problems, particularly at idle. Other potential applications include diesel cold start, alcohol and dual fuel engines, and high altitude relight of gas turbines. The railplug may find application for any of the above. This project focused on three of these potential applications: lean burn SI engines, high EGR SI engines, and diesel cold start.

Matthews, R.D.; Nichols, S.P.; Weldon, W.F.

1994-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling of contact between liner finish and piston ring in internal combustion engines based on 3D measured surface  

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When decreasing of fossil fuel supplies and air pollution are two major society problems in the 21st century, rapid growth of internal combustion (IC) engines serves as a main producer of these two problems. In order to ...

Zhao, Qing, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Study of the Theoretical Potential of Thermochemical Exhaust Heat Recuperation for Internal Combustion Engines  

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We present a detailed thermodynamic analysis of thermochemical recuperation (TCR) applied to an idealized internal combustion engine with single-stage work extraction. Results for several different fuels are included. For a stoichiometric mixture of methanol and air, TCR can increase the estimated ideal engine Second Law efficiency by about 3% for constant pressure reforming and over 5% for constant volume reforming. For ethanol and isooctane the estimated Second Law efficiency increases for constant volume reforming are 9% and 11%, respectively. The Second Law efficiency improvements from TCR result primarily from the higher intrinsic exergy of the reformed fuel and pressure boost associated with gas mole increase. Reduced combustion irreversibility may also yield benefits for future implementations of combined cycle work extraction.

Chakravarthy, Veerathu K [ORNL] [ORNL; Daw, C Stuart [ORNL] [ORNL; Pihl, Josh A [ORNL] [ORNL; Conklin, Jim [ORNL] [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cylinder Pressures and Vibration in Internal Combustion Engine Condition G O Chandroth, A J C Sharkey and N E Sharkey  

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of sensory information. Inducing several faults in a 4 stroke diesel engine, cylinder pressure (P­stroke high speed diesel engine. The explosion of the hydrocarbon­air mixture within the complex geometryCylinder Pressures and Vibration in Internal Combustion Engine Condition Monitoring G O Chandroth

Sharkey, Amanda

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Identification of Potential Efficiency Opportunities in Internal Combustion Engines Using a Detailed Thermodynamic Analysis of Engine Simulation Results  

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Current political and environmental concerns are driving renewed efforts to develop techniques for improving the efficiency of internal combustion engines. A detailed thermodynamic analysis of an engine and its components from a 1st and 2nd law perspective is necessary to characterize system losses and to identify efficiency opportunities. We have developed a method for performing this analysis using engine-simulation results obtained from WAVE , a commercial engine-modeling software package available from Ricardo, Inc. Results from the engine simulation are post-processed to compute thermodynamic properties such as internal energy, enthalpy, entropy, and availability (or exergy), which are required to perform energy and availability balances of the system. This analysis is performed for all major components (turbocharger, intercooler, EGR cooler, etc.) of the engine as a function of crank angle degree for the entire engine cycle. With this information, we are able to identify potential efficiency opportunities as well as guide engine experiments for exploring new technologies for recovering system losses.

Edwards, Kevin Dean [ORNL; Wagner, Robert M [ORNL; Graves, Ronald L [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Variable oxygen/nitrogen enriched intake air system for internal combustion engine applications  

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An air supply control system for selectively supplying ambient air, oxygen enriched air and nitrogen enriched air to an intake of an internal combustion engine includes an air mixing chamber that is in fluid communication with the air intake. At least a portion of the ambient air flowing to the mixing chamber is selectively diverted through a secondary path that includes a selectively permeable air separating membrane device due a differential pressure established across the air separating membrane. The permeable membrane device separates a portion of the nitrogen in the ambient air so that oxygen enriched air (permeate) and nitrogen enriched air (retentate) are produced. The oxygen enriched air and the nitrogen enriched air can be selectively supplied to the mixing chamber or expelled to atmosphere. Alternatively, a portion of the nitrogen enriched air can be supplied through another control valve to a monatomic-nitrogen plasma generator device so that atomic nitrogen produced from the nitrogen enriched air can be then injected into the exhaust of the engine. The oxygen enriched air or the nitrogen enriched air becomes mixed with the ambient air in the mixing chamber and then the mixed air is supplied to the intake of the engine. As a result, the air being supplied to the intake of the engine can be regulated with respect to the concentration of oxygen and/or nitrogen.

Poola, Ramesh B. (Woodridge, IL); Sekar, Ramanujam R. (Naperville, IL); Cole, Roger L. (Elmhurst, IL)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diagnosis of a turbocharging system of 1 MW internal combustion engine  

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A diagnostic procedure is presented purposely for the turbocharging system of 1 MW internal combustion engine (I.C.E.) and specifically, for the filters and compressor modules. This study is part of a wider research activity, concerning the development of a diagnosis system dedicated to the cogenerative I.C.E. installed at the Engineering Faculty in Perugia. Firstly a 1-D thermodynamic model of the CHP engine working fluid was developed to simulate failure conditions of the turbocharging groups, which are not directly replicable on the I.C.E. to avoid plant stoppage. This model is able to simulate the degradation in performance of the engine components. It also takes into account the effect of compensation which the regulation system activates in case of efficiency loss or failure relative to filters or compressors. In order to identify and assess such failures, the fuzzy logic was chosen as the tool for the diagnosis system design. The developed diagnosis system displayed a good reliability degree with the 1-D thermodynamic model results, for operating conditions in correspondence of bad performance either on behalf of the filters or the compressor. Moreover, the procedure can be implemented in the plant monitoring system and provides in real-time diagnosis results about the status of the components and the need of maintenance, on the basis of few parameters already measured on the I.C.E.

L. Barelli; G. Bidini; F. Bonucci

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A cycle simulation of coal particle fueled reciprocating internal-combustion engines  

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- Summary of Experimental Diesel Engine Operation on Solid Coal Fuels Page Table 2 - Property Data for Coal (Char) Particles . . 23 Table 3 - Summary of the Combustion Model and Reaction Constants 40 Table 4 ? Specifications of the Base Case Engine... Efforts The first attempt to operate a solid particle fueled piston engine was performed nearly a century ago by Rudolf Diesel, inventor of the compression-ignition engine. Since then, at least a dozen separate attempts to oper- ate diesel engines...

Rosegay, Kenneth Harold

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuel Pilot Plant & Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine Vehicle Testing  

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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT Science Arizona Public Service Alternative Fuel Pilot Plant & Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine Vehicle Testing Alternative Fuel Pilot Plant The Arizona Public Service Alternative Fuel Pilot Plant is a model alternative fuel refueling system, dispensing hydrogen, compressed natural gas (CNG), and hydrogen/ CNG blends (HCNG). The plant is used daily to fuel vehicles operated in Arizona Public Service's fleet. Hydrogen Subsystem The plant's hydrogen system consists of production, compression, storage, and dispensing. The hydrogen produced is suitable for use in fuel cell-powered vehicles, for which the minimum hydrogen purity goal is 99.999%. Hydrogen is produced using an electrolysis process that separates water into hydrogen and oxygen. At present, the hydrogen is

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Electric Vehicles Since the invention of the internal combustion engine in 1807 petrol and diesel vehicles have become a  

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Electric Vehicles Since the invention of the internal combustion engine in 1807 petrol and diesel and adopted. Electric vehicles (EVs) in particular are leading the charge, with car manufacturers stepping up these vehicles; the current market for electric vehicles; the results from existing pilot project; as well

Hickman, Mark

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Stretch Efficiency for Combustion Engines: Exploiting New Combustion...  

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Stretch Efficiency for Combustion Engines: Exploiting New Combustion Regimes Stretch Efficiency for Combustion Engines: Exploiting New Combustion Regimes 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel...

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Stretch Efficiency for Combustion Engines: Exploiting New Combustion...  

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D.C. ace15daw.pdf More Documents & Publications Stretch Efficiency for Combustion Engines: Exploiting New Combustion Regimes Stretch Efficiency for Combustion Engines:...

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NREL Showcases Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine Bus, Helps DOE Set Standards for Outreach (Fact Sheet), Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Highlights (HFCTH)  

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557 * November 2010 557 * November 2010 NREL Showcases Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine Bus, Helps DOE Set Standards for Outreach National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Teams: Hydrogen Education, Melanie Caton; Market Transformation, Michael Ulsh Accomplishment: NREL started using its Ford hydrogen-powered internal combustion engine (H 2 ICE) bus in May 2010 as the primary shuttle vehicle for VIP visitors, members of the media, and new employees. As the first national laboratory to receive such a bus, NREL

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Pressure-time characterization of an internal combustion engine with sinusoidal piston travel  

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A unique engine configuration called the Stiller-Smith Engine creates a nonconventional pressure versus time response due to the sinusoidal nature of the motion-conversion mechanism. The differences in response are due in part to the utilization of stock piston/cylinder assemblies for engineering prototypes, and the elimination of piston dwell. If all other engine considerations were equal, fuel conversion criteria would at this stage of development favor the slider-crank, but newly identified design and dynamic characteristics of the sinusoidal engine may shift the balance. To understand the differences in potential power, several analytical procedures and experimental tests have been designed to determine the changes in combustion pressure due to sinusoidal piston travel. The experimental results from these test are presented along with a qualitative analysis for future piston/cylinder design requirements.

Smith, J.; Churchill, R.; Woodrow, G.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of combustion for dual fuel engine  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Apparatus and a method of introducing a primary fuel, which may be a coal water slurry, and a high combustion auxiliary fuel, which may be a conventional diesel oil, into an internal combustion diesel engine comprises detecting the load conditions of the engine, determining the amount of time prior to the top dead center position of the piston to inject the main fuel into the combustion chamber, and determining the relationship of the timing of the injection of the auxiliary fuel into the combustion chamber to achieve a predetermined specific fuel consumption, a predetermined combustion efficiency, and a predetermined peak cylinder firing pressure. 19 figures.

Hsu, B.D.; Confer, G.L.; Zujing Shen; Hapeman, M.J.; Flynn, P.L.

1993-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of combustion for dual fuel engine  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Apparatus and a method of introducing a primary fuel, which may be a coal water slutty, and a high combustion auxiliary fuel, which may be a conventional diesel oil, into an internal combustion diesel engine comprises detecting the load conditions of the engine, determining the amount of time prior to the top dead center position of the piston to inject the main fuel into the combustion chamber, and determining the relationship of the timing of the injection of the auxiliary fuel into the combustion chamber to achieve a predetermined specific fuel consumption, a predetermined combustion efficiency, and a predetermined peak cylinder firing pressure.

Hsu, Bertrand D. (Erie, PA); Confer, Gregory L. (Erie, PA); Shen, Zujing (Erie, PA); Hapeman, Martin J. (Edinboro, PA); Flynn, Paul L. (Fairview, PA)

1993-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Engine Combustion & Efficiency - FEERC  

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Engine Combustion & Efficiency Engine Combustion & Efficiency ORNL currently and historically supports the U.S. DOE on multi-cylinder and vehicle applications of diesel combustion, lean burn gasoline combustion, and low temperature combustion processes, and performs principal research on efficiency enabling technologies including emission controls, thermal energy recovery, and bio-renewable fuels. Research areas span from fundamental concepts to engine/vehicle integration and demonstration with a particular emphasis on the following areas: Thermodynamics for identifying and characterizing efficiency opportunities for engine-systems as well as the development of non-conventional combustion concepts for reducing fundamental combustion losses. Nonlinear sciences for improving the physical understanding and

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Advanced Combustion Engines  

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Combustion Engines Combustion Engines Improving the efficiency of internal combustion engines is one of the most promising and cost-effective near- to mid-term approaches to increasing highway vehicles' fuel economy. The Vehicle Technologies Office's research and development activities address critical barriers to commercializing higher efficiency, very low emissions advanced internal combustion engines for passenger and commercial vehicles. This technology has great potential to reduce U.S. petroleum consumption, resulting in greater economic, environmental, and energy security. Already offering outstanding drivability and reliability to over 230 million passenger vehicles, internal combustion engines have the potential to become substantially more efficient. Initial results from laboratory engine tests indicate that passenger vehicle fuel economy can be improved by more than up to 50 percent, and some vehicle simulation models estimate potential improvements of up to 75 percent. Advanced combustion engines can utilize renewable fuels, and when combined with hybrid electric powertrains could have even further reductions in fuel consumption. As the EIA reference case forecasts that by 2035, more than 99 percent of light- and heavy-duty vehicles sold will still have internal combustion engines, the potential fuel savings is tremendous.

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A retrospective survey of the use of laboratory tests to simulate internal combustion engine materials tribology problems  

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Progress in the Field of tribology strongly parallels, and has always been strongly driven by, developments and needs in transportation and related industries. Testing of candidate materials for internal combustion engine applications has historically taken several routes: (1) replacement of parts in actual engines subjected to daily use, (2) testing in special, instrumented test engines, (3) and simulative testing in laboratory tribometers using relatively simple specimens. The advantages and disadvantages of each approach are reviewed using historical examples. A four-decade, retrospective survey of the tribomaterials literature focused on the effectiveness of laboratory simulations for engine materials screening. Guidelines for designing and ducting successful tribology laboratory simulations will be discussed. These concepts were used to design a valve wear simulator at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Blau, P.J.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Combustion Engine Research  

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Combustion Engine Combustion Engine Research to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Combustion Engine Research on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Combustion Engine Research on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Combustion Engine Research on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Combustion Engine Research on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Combustion Engine Research on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Combustion Engine Research on AddThis.com... Just the Basics Hybrid & Vehicle Systems Energy Storage Advanced Power Electronics & Electrical Machines Advanced Combustion Engines Combustion Engines Emission Control Waste Heat Recovery Fuels & Lubricants Materials Technologies Combustion Engine Research

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Advanced Combustion Engines  

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Advanced Combustion Advanced Combustion Engines to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Advanced Combustion Engines on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Advanced Combustion Engines on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Advanced Combustion Engines on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Advanced Combustion Engines on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Advanced Combustion Engines on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Advanced Combustion Engines on AddThis.com... Just the Basics Hybrid & Vehicle Systems Energy Storage Advanced Power Electronics & Electrical Machines Advanced Combustion Engines Combustion Engines Emission Control Waste Heat Recovery Fuels & Lubricants Materials Technologies Advanced Combustion Engines

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Method and system for controlled combustion engines  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system for controlling combustion in internal combustion engines of both the Diesel or Otto type, which relies on establishing fluid dynamic conditions and structures wherein fuel and air are entrained, mixed and caused to be ignited in the interior of a multiplicity of eddies, and where these structures are caused to sequentially fill the headspace of the cylinders.

Oppenheim, A. K. (Berkeley, CA)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combustion Model for Engine Concept Development | Department...  

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

Combustion Model for Engine Concept Development Presentation shows how 1-cylinder testing, 3D combustion CFD and 1D gas exchange with an advanced combustion model are used...

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Past experiences with automotive external combustion engines  

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GMR (General Motors Research Laboratories, now GM R and D Center) has a history of improving the internal combustion engine, especially as it relates to automotive use. During the quarter century from 1950--75, considerable effort was devoted to evaluating alternative powerplants based on thermodynamic cycles different from those on which the established spark-ignition and diesel engines are founded. Two of these, the steam engine and the Stirling engine, incorporated external combustion. Research on those two alternatives is reviewed. Both were judged to fall short of current needs for commercial success as prime movers for conventional automotive vehicles.

Amann, C.A.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Steam reforming of n-heptane at low concentration as a means for hydrogen injection into internal combustion engines  

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Steam reforming of n-heptane at low concentration as a means for hydrogen injection into internal combustion engines, with the aim of running the engine at a lean fuel-air ratio (to reduce emissions and improve fuel economy), was studied in laboratory flow systems with both an integral and gradientless (Berty-type) fixed-bed reactor. The reaction kinetics were determined in the gradientless reactor over a Ni/Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/ catalyst at 632/sup 0/-679/sup 0/K, 1 atm total pressure, and 0.15-1.75 kPa partial pressure of n-heptane, with a recycling ratio of over 20:1. The reaction orders in hydrogen and n-heptane were 0.22 and -0.23, respectively, and the activation energy was 83.6 kj/mole. The reactant concentrations did not satisfy the equilibrium equations for the water-gas shift and methane-steam reactions at low conversions, but the agreement was good at high conversions. A small amount of benzene was produced, which decreased with increasing temperature, probably because of the polymerization, and ultimately, carbon formation.

Sjoestroem, K.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cold start fuel management of port-fuel-injected internal combustion engines  

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The purpose of this study is to investigate how changes in fueling strategy in the second cycle of engine operation influence the delivered charge fuel mass and engine out hydrocarbon (EOHC) emissions in that and subsequent ...

Cuseo, James M. (James Michael)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A thermodynamic analysis of the rotary-vee internal combustion engine  

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OF FIGURES FIGURE 1. IC Engine Family Tree FIGURE 2. Three Possibilities of Single Rotation Machines (SIM) . . . . . Page FIGURE 3 Planetary Rotor Motion and Path of the Apex Seal for the Wankel Engine 10 FIGURE 4. Cut-Away View of the Rand Cam Engine... for the Rotary-Vee Engine 24 FIGURE 9. Overall View of Piston And Cylinder Block Configuration, . . . FIGURE 10. Overall View Showing the Central Cavity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FIGURE 11. Sectioned View of the Pistons...

Bailey, Stephen Glenn

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Classical combustion diagnostics for engine research  

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The use of engine diagnostic techniques in research on the reciprocating internal combustion engine has contributed substantially to engine progress over the years. Many of these techniques were developed before the advent of the laser, and most engine research still uses these classical methods. This paper provides historical snapshots of efforts to understand flame propagation and knock in homogeneous-charge engines, and fuel-air mixing and some of its ramifications in diesels. Such a review demonstrates the accomplishments facilitated by measurement of pressure, temperature, fluid motions, and chemistry within the cylinder. A critique of these classical diagnostics is then offered.

Amann, C.A.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL  

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Sydney is Australia's largest city and its centre of finance and commerce. The Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Sydney Tower are internationally recognised icons, which represent both Sydney and its rich developed close links with many international institutions, particularly in Asia. ENGINEERING IN SYDNEY

University of Technology, Sydney

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Internal Combustion Engine Energy Retention (ICEER)  

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Presentation given by National Renewable Energy Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about Internal...

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Advanced Combustion Engines | Department...  

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Batteries Fuel Efficiency & Emissions Combustion Engines Fuel Effects on Combustion Idle Reduction Emissions Waste Heat Recovery Lightweighting Parasitic Loss Reduction Lubricants...

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Integrated Advanced Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine System for Increased Utilization of Gaseous Opportunity Fuels  

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The project is addressing barriers to or opportunities for increasing distributed generation (DG)/combined heat and power (CHP) use in industrial applications using renewable/opportunity fuels. This project brings together novel gas quality sensor (GQS) technology with engine management for opportunity fuels such as landfill gas, digester gas and coal bed methane. By providing the capability for near real-time monitoring of the composition of these opportunity fuels, the GQS output can be used to improve the performance, increase efficiency, raise system reliability, and provide improved project economics and reduced emissions for engines used in distributed generation and combined heat and power.

Pratapas, John; Zelepouga, Serguei; Gnatenko, Vitaliy; Saveliev, Alexei; Jangale, Vilas; Li, Hailin; Getz, Timothy; Mather, Daniel

2013-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A comparative study of the Stiller-Smith and slider-crank mechanisms for eight-cylinder internal combustion engine use  

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This paper reports that the possible alternatives to the slider-crank for internal combustion engine use, the Scotch yoke in its various forms and inversions has received considerable attention. Among these, the Stiller-Smith mechanism has shown promise as being a viable option. Kinetostatic models were formulated to determine loading within similar eight-cylinder, four-stroke, compression-ignition engines with emphasis placed on comparing the number and similarity of mechanism components, implications of component and linkage motions, the loading experienced by similar bearing surfaces, and the friction losses of specific components.

Smith, J.E.; Smith, J.C.; McKisic, A.D. (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV (US))

1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Sialon internal combustion engine components and fabrication of several ceramic components for automotive applications  

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Fabrication development work was carried out on a push-rod tip having a stepped OD design and a 90{degree} shoulder in the transition area. Spray-dried Sialon premix was used in dry press tooling, and components were densified to about 98% of theoretical density using pressureless sintering conditions. Upon evaluation of the sintered components, it was found that afl components showed defects in the transition area. Modifications of the pressing parameters, incorporation of a 45{degree} angle in the shoulder area, and the use of tailored premix did not lead to the fabrication of defect-free parts. From these observations, it was concluded that the original part design could not easily be adapted to high-volume ceramic manufacturing methods. Subsequently, a modification to the desip was implemented. An SiC material with improved toughness (Hexoloy SX) was used for fabricating several test components with a closely machined, straight OD design. Pressureless-sintered and post-hot isostatically pressed (HIPed) Hexoloy SX components were supplied to The American Ceramic Engine Company (ACE) for assembly and testing. Fuel pump push-rod assemblies with Hemoloy SX tips were prepared by ACE, but no testing has been carried out to date.

McMurtry, C.H.; Ten Eyck, M.O.

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Sialon internal combustion engine components and fabrication of several ceramic components for automotive applications  

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Fabrication development work was carried out on a push-rod tip having a stepped OD design and a 90[degree] shoulder in the transition area. Spray-dried Sialon premix was used in dry press tooling, and components were densified to about 98% of theoretical density using pressureless sintering conditions. Upon evaluation of the sintered components, it was found that afl components showed defects in the transition area. Modifications of the pressing parameters, incorporation of a 45[degree] angle in the shoulder area, and the use of tailored premix did not lead to the fabrication of defect-free parts. From these observations, it was concluded that the original part design could not easily be adapted to high-volume ceramic manufacturing methods. Subsequently, a modification to the desip was implemented. An SiC material with improved toughness (Hexoloy SX) was used for fabricating several test components with a closely machined, straight OD design. Pressureless-sintered and post-hot isostatically pressed (HIPed) Hexoloy SX components were supplied to The American Ceramic Engine Company (ACE) for assembly and testing. Fuel pump push-rod assemblies with Hemoloy SX tips were prepared by ACE, but no testing has been carried out to date.

McMurtry, C.H.; Ten Eyck, M.O.

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combustion Timing Control of Natural Gas HCCI Engines Using Physics-Based Modeling and LQR Controller  

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Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) Engines hold promises of being the next generation of internal combustion engines due to their ability to produce high thermal efficiencies and low emission levels. HCCI combustion is achieved through...

Abdelgawad, Marwa

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

92

Vehicle Technologies Office: Materials for High-Efficiency Combustion Engines  

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The Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) is supporting work to improve the efficiency of advanced internal combustion engines for automotive, light trucks, and heavy-truck applications by 25% to 50%....

93

Stretch Efficiency for Combustion Engines: Exploiting New Combustion...  

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boost. * H 2 enrichment extends lean limit, improves C p C v ratio, lowers cylinder heat loss, assists cold start, lowers combustion irreversibility. IC Engine Work Reformer...

94

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

95

Chemical Kinetic Models for Advanced Engine Combustion  

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barriers to increased engine efficiency and decreased emissions by allowing optimization of fuels with advanced engine combustion 6 LLNL-PRES-652979 2014 DOE Merit Review...

96

High Efficiency Clean Combustion Engine Designs for Gasoline...  

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

High Efficiency Clean Combustion Engine Designs for Gasoline and Diesel Engines High Efficiency Clean Combustion Engine Designs for Gasoline and Diesel Engines 2009 DOE Hydrogen...

97

Engine Combustion Network Experimental Data  

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Maintained by the Engine Combustion Department of Sandia National Laboratories, data currently available on the website includes reacting and non-reacting sprays in a constant-volume chamber at conditions typical of diesel combustion. The data are useful for model development and validation because of the well-defined boundary conditions and the wide range of conditions employed. A search utility displays data based on experimental conditions such as ambient temperature, ambient density, injection pressure, nozzle size, fuel, etc. Experiment-related visualizations are also available. The search utility for experimental data is located at http://public.ca.sandia.gov/ecn/cvdata/frameset.html (Specialized Interface)

98

Comparative analysis between a PEM fuel cell and an internal combustion engine driving an electricity generator: Technical, economical and ecological aspects  

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Abstract In the recent years the fuel cells have received much attention. Among various technologies, the Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) is currently the most appropriate and is used in several vehicles prototype. A comparative technical, economical and ecological analysis between an Internal Combustion Engine fueled with Diesel driving an electricity Generator (ICE-G) and a PEMFC fed by hydrogen produced by ethanol steam reforming was performed. The technical analysis showed the advantages of the PEMFC in comparison to the ICE-G based in energetic and exergetic aspects. The economic analysis shows that fuel cells are not economic competitive when compared to internal combustion engine driving an electricity generator with the same generation capacity; it will only be economically feasible in a long term; due to the large investments required. The environmental analysis was based on concepts of CO2 equivalent, pollution indicator and ecological efficiency. Different to the ICE-G system, the Fuel Cell does not emit pollutants directly and the emission related to this technology is linked mainly with hydrogen production. The ecological efficiency of PEMFC was 96% considering the carbon dioxide cycle, for ICE-G system this parameter reach 51%.

Lúcia Bollini Braga; Jose Luz Silveira; Marcio Evaristo da Silva; Einara Blanco Machin; Daniel Travieso Pedroso; Celso Eduardo Tuna

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Virtual Design of Stirling Engine Combustion Chamber  

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The paper deals with the designing of a combustion chamber of the Stirling engine using the CFD approach. Virtual prototypes enabled ... . The presented results help to increase the Stirling engine efficiency tog...

Z. Kaplan; P. Novotný; V. Píšt?k

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

MN Center for Renewable Energy: Cellulosic Ethanol, Optimization of Bio-fuels in Internal Combustion Engines, & Course Development for Technicians in These Areas  

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This final report for Grant #DE-FG02-06ER64241, MN Center for Renewable Energy, will address the shared institutional work done by Minnesota State University, Mankato and Minnesota West Community and Technical College during the time period of July 1, 2006 to December 30, 2008. There was a no-cost extension request approved for the purpose of finalizing some of the work. The grant objectives broadly stated were to 1) develop educational curriculum to train technicians in wind and ethanol renewable energy, 2) determine the value of cattails as a biomass crop for production of cellulosic ethanol, and 3) research in Optimization of Bio-Fuels in Internal Combustion Engines. The funding for the MN Center for Renewable Energy was spent on specific projects related to the work of the Center.

John Frey

2009-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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101

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

102

Overview of Sonex Combustion Systems (SCS) for DI Engines | Department...  

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

Sonex Combustion Systems (SCS) for DI Engines Overview of Sonex Combustion Systems (SCS) for DI Engines The SCS system has undergone computational and experimental verification and...

103

2008 DOE Annual Merit Review Advanced Combustion Engines and...  

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Advanced Combustion Engines and Fuels R&DTechnology Integration Plenary Session Overview 2008 DOE Annual Merit Review Advanced Combustion Engines and Fuels R&DTechnology...

104

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

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

105

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

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

106

High Efficiency Clean Combustion for Heavy-Duty Engine  

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Explore advancements in engine combustion systems using high-efficiency clean combustion (HECC) techniques to minimize engine-out emissions while optimizing fuel economy.

107

Combustion Exhaust Gas Heat to Power Using Thermoelectric Engines...  

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Combustion Exhaust Gas Heat to Power Using Thermoelectric Engines Combustion Exhaust Gas Heat to Power Using Thermoelectric Engines Discusses a novel TEG which utilizes a...

108

Pulsed jet combustion generator for premixed charge engines  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and device for generating pulsed jets which will form plumes comprising eddie structures, which will entrain a fuel/air mixture from the head space of an internal combustion engine, and mixing this fuel/air mixture with a pre-ignited fuel/air mixture of the plumes thereby causing combustion of the reactants to occur within the interior of the eddie structures.

Oppenheim, A. K. (Berkeley, CA); Stewart, H. E. (Alameda, CA); Hom, K. (Hercules, CA)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Jet Ignition Research for Clean Efficient Combustion Engines Prasanna Chinnathambi, Abdullah Karimi, Manikanda Rajagopal, Razi Nalim  

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-chamber internal combustion engines and in innovative pressure-gain combustors for gas turbine engines. Jet engines using low-cost, low-carbon natural gas need improved methods for ignition of lean mixtures rotor combustor. A wave rotor combustion chamber is best ignited with a jet of hot gas that may come

Zhou, Yaoqi

110
111

Argonne TTRDC - Engines - Home - combustion, compression ignition,  

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* Combustion Visualization * Combustion Visualization * Compression-Ignition * Emissions Control * Fuel Injection and Sprays * Idling * Multi-Dimensional Modeling * Particulate Matter * Spark Ignition Green Racing GREET Hybrid Electric Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Materials Modeling, Simulation & Software Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles PSAT Smart Grid Student Competitions Technology Analysis Transportation Research and Analysis Computing Center Working With Argonne Contact TTRDC Engines Omnivorous engine tested by Thomas Wallner Thomas Wallner tests the omnivorous engine, a type of spark-ignition engine. Argonne's engine research is contributing to advances in technology that will impact the use of conventional and alternative fuels and the design of advanced technology vehicles. Compression Ignition

112

A multi-scale model for piston ring dynamics, lubrication and oil transport in internal combustion engines  

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Fuel consumption reduction of more than 20% can be achieved through engine friction reduction. Piston and piston rings contribute approximately half of the total engine friction and are therefore central to friction reduction ...

Baelden, Camille

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

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

114

Advanced Combustion Operation in a Compression Ignition Engine  

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In this study, advanced combustion operating modes were investigated on a DDC/VM Motori 2.5 L, four-cylinder, turbocharged, common rail, direct-injection light-duty diesel engine, with exhaust emission being the main focus. ... This process is based on work from Al-Qurashi et al., who conducted fundamental flame studies that showed that the thermal effect of EGR enhances the oxidative reactivity of diesel soot. ... Heywood, J. B. Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals; McGraw-Hill Book Company: New York, 1988; p 930. ...

Gregory K. Lilik; José Martín Herreros; André L. Boehman

2008-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

115

ME 374C Combustion Engine Processes ABET EC2000 syllabus  

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combustion engines, fuels, carburetion, combustion, exhaust emissions, knock, fuel injection, and factors engine, although diesels and 2-strokes are also discussed. Topics Covered (# of classes per topic): 1 of an Engineering System 4. Introduction to Engine Modeling 5. Fuels 6. Combustion and Knock 7. 4-stroke SI Engines

Ben-Yakar, Adela

116

Fuel Effects on Advanced Combustion Engines | Department of Energy  

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More Documents & Publications Fuel Effects on Advanced Combustion: Heavy-Duty Optical-Engine Research Greenpower Trap Mufflerl System Low-Temperature Diesel Combustion...

117

Design, Construction, and Validation of an In-Cylinder Pressure Recording System for Internal Combustion Engine Analysis  

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agreement with published works and resulted in correlations for fuel properties that were not discussed in literature. In chapter three, the design, construction, and validation of an engine cylinder pressure recording system are covered. In particular...

Mangus, Michael D.

2012-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

118

Optimization of the Calibration for an Internal Combustion Engine Management System Using Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithms  

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as engine variables such as torque, fuel consumption and emission m of minimizing fuel consumption and satisfying standard emission limits as constraints. In this research multi problem, namely minimizing vehicle fuel consumption with the emission limit constraints. The vehicle

Coello, Carlos A. Coello

119

Oil transport inside the oil control ring grove and its interaction with surrounding areas in internal combustion engines  

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In piston ring pack design, there is a tradeoff between reducing friction and increasing oil consumption. While friction reduces engine efficiency, oil consumption can poison exhaust aftertreatment systems. The primary ...

Senzer, Eric B

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

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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E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced wall-fired combustion Sample Search...  

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Biomass and Animal Waste Combustion Energy Engine Emission Fuel Cells... Gasification Internal Combustion Engine Performance Pollutants Formation (NOx, Hg) and...

122

Advanced Combustion Engine R&D: Goals, Strategies, and Top Accomplishments  

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Although internal combustion engines have been used Although internal combustion engines have been used for more than a century, significant improvements in energy efficiency and emissions reduction are still possible. In fact, boosting the efficiency of internal combustion engines is one of the most promising and cost-effective approaches to increasing vehicle fuel economy over the next 30 years. The United States can cut its transportation fuel use 20%-40% through commercialization of advanced engines-resulting in greater economic, environmental, and energy security. Using these engines in hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles will enable even greater fuel savings benefits. The Advanced Combustion Engine R&D subprogram of the U.S. Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP) is improving the fuel economy of

123

Characterization of Particulate Emissions from GDI Engine Combustion...  

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Emissions from GDI Engine Combustion with Alcohol-blended Fuels Analysis showed that gasoline direct injection engine particulates from alcohol-blended fuels are significantly...

124

2009 Advanced Combustion Engine R&D Annual Report  

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COMBUSTION COMBUSTION ENGINE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT annual progress report 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 Approved by Gurpreet Singh Team Leader, Advanced Combustion Engine R&D Office of Vehicle Technologies FY 2009 Progress rePort For AdvAnced combustion engine reseArcH And deveLoPment Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office of Vehicle Technologies December 2009 U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20585-0121 ii Advanced Combustion Engine Technologies FY 2009 Annual Progress Report

125

Diesel Engine Combustion of Biomass Pyrolysis Oils  

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Biomass pyrolysis oils are manufactured through a moderate-temperature process (?500 °C) in which the biomass feedstock is subjected to rapid heating in the absence of air, where it vaporizes, cracks, and is condensed after a short residence time (?500 ms) into a dark brown liquid composed of a complex mixture of oxygenated hydrocarbons whose heating value is approximately half that of No. 2 diesel fuel. ... The combustion air inlet temperature can be preheated up to 130 °C through the use of an in-line electric heater, which allows engine operation with fuels that have long ignition delay, without relying on any ignition additives. ... Their data showed that in addition to reducing the peak heat release magnitude, slower chemical kinetics resulted in reduced rate of instantaneous heat release (the slope of the instantaneous heat release curve) in the early combustion phase, resulting in delayed peak heat release timing relative to SOC. ...

Alan Shihadeh; Simone Hochgreb

2000-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

126

Large Eddy Simulation (LES) Applied to Advanced Engine Combustion...  

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for engine combustion and emission control - Efficient and routine use of High-Performance-Computing (HPC) to establish optimal balance between predictive and affordable models...

127

Combustion Exhaust Gas Heat to Power usingThermoelectric Engines...  

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Solutions Combustion Exhaust Gas Heat to Power using Thermoelectric Engines John LaGrandeur October 5, 2011 Advanced Thermoelectric Solutions - 1 - Market motivation based on CO 2...

128

NREL: Transportation Research - Fuel Combustion and Engine Performance  

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Fuel Combustion and Engine Performance Photo of a gasoline direct injection piston with injector. NREL studies the effects of new fuel properties on performance and emissions in...

129

Fuel Effects on Advanced Combustion: Heavy-Duty Optical-Engine...  

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More Documents & Publications Fuel Effects on Advanced Combustion: Heavy-Duty Optical-Engine Research Fuels and Combustion Strategies for High-Efficiency Clean-Combustion...

130

ENHANCED IGNITION FOR I.C. ENGINES WITH PREMIXED CHARGE  

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Oper·atEngines- Flame Initiation orInternal Combustion Engines," SAE Paper 760764. Wyczalek, F.an Internal Combustion Engine,'' Combusti and Flame Vol. 31,

Dale, J.D.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

FY 2008 Progress Report for Advanced Combustion Engine Technologies  

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COMBUSTION COMBUSTION ENGINE TECHNOLOGIES annual progress report 2008 V e h i c l e T e c h n o l o g i e s P r o g r a m U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20585-0121 FY 2008 Progress rePort For AdvAnced combustion engine technologies Energy Efficiency

132

Assessment of Combustion and Turbulence Models for the Simulation of Combustion Processes in a DI Diesel Engine  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Various applied combustion and turbulence models were investigated along with chemical kinetic mechanisms simulating a biodiesel-fueled engine

133

Method of controlling cyclic variation in engine combustion  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Cyclic variation in combustion of a lean burning engine is reduced by detecting an engine combustion event output such as torsional acceleration in a cylinder (i) at a combustion event (k), using the detected acceleration to predict a target acceleration for the cylinder at the next combustion event (k+1), modifying the target output by a correction term that is inversely proportional to the average phase of the combustion event output of cylinder (i) and calculating a control output such as fuel pulse width or spark timing necessary to achieve the target acceleration for cylinder (i) at combustion event (k+1) based on anti-correlation with the detected acceleration and spill-over effects from fueling. 27 figs.

Davis, L.I. Jr.; Daw, C.S.; Feldkamp, L.A.; Hoard, J.W.; Yuan, F.; Connolly, F.T.

1999-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

134

Solid fuel combustion system for gas turbine engine  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A solid fuel, pressurized fluidized bed combustion system for a gas turbine engine includes a carbonizer outside of the engine for gasifying coal to a low Btu fuel gas in a first fraction of compressor discharge, a pressurized fluidized bed outside of the engine for combusting the char residue from the carbonizer in a second fraction of compressor discharge to produce low temperature vitiated air, and a fuel-rich, fuel-lean staged topping combustor inside the engine in a compressed air plenum thereof. Diversion of less than 100% of compressor discharge outside the engine minimizes the expense of fabricating and maintaining conduits for transferring high pressure and high temperature gas and incorporation of the topping combustor in the compressed air plenum of the engine minimizes the expense of modifying otherwise conventional gas turbine engines for solid fuel, pressurized fluidized bed combustion.

Wilkes, Colin (Lebanon, IN); Mongia, Hukam C. (Carmel, IN)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Overview of Engine Combustion Research at Sandia National Laboratories  

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The objectives of this paper are to describe the ongoing projects in diesel engine combustion research at Sandia National Laboratories' Combustion Research Facility and to detail recent experimental results. The approach we are employing is to assemble experimental hardware that mimic realistic engine geometries while enabling optical access. For example, we are using multi-cylinder engine heads or one-cylinder versions of production heads mated to one-cylinder engine blocks. Optical access is then obtained through a periscope in an exhaust valve, quartz windows in the piston crown, windows in spacer plates just below the head, or quartz cylinder liners. We have three diesel engine experiments supported by the Department of Energy, Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies: a one-cylinder version of a Cummins heavy-duty engine, a diesel simulation facility, and a one-cylinder Caterpillar engine to evaluate combustion of alternative diesel fuels.

Robert W. Carling; Gurpreet Singh

1999-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

136

Boosting Small Engines to High Performance- Boosting Systems and Combustion Development Methodology  

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Overview on combustion approaches and challenges for smaller boosted engines to improve vehicle fuel economy, particularly downsizing gasoline engines

137

2011 Advanced Combustion Engine R&D Annual Report  

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annual progress report 2011 annual progress report 2011 Advanced Combustion Engine Research and Development DOE-ACE-2011AR Approved by Gurpreet Singh Team Leader, Advanced Combustion Engine R&D Vehicle Technologies Program FY 2011 Progress rePort For AdvAnced combustion engine reseArcH And deveLoPment Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Vehicle Technologies Program U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20585-0121 December 2011 DOE-ACE-2011AR ii Advanced Combustion Engine R&D FY 2011 Annual Progress Report We would like to express our sincere appreciation to Alliance Technical Services, Inc. and Oak Ridge National Laboratory for their technical and artistic contributions in preparing and publishing this report. In addition, we would like to thank all the participants for their contributions to the programs and all the

138

Combustion and Emissions Characterization of Biodiesel Blends in a City-Car Engine  

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Whereas in the available literature, most of the researches addressed the multicylinders diesel engine of large displacement;(7, 22-27) only some works have investigated the light duty engines, designed for agricultural purpose and mainly tested for a fixed value of the engine speed. ... Rakopoulos, C. D.; Antonopoulos, K. A.; Rakopoulos, D. C.; Hountalas, D. T.; Giakoumis, E. G.Comparative performance and emissions study of a direct injection Diesel engine using blends of diesel fuel with vegetable oils or bio-diesels of various origins Energy Convers. ... Heywood, J. B. Internal combustion engine fundamentals; Mcgraw-Hill: New York, 1988. ...

Giancarlo Chiatti; Ornella Chiavola; Fulvio Palmieri; Stefano Albertini

2014-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

139

Advanced high temperature materials for the energy efficient automotive stirling engine  

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The Stirling engine is under investigation jointly by the Department ... internal combustion engine for automotive applications. The Stirling engine is an external combustion engine that offers ... materials rese...

R. H. Titran; J. R. Stephens

1984-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Optimization of Advanced Diesel Engine Combustion Strategies  

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B, extending combustion duration Location B with dummy plug installed Location A with optics installed fiber to FTIR common rail injector common rail fuel spray Location B with...

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141

Argonne TTRDC - Engines - Combustion Visualization - emissions,  

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Combustion Visualization Combustion Visualization Exploring Combustion Using Advanced Imaging Techniques In the photo, the GM diesel test cell is shown with vehicle exhaust aftertreatment hardware (diesel particulate filtration and diesel oxidation catalyst) along with other advanced technology-such as a variable geometry turbocharger, cooled exhaust gas recirculation and a common-rail fuel injection system. Fig. 1. The GM diesel test cell is shown with vehicle exhaust aftertreatment hardware (diesel particulate filtration and diesel oxidation catalyst) along with other advanced technology-such as a variable geometry turbocharger, cooled exhaust gas recirculation and a common-rail fuel injection system. Two-dimensional image of hydrogen combustion OH chemiluminescence. Fig. 2. Two-dimensional image of hydrogen combustion OH chemiluminescence.

142

E-Print Network 3.0 - asme internal combustion Sample Search...  

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"A" and "B" correspond to the internal channel flow state of the combustible mixture... , heat loss, and combustion ... Source: Akbari, Pezhman "Pejman" - Department of Mechanical...

143

Combustion Characteristics, Emissions and Heat Release Rate Analysis of a Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition Engine with Exhaust Gas Recirculation Fuelled with Diesel  

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The EGR, a very well-known method for NOx reduction in diesel engines, is also a method in HCCI combustion mode, when fuelled with commercial fuel, to improve engine power, mainly because of the increase of the ignition delay. ... Heywood, J. B. “Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals”, Ed. McGraw-Hill Book Company, Singapur (Singapur), 1988. ... (Mechanical Engineering Laboratory MITI) “Chemical Kinetic Study of a Cetane Number Enhancing Additive for an LGP DI Diesel Engine,” ...

Miguel Torres García; Francisco J. Jiménez-Espadafor Aguilar; Tomás Sánchez Lencero

2009-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

144

Effect of the Addition of Diglyme in Diesel Fuel on Combustion and Emissions in a Compression?Ignition Engine  

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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 changes in combustion systems. ... 16 Mitsuo et al.17 investigated the effects of DGM on engine exhaust emissions in three different diesel engines. ... (18)?Heywood, J. B. Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals; McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 1988. ...

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

2007-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

145

Combustion Characteristics of Diesohol Using Biodiesel as an Additive in a Direct Injection Compression Ignition Engine under Various Compression Ratios  

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Studies on combustion characteristics are essential for the optimization of engine design with the use of alternative fuels as compression ignition (CI) engines are basically designed to operate with neat diesel. ... Fleisch et al.,(6) Kapus and Ofner,(7) and Sorenson and Mikkelsen(8) have studied the utilization of pure oxygenated fuels in diesel engines and found that they can achieve ultralow emissions without a fundamental change in the combustion system. ... Engines Research Laboratory in the Mechanical Engineering Department with modern computerized experimental facilities to the international standards. ...

V. Arul Mozhi Selvan; R. B. Anand; M. Udayakumar

2009-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

146

enGineerinG INTERNATIONAL  

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is Australia's largest city and its centre of finance and commerce. The Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Sydney close links with many international institutions, particularly in Asia. ENGINEERING IN SYDNEY Sydney Tower are internationally recognised icons, which represent both Sydney and its rich engineering

University of Technology, Sydney

147

Coal slurry combustion optimization on single cylinder engine  

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Under the sponsorship of the US Department of Energy, Morgantown Energy Technology Center, GE Transportation System has been conducting a proof of concept program to use coal water slurry (CWS) fuel to power a diesel engine locomotive since 1988. As reported earlier [1], a high pressure electronically controlled accumulator injector using a diamond compact insert nozzle was developed for this project. The improved reliability and durability of this new FIE allowed for an improved and more thorough study of combustion of CWS fuel in a diesel engine. It was decided to include a diesel pilot fuel injector in the combustion system mainly due to engine start and low load operation needs. BKM, Inc. of San Diego, CA was contracted to develop the electronic diesel fuel pilot/starting FIE for the research engine. As a result, the experimental combustion study was very much facilitated due to the ability of changing pilot/CWS injection timings and quantities without having to stop the engine. Other parameters studied included combustion chamber configuration (by changing CWS fuel injector nozzle hole number/shape/angle), as well as injection pressure. The initial phase of this combustion study is now complete. The results have been adopted into the design of a 12 cylinder engine FIE, to be tested in 1992. This paper summarizes the main findings of this study.

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1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Engine combustion control at low loads via fuel reactivity stratification  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A compression ignition (diesel) engine uses two or more fuel charges during a combustion cycle, with the fuel charges having two or more reactivities (e.g., different cetane numbers), in order to control the timing and duration of combustion. By appropriately choosing the reactivities of the charges, their relative amounts, and their timing, combustion can be tailored to achieve optimal power output (and thus fuel efficiency), at controlled temperatures (and thus controlled NOx), and with controlled equivalence ratios (and thus controlled soot). At low load and no load (idling) conditions, the aforementioned results are attained by restricting airflow to the combustion chamber during the intake stroke (as by throttling the incoming air at or prior to the combustion chamber's intake port) so that the cylinder air pressure is below ambient pressure at the start of the compression stroke.

Reitz, Rolf Deneys; Hanson, Reed M; Splitter, Derek A; Kokjohn, Sage L

2014-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

149

Cavity resonances in engine combustion chambers and some applications  

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Cavity resonances in engine cylinders are caused by combustion events such as the rapid rate of pressure rise that occurs during compression ignition in diesels or from knock in gasoline engines. These resonances generally occur at frequencies greater than 4 to 5 kHz where the engine structure is not an efficient acoustical radiator. However when they occur at lower frequencies such as in engines with a large bore or in indirect injection diesels they can be important in the noise generation process. They are also important for knock detection in gasoline engines. Current knock detection systems are tuned to the frequency band of the lowest cavity resonance in the combustion chamber. It is shown in the paper that higher order resonances can also be detected by a knock vibration sensor on the surface of the engine. Another use for the cavity resonances is to determine the bulk temperature of the gas in the combustion chamber as a function of crank angle. This technique is demonstrated in the paper for a heavy?duty two?stroke diesel. Also the results of several fundamental investigations of cavity resonances in engine combustion chambers are reported briefly. Good agreement is obtained between theoretical prediction of the resonant frequencies and experimental observation. The splitting of degenerate modes into two components is discussed.

Robert Hickling; Douglas A. Feldmaier; Francis H. K. Chen; Josette S. Morel

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Thermodynamic Advantages of Low Temperature Combustion Engines...  

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

Documents & Publications Improved Engine Design Concepts Using the Second Law of Thermodynamics Boosted HCCI for High Power without Engine Knock, and with Ultra-Low NOX Emissions...

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The evaluation and application of Orimulsion by International Combustion Ltd  

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Since the introduction of Orimulsion, in the 1980`s as a potential fuel for power generation, International Combustion Ltd. (ICL) have been involved with the original fuel manufacturer PdeV (Petroleos de Venezuela) and their commercial marketing organization (BITOR) in a comprehensive evaluation of this fuel for application to power generation boilers. This work encompassed both chemical and physical analyses of the original fuel formulations and modifications to improve handling and combustion performance. The first commercial scale firing demonstration of Orimulsion was performed by ICL in their full scale combustion test facilities at Derby in the UK. On this occasion PdeV took the opportunity to bring upwards of 40 visitors from 14 different countries to witness this full scale combustion demonstration which took place over a two week period during November, 1987. Further full scale combustion demonstration and development was carried out on alternative fuel formulations and combustion equipment for application to a 400 MWe front wall fired boiler at Florida Power and Light Sanford Utility in 1990. Recently the Orimulsion combustion work at ICL has concentrated on the application of the fuel in low NOx burner systems with potential for utilization in large (500 MWe plus) oil fired boilers both in the UK and USA. Fuel and gas handling equipment and hardware have been supplied by ICL to the 120 MWe and 500 MWe utility boilers operating on Orimulsion, on a continuous basis in the UK.

Allen, J.W.; Beal, P.R. [International Combustion Ltd., Derby (United Kingdom). Rolls-Royce Industrial Power Group

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

152

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

153

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

154

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

155

Development and test of combustion chamber for Stirling engine heated by natural gas  

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The combustion chamber is an important component for the Stirling engine heated by natural gas. In the paper ... , we develop a combustion chamber for the Stirling engine which aims to generate 3?5 kWe...electric...

Tie Li; Xiange Song; Xiaohong Gui; Dawei Tang; Zhigang Li…

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Advanced Combustion Engine R&D: Goals, Strategies, and Top Accomplishments (Brochure)  

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Fact sheet describes the top accomplishments, goals and strategies of DOEs Advanced Combustion Engine Research and Development sub program.

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2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Thermodynamic Advantages of Low Temperature Combustion Engines Including the Use of Low Heat Rejection Concepts  

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Thermodynamic cycle simulation was used to evaluate low temperature combustion in systematic and sequential fashion to base engine design.

158

Numerical Simulation of Combustion Processes in Homogeneous and Stratified Charge Spark Ignition Engines  

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A three-dimensional simulation technique for stratified combustion process in direct injection gasoline engines is developed....

Hiroshi Miyagawa; Yoshihiro Nomura; Makoto Koike

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

2011 Advanced Combustion Engine R&D Annual Report  

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

M., Experimental evaluation of strategies to increase the operation range of a biogas HCCI engine for power generation, accepted for International Conference on Applied...

160

Ynfiniti Engineering Services International | Open Energy Information  

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Ynfiniti Engineering Services International Ynfiniti Engineering Services International Jump to: navigation, search Name Ynfiniti Engineering Services International Place Spain Sector Solar, Wind energy Product Company that specializes in the installation and maintenance of wind farms and solar plants. References Ynfiniti Engineering Services International[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Ynfiniti Engineering Services International is a company located in Spain . References ↑ "Ynfiniti Engineering Services International" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Ynfiniti_Engineering_Services_International&oldid=353364" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations

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161

Modeling of High Efficiency Clean Combustion Engines  

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2005, Accepted for Publication, Journal of Energy Resources Technology. 9. Effect of Laser-induced Excitation of Oxygen on Ignition in HCCI Engines Analyzed by Numerical...

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Stirling Engine Natural Gas Combustion Demonstration Program. Final report, October 1989-January 1991  

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Fueled on natural gas, the Stirling engine is an inherently clean, quiet, and efficient engine. With increasing environmental concern for air quality and the increasingly more stringent requirements for low engine exhaust emissions, the Stirling engine may be an attractive alternative to internal combustion (IC) engines. The study has demonstrated that ultra low emissions can be attained with a Stirling-engine-driven electric generator configured to burn natural gas. Combustion parameters were optimized to produce the lowest possible exhaust emissions for a flame-type combustor without compromising overall engine thermal efficiency. A market application survey and manufacturing cost analysis indicate that a market opportunity potentially exists in the volumes needed to economically manufacture a newly designed Stirling engine (Mod III) for stationary applications and hybrid vehicles. The translation of such potential markets into actual markets does, however, pose difficult challenges as substantial investments are required. Also, the general acceptance of a new engine type by purchasers requires a considerable amount of time.

Ernst, W.; Moryl, J.; Riecke, G.

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

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

164

Internal Combustion Engine Energy Retention (ICEER)  

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manufacturer VSATT Vehicle Systems Analysis Technical Team 3 Relevance for DOE Fuel-Saving Mission The "Cold-Start" Penalty: Consider the following... * ICEs presently...

165

Pulsed jet combustion generator for non-premixed charge engines  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A device for introducing fuel into the head space of cylinder of non-premixed charge (diesel) engines is disclosed, which distributes fuel in atomized form in a plume, whose fluid dynamic properties are such that the compression heated air in the cylinder head space is entrained into the interior of the plume where it is mixed with and ignites the fuel in the plume interior, to thereby control combustion, particularly by use of a multiplicity of individually controllable devices per cylinder.

Oppenheim, A. K. (Berkeley, CA); Stewart, H. E. (Alameda, CA)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Advanced combustion methods for simultaneous reduction of emissions and fuel consumption of compression ignition engines  

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In this work, advanced combustion modes i.e. improved low-temperature combustion (LTC) and reactivity controlled compression ignition (RCCI) have been achieved in a diesel engine. LTC mode has been improved us...

P. Brijesh; A. Chowdhury; S. Sreedhara

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

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

168

Single-cylinder engine as a tool for developing new combustion processes  

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In the race to perfect the combustion process of tomorrow engine developers are focusing on ... ignition and diesel systems with stratified spark-ignition combustion processes along with a variety of technologies...

Frank Menzel; Thomas Seidel; Wulf Schmidt; Julius Pape; Lutz Stiegler

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Fibre optics spark plug sensor for the optimisation of engine combustion processes  

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The development and optimisation of state-ofthe- art engine combustion processes require the use of increasingly sophisticated analysis ... targeted optimisation of environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient combustion processes

Thomas Berg; Volker Beushausen; Olaf Thiele; Heiner Voges

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Detailed numerical simulation of syngas combustion under partially premixed combustion engine conditions  

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Two-dimensional detailed numerical simulation is performed to study syngas/air combustion under partially premixed combustion (PPC) engine conditions. Detailed chemical kinetics and transport properties are employed in the study. The fuel, a mixture of CO and H2 with a 1:1 molar ratio, is introduced to the domain at two different instances of time, corresponding to the multiple injection strategy of fuel used in PPC engines. It is found that the ratio of the fuel mass between the second injection and the first injection affects the combustion and emission process greatly; there is a tradeoff between NO emission and CO emission when varying the fuel mass ratio. The ignition zone structures under various fuel mass ratios are examined. A premixed burn region and a diffusion burn region are identified. The premixed burn region ignites first, followed by the ignition of mixtures at the diffusion burn region, and finally a thin diffusion flame is formed to burn out the remaining fuel. NO is produced mainly in the premixed burn region, and later from the diffusion burn region in mixtures close to stoichiometry, whereas unburned CO emission is mainly from the diffusion burn region. An optimization of the fuel mass in the two regions can offer a better tradeoff between NO emission and CO emission. The effects of initial temperature and turbulence on the premixed burn and diffusion burn regions are investigated.

F. Zhang; R. Yu; X.S. Bai

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Definition: Combustion | Open Energy Information  

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Combustion Combustion Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Combustion The process of burning; chemical oxidation accompanied by the generation of light and heat.[1][2] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition "Burning" redirects here. For combustion without external ignition, see spontaneous combustion. For the vehicle engine, see internal combustion engine. For other uses, see Burning (disambiguation) and Combustion (disambiguation). Error creating thumbnail: Unable to create destination directory This article's introduction section may not adequately summarize its contents. To comply with Wikipedia's lead section guidelines, please consider modifying the lead to provide an accessible overview of the article's key points in such a way that it can stand on its own as a

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Large bore natural gas engine performance improvements and combustion stabilization through reformed natural gas precombustion chamber fueling.  

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??Lean combustion is a standard approach used to reduce NOx emissions in large bore natural gas engines. However, at lean operating points, combustion instabilities and… (more)

Ruter, Matthew D.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Coal/waste cofiring: International survey of combustion practices  

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Coal is an abundant fuel resource worldwide with an historically stable price. The use of coal is expected to increase, particularly in developing countries; and, as industrialization increases, so will the amount of various waste materials and the environmental problems associated with their disposal. Therefore, coal/waste cofiring can offer an environmentally sound, economic approach to both waste remediation and energy production. This paper highlights the results of an international survey of coal/waste cofiring by describing the principal wastes used and the combustion technologies employed. Also provided are examples of cofiring and areas where cofired fuel parameters will have an effect on boiler performance.

Harding, N.S.; Smouse, S.M.; Ekmann, J.M.; Winslow, J.S. [Dept. of Energy, Pittsburgh, PA (United States). Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center; Ramezan, M. [Burns and Roe Services Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

174

Combustion Stability in Complex Engineering Flows | Argonne Leadership  

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Instantaneous contours of temperature from large eddy simulation Instantaneous contours of temperature from large eddy simulation Instantaneous contours of temperature from large eddy simulation of a hypersonic scramjet combustor at Mach 8 flight conditions. Ethylene fuel is introduced through injection ports at the upper left and mixes with air at supersonic speeds. Flow separation and recirculation in the open cavity encourages fuel/air mixing and stable combustion. To maintain hypersonic flight, the fuel must be mixed, ignited, and burned to completion all within a few milliseconds. Cascade Technologies, Inc. Combustion Stability in Complex Engineering Flows PI Name: Lee Shunn PI Email: shunn@cascadetechnologies.com Institution: Cascade Technologies, Inc. Allocation Program: INCITE Allocation Hours at ALCF: 35 Million

175

54.5 MPG and Beyond: Speeding Up Development of Advanced Combustion Engines  

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

Speeding Up Development of Advanced Combustion Speeding Up Development of Advanced Combustion Engines 54.5 MPG and Beyond: Speeding Up Development of Advanced Combustion Engines December 10, 2012 - 1:00pm Addthis Argonne engineer Steve Ciatti works on an engine in Argonne's Engine Research Facility -- a facility where researchers can study in-cylinder combustion and emissions under realistic operating conditions. | Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory. Argonne engineer Steve Ciatti works on an engine in Argonne's Engine Research Facility -- a facility where researchers can study in-cylinder combustion and emissions under realistic operating conditions. | Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs

176

Modeling of Air-Fuel Ratio Dynamics of Gasoline Combustion Engine with ARX Network  

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DS-06-1351 Modeling of Air-Fuel Ratio Dynamics of Gasoline Combustion Engine with ARX Network Tomás dynamics of gasoline engines during transient operation. With a collection of input-output data measured;Modeling of Air-Fuel Ratio Dynamics of Gasoline Combustion Engine with ARX Network I. INTRODUCTION

Johansen, Tor Arne

177

Increased Engine Efficiency via Advancements in Engine Combustion...  

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

Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) Conference in Detroit, MI, September 27-30, 2010. deer10sisken.pdf More Documents & Publications High-Efficiency...

178

Advanced Combustion Engine R&D 2003 Annual Progress Report  

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1000 Independence Avenue, S.W. 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20585-0121 FY 2003 Progress Report for Advanced Combustion Engine Research & Development Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office of FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Approved by Gurpreet Singh December 2003 Advanced Combustion Engine R&D FY 2003 Progress Report ii Advanced Combustion Engine R&D FY 2003 Progress Report iii CONTENTS CONTENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii INDEX OF PRIMARY AUTHORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii I. INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

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DOE Project: Optimization of Advanced Diesel Engine Combustion Strategies "University Research in Advanced Combustion and Emissions Control" Office of FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program  

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The goal of the present technology development was to increase the efficiency of internal combustion engines while minimizing the energy penalty of meeting emissions regulations. This objective was achieved through experimentation and the development of advanced combustion regimes and emission control strategies, coupled with advanced petroleum and non-petroleum fuel formulations. To meet the goals of the project, it was necessary to improve the efficiency of expansion work extraction, and this required optimized combustion phasing and minimized in-cylinder heat transfer losses. To minimize fuel used for diesel particulate filter (DPF) regeneration, soot emissions were also minimized. Because of the complex nature of optimizing production engines for real-world variations in fuels, temperatures and pressures, the project applied high-fidelity computing and high-resolution engine experiments synergistically to create and apply advanced tools (i.e., fast, accurate predictive models) developed for low-emission, fuel-efficient engine designs. The companion experiments were conducted using representative single- and multi-cylinder automotive and truck diesel engines.

Reitz, Rolf; Foster, D.; Ghandhi, J.; Rothamer, D.; Rutland, C.; Sanders, S.; Trujillo, M.

2012-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

180

Maximizing Power Output in Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) Engines and Enabling Effective Control of Combustion Timing  

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Ford Motor Company, “Diesel Engine Aftertreatment: How FordNational Laboratory, “Engine Combustion Network”, http://High Power Output without Engine Knock and with Ultra-Low

Saxena, Samveg

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Overview of the DOE Advanced Combustion Engine R&D Program  

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

insights into combustion instability phenomena Research in close collaboration with automobile and engine manufacturers will directly impact the development of the next generation...

182

Combustion optimization in a hydrogen-enhanced lean burn SI engine  

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Lean operation of spark ignition (SI) automotive engines offers attractive performance incentives. Lowered combustion temperatures inhibit NO[sub]x pollutant formation while reduced manifold throttling minimizes pumping ...

Goldwitz, Joshua A. (Joshua Arlen), 1980-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Advanced Combustion Engine R&D: Goals, Strategies, and Top Accomplishments  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Fact sheet describing the goals, strategies, and some of the major accomplishments of the Advanced Combustion Engine R&D subprogram of VTP.

184

Coal slurry combustion optimization on single cylinder engine. Task 1.1.2.2.2, Combustion R&D  

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Under the sponsorship of the US Department of Energy, Morgantown Energy Technology Center, GE Transportation System has been conducting a proof of concept program to use coal water slurry (CWS) fuel to power a diesel engine locomotive since 1988. As reported earlier [1], a high pressure electronically controlled accumulator injector using a diamond compact insert nozzle was developed for this project. The improved reliability and durability of this new FIE allowed for an improved and more thorough study of combustion of CWS fuel in a diesel engine. It was decided to include a diesel pilot fuel injector in the combustion system mainly due to engine start and low load operation needs. BKM, Inc. of San Diego, CA was contracted to develop the electronic diesel fuel pilot/starting FIE for the research engine. As a result, the experimental combustion study was very much facilitated due to the ability of changing pilot/CWS injection timings and quantities without having to stop the engine. Other parameters studied included combustion chamber configuration (by changing CWS fuel injector nozzle hole number/shape/angle), as well as injection pressure. The initial phase of this combustion study is now complete. The results have been adopted into the design of a 12 cylinder engine FIE, to be tested in 1992. This paper summarizes the main findings of this study.

Not Available

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

The influence of fuel composition on the combustion and emission characteristics of natural gas fueled engines  

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Abstract As global energy demand rises, natural gas (NG) plays an important strategic role in energy supply. Natural gas is the cleanest fossil fuel that has been investigated extensively for use in spark-ignition (SI) and compression-ignition (CI) engines. This paper reviews the research on the effects of natural gas composition on combustion and emission characteristics of natural gas fueled internal combustion engines (ICEs) and reports the most achievements obtained by researchers in this field. It has been reported that the engine performance and emission are greatly affected by varying compositions of natural gas. The most important NG fuel property is the Wobbe number (WN). Generally, it was agreed by researchers that the fuels with higher hydrocarbons, higher WN, and higher energy content exhibited better fuel economy and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions were also increased for gases with higher levels of higher WN, while total hydrocarbons (THCs), carbon monoxide (CO), showed some reductions for these gases. On the other hand, particulate matter (PM) emissions did not show any fuel effects. Moreover, adding of small fractions of higher alkanes, such as ethane and propane, significantly improved ignition qualities of natural gas engines. The results presented provide a good insight for researchers to pursue their future research on natural gas fueled ICEs.

Amir-Hasan Kakaee; Amin Paykani; Mostafa Ghajar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Fuel Effects on Low Temperature Combustion in a Light-Duty Diesel Engine  

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Six different fuels were investigated to study the influence of fuel properties on engine out emissions and performance of low temperature premixed compression ignition combustion light-duty HSDI engines

187

Combustion lean limits fundamentals and their application to a SI hydrogen-enhanced engine concept  

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Operating an engine with excess air, under lean conditions, has significant benefits in terms of increased engine efficiency and reduced emissions. However, under high dilution levels, a lean limit is reached where combustion ...

Ayala, Ferran A. (Ferran Alberto), 1976-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Computationally Efficient Modeling of High-Efficiency Clean Combustion Engines  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Document:  ace012_flowers_2013_o.pdfTechnology Area: Advanced Combustion; Combustion and Emissions ControlPresenter: Dan FlowersPresenting Organization: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL...

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Modeling of High Efficiency Clean Combustion Engines | Department...  

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

merit08flowers.pdf More Documents & Publications Modeling of HCCI and PCCI Combustion Processes Numerical Modeling of HCCI Combustion Improving alternative fuel utilization:...

190

Investigation of the effects of renewable diesel fuels on engine performance, combustion, and emissions  

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Abstract A study was undertaken to investigate renewable fuels in a compression-ignition internal combustion engine. The focus of this study was the effect of newly developed renewable fuels on engine performance, combustion, and emissions. Eight fuels were investigated, and they include diesel, jet fuel, a traditional biodiesel (fatty acid methyl ester: FAME), and five next generation biofuels. These five fuels were derived using a two-step process: hydrolysis of the oil into fatty acids (if necessary) and then a thermo-catalytic process to remove the oxygen via a decarboxylation reaction. The fuels included a fed batch deoxygenation of canola derived fatty acids (DCFA), a fed batch deoxygenation of canola derived fatty acids with varying amounts of H2 used during the deoxygenation process (DCFAH), a continuous deoxygenation of canola derived fatty acids (CDCFA), fed batch deoxygenation of lauric acid (DLA), and a third reaction to isomerize the products of the deoxygenated canola derived fatty acid alkanes (IPCF). Diesel, jet fuel, and biodiesel (FAME) have been used as benchmarks for comparing with the newer renewable fuels. The results of the experiments show slightly lower mechanical efficiency but better brake specific fuel consumption for the new renewable fuels. Results from combustion show shorter ignition delays for most of the renewable (deoxygenated) fuels with the exception of fed batch deoxygenation of lauric acid. Combustion results also show lower peak in-cylinder pressures, reduced rate of increase in cylinder pressure, and lower heat release rates for the renewable fuels. Emission results show an increase in hydrocarbon emissions for renewable deoxygenated fuels, but a general decrease in all other emissions including NOx, greenhouse gases, and soot. Results also demonstrate that isomers of the alkanes resulting from the deoxygenation of the canola derived fatty acids could be a potential replacement to conventional fossil diesel and biodiesel based on the experiments in this work.

Dolanimi Ogunkoya; William L. Roberts; Tiegang Fang; Nirajan Thapaliya

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Fuel effects in homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) engines  

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Homogenous-charge, compression-ignition (HCCI) combustion is a new method of burning fuel in internal combustion (IC) engines. In an HCCI engine, the fuel and air are premixed prior to combustion, like in a spark-ignition ...

Angelos, John P. (John Phillip)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DESIGNATION SURVEY ADDENDUM REPORT II COMBUSTION ENGINEERING SITE  

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,111 ,111 DESIGNATION SURVEY ADDENDUM REPORT II COMBUSTION ENGINEERING SITE *I W INDSOR, CONNECTICUT 111 E. W . ABELQUIST Prepared for the Office of Environmental Restoration U.S. Department of Energy I- II I- .:jj;jiE// .:::=::::: .ipij!li' ,:::i::.:. ..::I::::/. ,:ii~iiiiai, ..' iiiiiiiiii!!liiii~~~~,~:~:. ~i!i.~iii~' :' -' +g?' gg;; ,- ZY :i/ .:;i" .:!! .:::a .(/i?j i:/i;jl? I!kr ' -:~i~jg~;...,.;, ..,::&Si! :(j)//ji//(!: 3.. :jijiiiiiiqi:wi l~,. ,,v..::;:~/j~B/; g#;$ .;::::::::::! :::::::::: ::j/j j/i; :(/;;I . . :/:jij; ,:j:,i/; ::::::: ,i/j//:j ;igg;ij iii:::: ,;(iii$ :::::i:ii. ,,,,,, :i.;ifi;iuij;; ,,:,: ii ,,:::::::::::: .:zy,:l::... Lb. .::i:::. .,:.:::;:. ](i:iii:;!! :.:::::::p "'.'j?'~ fix&$ .ii .:::i .::i;;!jg#ggi& i///jjji_

194

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

195

Maximizing Power Output in Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) Engines and Enabling Effective Control of Combustion Timing  

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Experimental study of biogas combustion characteristics andthe operation range of a biogas HCCI engine for powerOperating Conditions in a Biogas Fueled HCCI Engine for

Saxena, Samveg

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

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

197

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

198

Oxygen-Enriched Combustion for Military Diesel Engine Generators  

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Substantial increases in brake power and considerably lower peak pressure can result from oxygen-enriched diesel combustion

199

Simulation of High Efficiency Clean Combustion Engines and Detailed...  

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

ongoing work exploring fuel chemistry, analysis of and improving simulation methodologies for high efficiency clean combustion regimes, and computational performance...

200

Summary Report on the Transportation Combustion Engine Efficiency Colloquium Held at USCAR, March 3 and 4, 2010  

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This report summarizes results from an invited two-day colloquium of twenty-nine combustion engine experts from academia, industry, and national labs that was convened March 3rd and 4th, 2010, at the headquarters of the United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR) in Southfield, Michigan. The colloquium was held at the request of The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Freedom Car and Vehicle Technologies (OFCVT) to review and assess the current state of transportation combustion engine technology from theoretical and practical perspectives. In the ensuing discussions, the experts were able to reach a broad consensus on some important questions regarding current fuel efficiency limits. They also identified technology barriers and recommended specific near and longer-term R&D priorities for DOE's consideration. Internal combustion engines currently play a dominant role in U.S. transportation and are expected to continue to do so well beyond 2020 [1]. Because of this, the Department of Energy (DOE) has placed high priority on promoting technologies that maximize combustion engine fuel efficiency while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions. Identification of the most promising paths to achieve these goals has recently become more complicated as non-traditional transportation fuels and hybrid electric vehicles become widely available. To reassess the state of combustion engine science and identify new opportunities for technology breakthroughs, an invited colloquium of combustion engine experts was convened on March 3rd and 4th, 2010, at the headquarters of the United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR) in Southfield, Michigan. The colloquium objectives were: (1) Review and assess the current state of transportation combustion engine technology from both theoretical and practical perspectives; (2) Arrive at a consensus on the theoretical and practical fuel efficiencies that can be achieved; and (3) Recommend near and longer-term R&D priorities for DOE to consider in developing their strategic planning for reaching efficiency goals. This report summarizes the main discussion points and recommendations that emerged from the meeting. Included are areas where there is widespread consensus and areas where there are still important technical uncertainties and wide ranging opinions.

Daw, C Stuart [ORNL; Graves, Ronald L [ORNL; Caton, Jerald A [ORNL; Wagner, Robert M [ORNL

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Combustion Commonality and Differences Between HSDI and Heavy Duty Truck Engines  

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Experimental understanding of the diesel spray and combustion process at the fundamental level has helped advance the virtual lab simulation tools. The computational fluid dynamics (CFD)-based simulation has been globally verified in many engines, providing substantial credibility to the use of this technology in advanced engine development. This paper highlights the common aspects and differences between the smallbore HSDI and the larger displacement heavy-duty truck engine spray and combustion processes. Implications for combustion system strategies will be delineated. Detroit Diesel integrated ''Wired'' approach will be explained with pointers towards future tool enhancements.

Chen, Rong

2000-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

202

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

203

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

204

Experiments and Modeling of Two-Stage Combustion in Low-Emissions Diesel Engines  

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Two-stage combustion is investigated to achieve low noise, low emissions, and high efficiency operation using engine experiments and a multi-dimensional CFD code coupled with detailed chemistry and a Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm (KIVA-CHEMKIN-MOGA code). The first stage is premixed combustion and the second stage is diffusion combustion under high temperature and low oxygen concentration conditions and operation at light load (nominal 5.5 bar IMEP and 2000 rpm).

205

Analytical Framework to Evaluate Emission Control Systems for Marine Engines  

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J. , Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals. March 31stfrom a large ship diesel engine. Atmos. Environ. 2009, 43 (low-speed marine diesel engine. Aerosol Sci. Technol. 2007,

Jayaram, Varalakshmi

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

EDISON INTERNATIONAL DESIGN & ENGINEERING SERVICES  

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EDISON INTERNATIONAL® SM 1 DESIGN & ENGINEERING SERVICES SCE's Emerging Technologies Program - HVAC Southern California Edison (SCE) #12;EDISON INTERNATIONAL® SM 2 DESIGN & ENGINEERING SERVICES #12;EDISON INTERNATIONAL® SM 3 DESIGN & ENGINEERING SERVICES ET 2013-2014 Program Design ­ Three-Pronged Approach

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207

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

208

Effect of fuel injection strategies on the combustion process in a PFI boosted SI engine  

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A low-cost solution based on fuel injection strategies was investigated to optimize the combustion process in a boosted port fuel injection spark ignition (PFI SI) engine. The goal was to reduce the fuel consumption

S. S. Merola; P. Sementa; C. Tornatore…

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

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

210

Private Company Uses EERE-Supported Chemistry Model to Substantially Improve Combustion Engine Simulation Software  

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Convergent Science, Inc. (CSI) is using Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Multi-Zone Combustion Model (MCM) to help automotive engineers develop the next generation of high-efficiency, low-emission vehicles.

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Flexible engine control system for the development of innovative combustion processes  

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Daimler, IAV and Etas present a flexible engine control system for the development of innovative combustion processes. The functionality of conventional indication systems has ... important step in forwarding the...

Dr. Josef Steuer; Dr. Michael Mladek; Christian Dengler…

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Fuel Effects on Advanced Combustion: Heavy-Duty Optical-Engine...  

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

R&D Annual Progress Report Vehicle Technologies Office: 2008-2009 Fuels Technologies R&D Progress Report Fuel Effects on Advanced Combustion: Heavy-Duty Optical-Engine Research...

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A new hybrid pneumatic combustion engine to improve fuel consumption of wind–Diesel power system for non-interconnected areas  

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This paper presents an evaluation of an optimized Hybrid Pneumatic-Combustion Engine (HPCE) concept that permits reducing fuel consumption for electricity production in non-interconnected remote areas, originally equipped with hybrid Wind–Diesel System (WDS). Up to now, most of the studies on the pneumatic hybridization of Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) have dealt with two-stroke pure pneumatic mode. The few studies that have dealt with hybrid pneumatic-combustion four-stroke mode require adding a supplementary valve to charge compressed air in the combustion chamber. This modification means that a new cylinder head should be fabricated. Moreover, those studies focus on spark ignition engines and are not yet validated for Diesel engines. Present HPCE is capable of making a Diesel engine operate under two-stroke pneumatic motor mode, two-stroke pneumatic pump mode and four-stroke hybrid mode, without needing an additional valve in the combustion chamber. This fact constitutes this study’s strength and innovation. The evaluation of the concept is based on ideal thermodynamic cycle modeling. The optimized valve actuation timings for all modes lead to generic maps that are independent of the engine size. The fuel economy is calculated for a known site during a whole year, function of the air storage volume and the wind power penetration rate.

Tammam Basbous; Rafic Younes; Adrian Ilinca; Jean Perron

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

FY2000 Progress Report for Combustion and Emission Control for Advanced CIDI Engines  

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Energy Energy Office of Transportation Technologies 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20585-0121 FY 2000 Progress Report for Combustion and Emission Control for Advanced CIDI Engines Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office of Transportation Technologies Approved by Steven Chalk November 2000 Combustion and Emission Control for Advanced CIDI Engines FY 2000 Progress Report CONTENTS Page iii I. INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 II. EMISSION CONTROL SUBSYSTEM DEVELOPMENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 A. Emission Control Subsystem Evaluation for Light-Duty CIDI Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

215

Multicylinder Diesel Engine for Low Temperature Combustion Operation  

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Fuel injection strategies to extend low temperature combustion temperatures to yield low NOx at higher loads and better efficiency over the speed-load range

216

Overview of DOE Advanced Combustion Engine R&D  

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modeling and experiments Advanced diagnostics including optical, laser, x-ray, and neutron based techniques Multi-dimensional computational models and combustion...

217

Simulation of High Efficiency Clean Combustion Engines and Detailed...  

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continuing work on exploring fuel chemistry, analysis of advanced combustion regimes, and improvements in simulation methodologies deer12flowers.pdf More Documents & Publications...

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Simulation of High Efficiency Clean Combustion Engines and Detailed...  

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on LLNL website and by email http:www-pls.llnl.gov?urlscienceandtechnology-chemistry-combustion LLNL-PRES-427539 17 LLNL-PRES-477791 2011 DEER Lawrence Livermore...

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On the Combustion Chemistry of Biofuels and The Activist Engineer.  

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??This dissertation presents detailed work on the chemical kinetics of biofuel/fossil fuel blends through experimental combustion studies, and explores whether or not issues of the… (more)

Karwat, Darshan Mukesh

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

An Assessment of the Performance and Requirements for "Adiabatic" Engines  

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...Adiabatic" Engines JAMES ZUCCHETrO...MILLER* A review of research...rejection engines, on cooperative...intermittent combustion engines...combustion chamber of diesel...ADVENT OF THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION...analytical and experimental evidence...systematic studies are not available...high-swirl engines (9). These...walls of the combustion chamber; the square...

JAMES ZUCCHETTO; PHILLIP MYERS; JOHN JOHNSON; DENNIS MILLER

1988-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Engineering  

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... and, as a result, connected information regarding the use of indicators on internal combustion engines is not readily obtainable. The author, who designed that most useful instrument, the ... in the manipulation of these instruments. His survey is limited to the combined piston, spring and pencil-lever types, and traces their development from the original instrument devised by ...

1939-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

222

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

223

Effect of Bioethanol Blended Diesel Fuel and Engine Load on Spray, Combustion, and Emissions Characteristics in a Compression Ignition Engine  

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Yan et al.(8) investigated the combustion and emission characteristics of diesel engines fueled with ethanol–diesel blended fuel in a single cylinder diesel engine. ... Figure 11 shows the indicated specific fuel consumption (ISFC) characteristics of diesel–bioethanol blended fuels at various engine loads. ... 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. ...

Su Han Park; In Mo Youn; Yunsung Lim; Chang Sik Lee

2012-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

224

Sandia National Laboratories: Sandia Expands an International...  

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ClimateECAbout ECFacilitiesCRFSandia Expands an International Collaboration and Web Database on Engine Fuel Spray Combustion Research Sandia Expands an International Collaboration...

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Predicting the behavior of a lean-burn hydrogen-enhanced engine concept  

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(cont.) Lean operation of a spark ignition (SI) internal combustion engine (ICE) offers attractive performance incentives. Lowered combustion temperatures inhibit formation of nitrogen oxides (NOx), while reduced intake ...

Ivanic, Žiga, 1978-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

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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Caterpillar, Argonne undertake cooperative virtual engine design...  

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Caterpillar, Argonne undertake cooperative virtual engine design, control project By Jared Sagoff * June 30, 2014 Tweet EmailPrint ARGONNE, Ill - Internal combustion engines are...

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Process/Engineering Co-Simulation of Oxy-Combustion and Chemical Looping Combustion  

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Over the past several years, the DOE has sponsored various funded programs, collectively referred to as Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulator (APECS) programs, which have targeted the development of a steady-state simulator for advanced power plants. The simulator allows the DOE and its contractors to systematically evaluate various power plant concepts, either for preliminary conceptual design or detailed final design. One of the novel and powerful characteristics of the simulator is that it is designed to couple a hierarchy of plant-level and equipment-level models that have varying levels of fidelity and computational speed suitable. For example, the simulator may be used to couple the cycle analysis software Aspen Plus? (marketed by Aspen Technology, Inc.) with an equipment item on the process flowsheet modeled with the FLUENT? computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code (marketed by ANSYS Inc.). An important enhancement to the APECS toolkit has been the creation of computationally efficient reduced-order models (ROMs) based on information generated from high-fidelity CFD models. The overarching goal of the present DOE program has been to advance and apply APECS to an overlapping advanced carbon capture technology applications area and a dense-phase, chemical looping (CL) applications area. The specific objectives of the project are to (1) develop ROMs for dense-phase computations using the ROM Builder (based on the regression ROM methodology plus principal component analysis (PCA) for contour plots), and (2) demonstrate commercial-scale, oxyfired (OF), circulating fluidized bed (CFB) co-simulations, as well as CL combustion cosimulations, using the ROM and APECS tool kit. The overall intent of the program is to enhance the APECS toolkit so that it is capable of providing dense-phase riser co-simulations using a CAPEOPEN (CO)-compliant ROM, constructed using the ROM Builder, for CL and oxy-fired CFB systems. As the prime contractor, Alstom Power has the responsibility to demonstrate the capabilities of the enhanced APECS tool to simulate commercial-scale OF CFB and CL combustion co-simulations, both of which involve the time-dependent, dense-phase submodels in the FLUENT? code. ANSYS Inc., as a subcontractor, bears the responsibility to enhance the APECS tool kit for the dense-phase submodel applications, and to assist in the development of specific User-Defined Functions (UDFs) necessary for the particle-phase reactions. In April of 2012, Alstom was notified that the workscope would be curtailed after the end of the budget period. Alstom and the DOE agreed to a revised workscope. The technical work was originally encompassed by Tasks 3 and 4. Task 3, associated with the OF CFB applications area, was curtailed, and Task 4, associated with the CL applications area, was eliminated. Only a portion of Task 3 has been completed. Consequently, this report constitutes a final report for that body of work that was accomplished through May of 2012, in accordance with the workscope revisions.

Sloan, David

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

229

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

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Exergy analysis of combustion characteristics and NOx emissions of a dual-fuel engine  

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The combustion characteristics and NOx emissions of compression ignition engines working on a dual fuel mode are investigated numerically and their exergetic efficiencies are determined. The model has been validated with available experimental results. The simulation results show that dual fuel engine combustion and trend of NOx emissions are well predicted by the present model. Parametric study showed improvements in engine performance and an increase in NOx emissions with decreased advanced injection timing of the pilot fuel as well as with increased intake temperature and pilot fuel quantity. The maximum values for energy and exergy are found to be comparable.

Mohamed H. Morsy; Abdelrahman El-Leathy; Arif Hepbasli

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Method and apparatus for controlling hybrid powertrain system in response to engine temperature  

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A method for controlling a hybrid powertrain system including an internal combustion engine includes controlling operation of the hybrid powertrain system in response to a preferred minimum coolant temperature trajectory for the internal combustion engine.

Martini, Ryan D; Spohn, Brian L; Lehmen, Allen J; Cerbolles, Teresa L

2014-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

233

Design features which influence pollutant emissions and fuel consumption in four-stroke engines  

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The efficiency of an internal-combustion engine and, hence, its specific fuel consumption are largely dependent on the process characteristics ... . As the internal-combustion process in the engine cannot really ...

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ing. Fred Schäfer…

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering  

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International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering Volume 3 2005 Article A17 Optimal Operation, a single re- action takes place in the reactor and the operational objective is to compute the optimal feed is illustrated via simulation of two semi-batch reactor applications. KEYWORDS: Dynamic Optimization, Batch

Palanki, Srinivas

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 2010 Advanced Combustion R&D Annual Progress Report  

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2010 annual report on the work of the the Advanced Combustion Engine R&D subprogram. The Advanced Combustion Engine R&D subprogram supports the Vehicle Technologies Office mission by removing the critical technical barriers to commercialization of advanced internal combustion engines (ICEs) for passenger and commercial vehicles that meet future federal emissions regulations.

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 2008 Advanced Combustion R&D Annual Progress Report  

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2008 annual report on the work of the the Advanced Combustion Engine R&D subprogram. The Advanced Combustion Engine R&D subprogram supports the Vehicle Technologies Office's mission by removing the critical technical barriers to commercialization of advanced internal combustion engines (ICEs) for passenger and commercial vehicles that meet future federal emissions regulations.

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 2009 Advanced Combustion R&D Annual Progress Report  

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2010 annual report on the work of the the Advanced Combustion Engine R&D subprogram.The Advanced Combustion Engine R&D subprogram supports the Vehicle Technologies Office by removing the technical barriers to commercialization of internal combustion engines for passenger and commercial vehicles that meet future Federal emissions regulations.

238

Vehicle Technologies Office: 2012 Advanced Combustion R&D Annual Progress Report  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Annual report on the work of the the Advanced Combustion Engine R&D subprogram. The Advanced Combustion Engine R&D subprogram supports the Vehicle Technologies Office mission by removing the critical technical barriers to commercialization of advanced internal combustion engines (ICEs) for passenger and commercial vehicles that meet future federal emissions regulations.

239

Combustion efficiency analysis and key emission parameters of a turboprop engine at various loads  

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Abstract In this study, combustion efficiency of a military type turboprop engine is determined at various loads with the aid of emission data. Also, emission data collected from the engine run at various loads by experimental methods is used to introduce emission parameters such as the emission index, the power emission index and the energy emission index. The calculation method of the power emission index and the energy emission index for a turboprop engine is incorporated in literature by this study. Additionally, the relationship between determined parameters is proven in this study. As a result of the study, the combustion efficiency of the engine is found to be variable between 97.8% and 99.9%, as expected from a modern aircraft engine.

Yasin ?öhret; Olcay K?ncay; Tahir Hikmet Karakoç

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Enabling the Next Generation of High Efficiency Engines  

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Discusses challenges and opportunities for next generation internal combustion engines, and developments for further pushing the limits of engine efficiency and vehicle fuel economy

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241

Summary results, CRC project CM-126, cetane engine combustion  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The results for the cetane engine tests showed a strong correlation between cetane number and ignition delay for all fuels tested. Also, a higher cetane number was generally reflected in better engine performance, emissions, and heat release results in the cetane engine. Comparison of test results with data from another program indicated that there were similarities between the cetane engine and an IDI engine but correlation with a DI engine was poor. Conclusions are that revised instrumentation and carefully controlled test procedures can yield consistent results from the cetane engine, however, a strong correlation between these results and the performance of a given fuel in modern design DI and IDI engines has not been established.

Johnson, R.T.; Schmid, K.R

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Overview of the Advanced Combustion Engine R&D  

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

high-efficiency engines using hydrocarbon-based (petroleum and non-petroleum) fuels and hydrogen Light-Duty Heavy-Duty 2010 2015 2015 2018 Engine brake thermal efficiency 45% 50%...

243

Towards cleaner combustion engines through groundbreaking detailed chemical kinetic models  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of Wallington et al.10 describes the parts of automotive engines which could be sources of organic emissions

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

244

Effect of syngas composition on combustion and exhaust emission characteristics in a pilot-ignited dual-fuel engine operated in PREMIER combustion mode  

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The objective of this study was to investigate the performance and emissions of a pilot-ignited, supercharged, dual-fuel engine powered by different types of syngas at various equivalence ratios. It was found that if certain operating conditions were maintained, conventional engine combustion could be transformed into combustion with two-stage heat release. This mode of combustion has been investigated in previous studies with natural gas, and has been given the name \\{PREmixed\\} Mixture Ignition in the End-gas Region (PREMIER) combustion. PREMIER combustion begins as premixed flame propagation, and then, because of mixture autoignition in the end-gas region, ahead of the propagating flame front, a transition occurs, with a rapid increase in the heat release rate. It was determined that the mass of fuel burned during the second stage affected the rate of maximum pressure rise. As the fuel mass fraction burned during the second stage increased, the rate of maximum pressure rise also increased, with a gradual decrease in the delay between the first increase in the heat release rate following pilot fuel injection and the point when the transition to the second stage occurred. The H2 and CO2 content of syngas affected the engine performance and emissions. Increased H2 content led to higher combustion temperatures and efficiency, lower CO and HC emissions, but higher \\{NOx\\} emissions. Increased CO2 content influenced performance and emissions only when it reached a certain level. In the most recent studies, the mean combustion temperature, indicated thermal efficiency, and \\{NOx\\} emissions decreased only when the CO2 content of the syngas increased to 34%. PREMIER combustion did not have a major effect on engine cycle-to-cycle variation. The coefficient of variation of the indicated mean effective pressure (COVIMEP) was less than 4% for all types of fuel at various equivalence ratios, indicating that the combustion was within the stability range for engine operation.

Ulugbek Azimov; Eiji Tomita; Nobuyuki Kawahara; Yuji Harada

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SENIOR WINS FIRST PLACE IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION  

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SENIOR WINS FIRST PLACE IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 2009-2010 Mechanical. The competition took place at the 2010 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition measurement of curvature and mechanical properties of cellular specimens. This successful project

Holsinger, Kent

247

Guidelines for the 6th International Metabolic Engineering Award  

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. History of the Award The International Metabolic Engineering Award is re-established to make it moreGuidelines for the 6th International Metabolic Engineering Award Purpose The International Metabolic Engineering Award is intended to recognize an outstanding career contributor to the field

248

Development of Innovative Combustion Processes for a Direct-Injection Diesel Engine  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In support of the Partnership for a New Generation Vehicle (PNGV) emissions and fuel economy goals, a small-bore, high-speed, direct-injection (HSDI) diesel facility in which to conduct research into the physics of the combustion process relevant to these engines has been developed. The characteristics of this facility are described, and the motivation for selecting these characteristics and their relation to high efficiency, low-emission HSDI engine technology is discussed.

John Dec; Paul Miles

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Simulation of Wear in Combustion Engines V.L. Popov1  

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1 Simulation of Wear in Combustion Engines V.L. Popov1 , I.Yu. Smolin Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science Russian Academy of Sciences, 634021 Tomsk, Russia A. Gervé, B. Kehrwald Institut für iron as well as of iron oxides. It is shown that the experimentally measured wear rate of about several

Berlin,Technische Universität

250

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

251

Model Development and Analysis of Clean & Efficient Engine Combustion  

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capability to the engine designer Theoretical Bandwidth (GBs) CPU GPU The high performance computing hardware landscape is changing. In FY13: We showed potential of GPU for...

252

Overview of the DOE Advanced Combustion Engine R&D  

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& Non-Carbon) Electricity (Conventional & Renewable Sources) Improve Fuel Economy Reduce GHG Emissions Displace Petroleum IC Engine and Transmission Advances Light & Heavy-Duty...

253

Combustion Phasing Model for Control of a Gasoline-Ethanol Fueled SI Engine with Variable Valve Timing  

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Combustion Phasing Model for Control of a Gasoline-Ethanol Fueled SI Engine with Variable Valve engine efficiency. Fuel-flexible engines permit the increased use of ethanol-gasoline blends. Ethanol points across the engine operating range for four blends of gasoline and ethanol. I. INTRODUCTION Fuel

254

Engineering The only online degree program focused on moving  

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Master of Engineering in Engine Systems The only online degree program focused on moving the internal combustion industry forward through graduate education of working engineers. Master of Engineering in Engine Systems The only online degree program focused on moving the internal combustion industry forward

Van Veen, Barry D.

255

Proceedings of the sixth international conference on fluidized bed combustion. Volume II. Technical sessions  

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The Sixth International Conference on Fluidized Bed Combustion was held April 9-11, 1980, at the Atlanta Hilton, Atlanta, Georgia. It was sponsored by the US Department of Energy, the Electric Power Research Institute, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the Tennessee Valley Authority. The papers covered recent developments in atmospheric and pressurized fluidized-bed combustion, especially the design, operation and control of pilot and demonstration plants. The cleanup of combustion products and the erosion, corrosion and fouling of gas turbines was emphasized also. Fifty-five papers from Volume 2 of the proceedings have been entered individually into EDB and ERA; five papers had been entered previously from other sources. (LTN)

none,

1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Economic Comparison of Automobiles with Electric and with Combustion Engines: An Analytical Study  

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Abstract Automobiles with electric motor are becoming increasingly attractive alternative to the car with combustion engine, considering the effects on the environment as well as economic factors such as gradual increasing price of fluid fossil fuels and others. The European Union and therefore all member countries try to produce the least possible impact of activities on the environment in which we live. Transport is a sector of the national economy, which largely affects the environment. An effort to reduce the impact of road transport is therefore logical. The actual trend is the promotion of electric cars and the gradual replacement of combustion vehicles with “electro mobiles”. The aim of the paper is to analyze the impact of production, operation and fluidation of automobiles with electric and with combustion engines on the environment and economic interpretation of their effects on the economy. Direct and indirect effects of individual automobile types on the environment, with emphasis on air pollution, are described in the paper. The economic analysis is aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of investment comparing electric powered and combustion engine powered cars, considering the use by individuals and companies.

Rastislav Rajnoha; Martin Jankovský; Martina Merková

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI) Combustion on a Multi-Cylinder Light-Duty Diesel Engine  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

258

Computational experience with a three-dimensional rotary engine combustion model  

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A new computer code was developed to analyze the chemically reactive flow and spray combustion processes occurring inside a stratified-charge rotary engine. Mathematical and numerical details of the new code were recently described by the present authors. The results are presented of limited, initial computational trials as a first step in a long-term assessment/validation process. The engine configuration studied was chosen to approximate existing rotary engine flow visualization and hot firing test rigs. Typical results include: (1) pressure and temperature histories, (2) torque generated by the nonuniform pressure distribution within the chamber, (3) energy release rates, and (4) various flow-related phenomena. These are discussed and compared with other predictions reported in the literature. The adequacy or need for improvement in the spray/combustion models and the need for incorporating an appropriate turbulence model are also discussed.

Raju, M.S.; Willis, E.A.

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Combustion engine with fuel injection system, and a spray valve for such an engine  

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This paper describes a fuel system for a combustion engine have a cylinder with an air inlet passage. It comprises: a fuel spray valve having a fuel injection nozzle for spraying fuel into the cylinder air inlet passage and having a fuel spray valve passage leading to the nozzle, means for mounting the fuel spray valve to position the nozzle to open into the cylinder air inlet passage adjacent the cylinder, a fuel pump for providing fuel under pressure to the fuel spray valve passage to be sprayed from the fuel spray valve nozzle, and a fuel heating device connectable to an electrical power supply and disposed adjacent to the valve to be energized for heating the fuel to enhance finer spraying thereof by the fuel spray valve nozzle, the fuel heating device comprising means defining a spiral fuel flow path of selected length connected to and coaxial with the fuel spray valve passage to dispose the selected length of fuel flow path closely adjacent to the fuel spray valve passage, and a fuel heating element comprising a thermistor of a ceramic material of positive temperature coefficient of resistivity arranged to heat the selected length of the spiral fuel flow path to transfer heat to the fuel flowing in the spiral fuel flow path throughout the selected length of the spiral fuel flow path to substantially heat the fuel at a location closely adjacent to the fuel spray valve passage to enhance vaporizing of fuel being sprayed from the valve nozzle.

Wechem, G.V.; Beunk, G.; Van Den Elst, F.; Gerson, P.M.

1991-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

260

2008-01-0984 Active Combustion Control of Diesel HCCI Engine: Combustion  

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. Chauvin and O. Grondin IFP, France. N. Petit Ecole des Mines de Paris, France Copyright c 2008 Society according to the air path dynamics on a Diesel HCCI engine. This approach complements existing airpath of environmental restrictions and sustainable de- velopment, pollution standards have become more and more

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261

Thermal ignition combustion system  

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A thermal ignition combustion system adapted for use with an internal combustion engine is described comprising: (a) means for providing ignition chamber walls defining an ignition chamber, the chamber walls being made of a material having a thermal conductivity greater than 20 W/m/sup 0/C. and a specific heat greater than 480J/kg/sup 0/C., the ignition chamber being in constant communication with the main combustion chamber; (b) means for maintaining the temperature of the chamber walls above a threshold temperature capable of causing ignition of a fuel; and (c) means for conducting fuel to the ignition chamber.

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

1988-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

262

Internal combuston engine having separated cylinder head oil drains and crankcase ventilation passages  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An internal combustion engine includes separated oil drain-back and crankcase ventilation passages. The oil drain-back passages extend from the cylinder head to a position below the top level of oil in the engine's crankcase. The crankcase ventilation passages extend from passages formed in the main bearing bulkheads from positions above the oil level in the crankcase and ultimately through the cylinder head. Oil dams surrounding the uppermost portions of the crankcase ventilation passages prevent oil from running downwardly through the crankcase ventilation passages.

Boggs, David Lee (Bloomfield Hills, MI); Baraszu, Daniel James (Plymouth, MI); Foulkes, David Mark (Erfstadt, DE); Gomes, Enio Goyannes (Ann Arbor, MI)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Fluidized Bed Combustion. Volume 1. Plenary sessions  

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The Sixth International Conference on Fluidized Bed Combustion was held at the Atlanta Hilton, Atlanta, Georgia, April 9-11, 1980. The papers in this volume involved presentation of the research and development programs of the US (US DOE, TVA, EPRI and US EPA), United Kingdom, Federal Republic of Germany and the People's Republic of China. Eight papers from Vol. 1 (Plenary Sessions) of the proceedings have been entered individually into EDB and ERA. (LTN)

none,

1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Advanced Combustion | Argonne National Laboratory  

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Combustion Advanced Combustion Combustion engines drive a large percentage of our nation's transportation vehicles and power generation and manufacturing facilities. Today's...

265

Effects of primary breakup modeling on spray and combustion characteristics of compression ignition engines  

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Injector flow dynamics and primary breakup processes are known to play a pivotal role in determining combustion and emissions in diesel engines. In the present study, we examine the effects of primary breakup modeling on the spray and combustion characteristics under diesel engine conditions. The commonly used KH model, which considers the aerodynamically induced breakup based on the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability, is modified to include the effects of cavitation and turbulence generated inside the injector. The KH model and the new (KH-ACT) model are extensively evaluated by performing 3-D time-dependent simulations with detailed chemistry under diesel engine conditions. Results indicate that the inclusion of cavitation and turbulence enhances primary breakup, leading to smaller droplet sizes, decrease in liquid penetration, and increase in the radial dispersion of spray. Predictions are compared with measurements for non-evaporating and evaporating sprays, as well as with flame measurements. While both the models are able to reproduce the experimentally observed global spray and combustion characteristics, predictions using the KH-ACT model exhibit closer agreement with measurements in terms of liquid penetration, cone angle, spray axial velocity, and liquid mass distribution for non-evaporating sprays. Similarly, the KH-ACT model leads to better agreement with respect to the liquid length and vapor penetration distance for evaporating sprays, and with respect to the flame lift-off location for combusting sprays. The improved agreement is attributed to the ability of the new model to account for the effects of turbulence and cavitation generated inside the injector, which enhance the primary breakup. Results further indicate that the combustion under diesel engine conditions is characterized by a double-flame structure with a rich premixed reaction zone near the flame stabilization region and a non-premixed reaction zone further downstream. This flame structure is consistent with the Dec's model for diesel engine combustion (Dec, 1997), and well captured by a newly developed flame index based on the scalar product of CO and O{sub 2} mass fraction gradients. (author)

Som, S.; Aggarwal, S.K. [Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60607 (United States)

2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

266

Fundamentals of High Pressure Combustion Chapter in High Pressure Processes in Chemical Engineering, Edited by Maximillian Lackner,  

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Fundamentals of High Pressure Combustion Chapter in High Pressure Processes in Chemical Engineering for more than 50 years and are expected to continue to do so [2]. Diesel engines obtain pressures as large as 60atm after ignition [3, 4, 5, 6, 7]. Figure 1 presents a schematic of diesel and gas turbine engine

Miller, Richard S.

267

Microwave-Assisted Ignition for Improved Internal Combustion Engine Efficiency  

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traditional power plant. A clean technology can also reduceOn the other hand, “clean” technology advancements can alsoA third consideration of clean technologies is whether it is

DeFilippo, Anthony Cesar

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

H2 Internal Combustion Engine Research Towards 45% efficiency...  

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

interaction Useable in central and side injector location Basic understanding of jet penetration Tests performed (central injection) Single injection with variation of Start...

269

Microwave-Assisted Ignition for Improved Internal Combustion Engine Efficiency  

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particulates (soot). Even wind power can have the undesiredsuch as solar and wind power, and offshore technologies willcost of solar and wind power presents a grand opportunity

DeFilippo, Anthony Cesar

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Microwave-Assisted Ignition for Improved Internal Combustion Engine Efficiency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

fraction of energy converted in the case of solar panels orsolar energy, wind energy, and the earth’s heat through respective advances in nuclear fission, hydroelectric dams, photovoltaic solar panels,

DeFilippo, Anthony Cesar

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Particles from internal combustion engines - what we need to know  

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...distributions measured behind diesel-powered vehicles are...aerosol emitted from the diesel vehicles contains a prominent...a combination of both diesel and petrol vehicles...legislated standard drive cycles), we will require instruments...public-at-large in general. This needs to be determined...

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Laser ignition in internal-combustion engines: Sparkless initiation  

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Laser ignition has been implemented in a single-cylinder ... pressure versus crank angle) were obtained for laser ignition with nano- and microsecond pulses of an Nd:YAG laser. The maximum power of microsecond pu...

A. A. Andronov; V. A. Gurin; A. V. Marugin; A. P. Savikin…

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Microwave-Assisted Ignition for Improved Internal Combustion Engine Efficiency  

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as solar-charged hydrogen fuel cells were allowed to becomee.g. wind-generated hydrogen fuel cell hybrid vehicle) can

DeFilippo, Anthony Cesar

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Mr. R. B. Bell, Jr. Combustion Engineering, Inc. Post Office Box 500  

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g@ *tq g@ *tq 47 e "Y q$ . -0 t: 2 ~ i' ,; B 0 e %d&$ Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 Mr. R. B. Bell, Jr. Combustion Engineering, Inc. Post Office Box 500 Windsor, Connecticut 06095-0500 Dear Mr. Bell: I have received two copies of the access agreement for the radiological survey of the Combustion Engineering Property at 1000 Prospect Hill Road in Windsor. I have signed the agreements on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, and I am returning one signed original copy to you, By copy of this letter, I am requesting that the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education contact you or Mr. Moulton to make arrangements for the survey. If you have any questions or if I may be of assistance, please call me at 301-903-8149. Sincerely

275

Advanced Combustion Engine Program 2005 Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report  

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Less dependence on foreign oil, and eventual transition to an emissions-free, petroleum-free vehicle ADVANCED COMBUSTION ENGINE PROGRAM F r e e d o m C A r A n d V e h i C l e T e C h n o l o g i e s P r o g r A m MERIT REVIEW & PEER EVALUATION REPORT Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 October 5, 2005 Dear Colleague: This document summarizes the comments provided by the Review Panel for the FY 2005 Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Combustion Engine R&D Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, the "ACE Review," held on April 19-21, 2005 at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). The raw evaluations and comments of the panel were provided (with reviewers' names deleted) to the presenters in early June and were used by national laboratory researchers in the development of Annual Operating Plans (AOPs) for fiscal year (FY) 2006. The panel's

276

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

277

Characterization of Single-Cylinder Small-Bore 4-Stroke CIDI Engine Combustion  

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Direct injection diesel engines power most of the heavy-duty vehicles. Due to their superior fuel economy, high power density and low carbon dioxide emissions, turbocharged, small bore, high speed, direct injection diesel engines are being considered to power light duty vehicles. Such vehicles have to meet stringent emission standards. However, it is difficult to meet these standards by modifying the in-cylinder thermodynamic and combustion processes to reduce engine-out emissions. After-treatment devices will be needed to achieve even lower emission targets required in the production engines to account for the anticipated deterioration after long periods of operation in the field. To reduce the size, mass and cost of the after-treatment devices, there is a need to reduce engine-out emissions and optimize both the engine and the aftertreatment devices as one integrated system. For example, the trade-off between engine-out NOx and PM, suggests that one of these species can be minimized in the engine, with a penalty in the other, which can be addressed efficiently in the after-treatment devices. Controlling engine-out emissions can be achieved by optimizing many engine design and operating parameters. The design parameters include, but are not limited to, the type of injection system: (CRS) Common Rail System, (HEUI ) Hydraulically Actuated and Electronically controlled Unit Injector, or (EUI) Electronic Unit Injector; engine compression ratio, combustion chamber design (bowl design), reentrance geometry, squish area and intake and exhaust ports design. With four-valve engines, the swirl ratio depends on the design of both the tangential and helical ports and their relative locations. For any specific engine design, the operating variables need also to be optimized. These include injection pressure, injection rate, injection duration and timing (pilot, main, and post injection), EGR ratio, and swirl ratio. The goal of the program is to gain a better understanding of the spray behavior under high injection pressures in small-bore, high compression ratio, high-speed, direct-injection diesel engines equipped with advanced fuel injection system. The final results demonstrate the capability of the engine in reducing the engine-out emissions and improve the trade-off between nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter, other emissions and fuel economy. This report introduces a new phenomenological model for the fuel distribution and combustion, and emissions formation in the small bore, high speed, direct injection diesel engine. This will be followed by an analysis of the effect of each of injection pressure, EGR, injection advance and retard and swirl ratio on engine-out emissions and fuel economy. A discussion will be given on the 2-D and 3-D trade of maps. Finally a discussion will be made on the low temperature combustion regimes, its major problems and proposed solutions.

Henein, N A

2005-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

278

The future of computational modelling in reaction engineering  

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...formation in internal combustion engines to demonstrate...formation in internal combustion engines (ICEs) as...networks Gas-phase combustion chemistry can be investigated...polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) molecule (Celnik...i 4) describes the heat transfer, and so on...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Hybrid combustion-premixed gasoline homogeneous charge ignited by injected diesel fuel-4-stroke cycle engines  

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This paper describes the formation and testing of two hybrid combustion engines, wherein a premixed gasoline homogeneous charge was ignited by a small amount of injected diesel fuel under high compression ratio, by modifying open chamber and prechamber 4-stroke cycle diesel engines. It was found that the premixed gasoline was effective not only for decreasing the fuel consumption but also for reducing the smoke density both in the heavy and over-load regions. The effect of introducing a small amount N/sub 2/ gas for suppressing the diesel knock in the heavy load region also was examined.

Yonetani, H.; Okanishi, N.; Fukutani, I.; Watanabe, E.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

New Directions in Engines-- The Road Ahead  

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The future of internal combustion engines will depend on improved technology and significant evolution as new alternatives enter the mix as an impaact or regulation

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281

Integrating Gasifiers and Reciprocating Engine Generators to...  

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

generation from waste biomass while reducing diesel fuel consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Introduction Internal combustion reciprocating engine generators (gensets)...

282

Advanced High Efficiency Clean Diesel Combustion with Low Cost for Hybrid Engines  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Clean, in-cylinder combustion can be enabled by a micro-variable circular orifice, dual mode PCCI, dew film combustion, and a novel combustion chamber design

283

Part-load particulate matter from a GDI engine and the connection with combustion characteristics  

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Abstract The Gasoline Direct Injection engines are an important source of ultra-fine particulate matter. Significant research effort is still required as improved understanding of soot formation is critical in considering further development or adoption of new technologies. Experimental measurements of engine-out soot emissions have been taken from a modern Euro IV GDI engine at part-load operating conditions. The engine speed and torque were varied in the range 1600–3700 rev/min, and 30–120 Nm, respectively. The engine was invariably operated in stoichiometric and homogeneous combustion mode, with fuel injection early in the intake stroke. The results indicate that for engine load in excess of 3 bar Brake Mean Effective Pressure, due to incomplete gas-phase mixture preparation, a consistent linear correlation establishes between combustion duration and soot particle number. On average, a sixfold increase in number concentration between 1.0 and 6.0 × 106 particle per cc, arises from shortening the rapid duration of 4 crank angle degrees. For engine speed in excess of 3000 rev/min and load in excess of 7 bar BMEP, this correlation appears to be superseded by the effects of spray-to-piston impingement and consequent pool-fire. Three main areas of concern have been identified within the part-load running envelope: (1) the higher load-lower speed range and (2) the mid load-mid speed range, where high nucleation rates induce copious increases of engine-out soot mass; (3) the upper part-load range where, most likely as a result of spray impingement, high levels of soot concentration (up to 10 million particles per cc) are emitted with very small size (23–40 nm).

F. Bonatesta; E. Chiappetta; A. La Rocca

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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

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Effects of diesel-water emulsion combustion on diesel engine NOx emissions. Final report, 1 January 1998--1 May 1999  

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This study examines the effects of combusting a mixture of diesel fuel, water, and surfactant on the nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions from a compression ignition diesel engine. Extensive previous research in the literature has attributed the observed reduction of nitrogen oxide emissions to a suppression of flame temperature due to quenching effects from the water, thereby reducing thermal NOx formation. The report highlights the relevant theory, operation, and design parameters of diesel internal combustion engines. Experimental procedures conducted using a Detroit Diesel 4-cylinder diesel engine are discussed. Results from testing diesel fuel with varying ratios of water balanced with a surfactant to stabilize the emulsion are presented and discussed. The data shows significant NOx emission reduction with up to 45 percent water, by volume, in the fuel. These results are correlated with thermodynamic first law and equilibrium combustion products analyses to estimate the adiabatic flame temperature of the standard fuel and fuel-water emulsion cases. Results indicate that thermal NOx is indeed reduced by quenching and flame temperature suppression, confirming reports in the literature. Recommendations are given for further studies, including improving the fuel-water emulsion and considerations for long-term testing.

Canfield, A.C.

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A predictive model for the combustion process in dual fuel engines  

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A multi-zone model has been developed for the prediction of the combustion processes in dual fuel engines and some of their performance features. The consequences of the interaction between the gaseous and the diesel fuels and the resulting modification to the combustion processes are considered. A reacting zone has been incorporated in the model to describe the partial oxidation of the gaseous fuel-air mixture while detailed kinetic schemes are employed to describe the oxidation of the gaseous fuel, right from the start of compression to the end of the expansion process. The associated formation and concentrations of exhaust emissions are correspondingly established. The model can predict the onset of knock as well as the operating features and emissions for the more demanding case of light load performance. Predicted values for methane operation show good agreement with corresponding experimental values.

Liu, Z.; Karim, G.A. [Univ. of Calgary, Alberta (Canada)

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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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PETROLEUM ENGINEERING With an international reputation for preparing students for  

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PETROLEUM ENGINEERING With an international reputation for preparing students for successful entry into the petroleum industry, the graduate program in petroleum engineering at Texas Tech gives students a competitive design, and petroleum engineering software. The department is located in a geographical area

Gelfond, Michael

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International Symposium on Innovation & Sustainability of Structures in Civil Engineering  

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University, China, 2011 WEB SERVICES IN CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING SIMULATIONS Kincho H. Law DepartmentInternational Symposium on Innovation & Sustainability of Structures in Civil Engineering Xiamen of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-4020, United States

Stanford University

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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

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BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING YOU CAN COUNT ON OUR BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING INTERNS FOR ANY PROJECTS  

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BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING YOU CAN COUNT ON OUR BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING INTERNS FOR ANY PROJECTS ·Integrationofbiomedicaltechnologiesinhospitalsettings KEY TOOLS MASTERED: > C/C++ > LabVIEW > MATLAB > AutoCAD(BiomedicalEngineeringconcentrationinMechanicalEngineering) > PSPICE(BiomedicalEngineeringconcentrationinMechanicalEngineering) #12;DO YOU REQUIRE A CANDIDATE

Skorobogatiy, Maksim

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Integrated Combined Heat and Power/Advanced Reciprocating Internal...  

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Combined Heat and PowerAdvanced Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine System for Landfill Gas to Power Applications Development of an Improved Modular Landfill Gas Cleanup and...

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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

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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

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Numerical and Experimental Analysis of Combustion and Exhaust Emissions in a Dual-Fuel Diesel/Natural Gas Engine  

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, UTV, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy, and IM-CNR, Istituto Motori of Italian National Research Council, Naples, Italy ... Accordingly, the use of NG as primary fuel allows the same compression ratio of the conventional diesel engine; thus, existing diesel engines can be easily converted to dual-fuel operation. ... Thus, a more general combustion model (G-equation or EDC) could be considered to represent flame propagation. ...

Stefano Cordiner; Michele Gambino; Sabato Iannaccone; Vittorio Rocco; Riccardo Scarcelli

2008-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL REACTOR ENGINEERING  

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to be achieved in the coming years by use of Supersonic Combustion RAMJET (SCRAMJET). One of the main issues to simulate the behaviour of an actively cooled SCRAMJET by use of supercritical endothermic fuel, a one and SCRAMJET beyond (Curran, 2001), because of its high specific impulse and its capability to be reusable

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(1) Elements of Diesel Engineering: (2) Diesel and other Internal-Combustion Engines: (3) Diesel Engines  

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... publications arising from its importance from scientific, technical and commercial points of view, the Diesel ...

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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

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Experimental study on combustion and emissions performance of a hybrid syngas–gasoline engine  

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The effect of syngas addition on the performance of a 1.6 L gasoline engine at lean condition was investigated in the paper. The syngas which produced by the onboard ethanol catalytic decomposition was mainly composed of hydrogen and carbon monoxide. A tube array reforming reactor was mounted on the engine tailpipe to produce syngas. During the test, the engine was run at 1800 rpm and a manifolds absolute pressure of 61.5 kPa. The spark timing for the maximum brake torque was adopted for all tests. The engine spark timing, injection timing and duration of the gasoline were controlled by a hybrid electronic control unit communicated with the engine original electronic control unit. The syngas volume fraction in the total intake gas was gradually increased from 0% to 1.84%. The gasoline flow rate was decreased to ensure that the global excess air ratio of the fuel–air mixture in cylinder at about 1.20. The test results confirmed that the syngas addition helped improve the indicated thermal efficiency and shorten the combustion duration. HC, \\{NOx\\} emissions and particle total number per cubic centimeter were reduced after the syngas addition at lean condition.

Changwei Ji; Xiaoxu Dai; Shuofeng Wang; Chen Liang; Bingjie Ju; Xiaolong Liu

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Experimental Investigation of Fuel-Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI) Combustion Mode in a Multi-Cylinder, Light-Duty Diesel Engine  

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An experimental study was performed to provide the combustion and emission characteristics resulting from fuel-reactivity controlled compression ignition (RCCI) combustion mode utilizing dual-fuel approach in a light-duty, multi-cylinder diesel engine. In-cylinder fuel blending using port fuel injection of gasoline before intake valve opening (IVO) and early-cycle, direct injection of diesel fuel was used as the charge preparation and fuel blending strategy. In order to achieve the desired auto-ignition quality through the stratification of the fuel-air equivalence ratio ( ), blends of commercially available gasoline and diesel fuel were used. Engine experiments were performed at an engine speed of 2300rpm and an engine load of 4.3bar brake mean effective pressure (BMEP). It was found that significant reduction in both nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) was realized successfully through the RCCI combustion mode even without applying exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). However, high carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrocarbon (HC) emissions were observed. The low combustion gas temperature during the expansion and exhaust processes seemed to be the dominant source of high CO emissions in the RCCI combustion mode. The high HC emissions during the RCCI combustion mode could be due to the increased combustion quenching layer thickness as well as the -stratification at the periphery of the combustion chamber. The slightly higher brake thermal efficiency (BTE) of the RCCI combustion mode was observed than the other combustion modes, such as the conventional diesel combustion (CDC) mode, and single-fuel, premixed charge compression ignition (PCCI) combustion mode. The parametric study of the RCCI combustion mode revealed that the combustion phasing and/or the peak cylinder pressure rise rate of the RCCI combustion mode could be controlled by several physical parameters premixed ratio (rp), intake swirl intensity, and start of injection (SOI) timing of directly injected fuel unlike other low temperature combustion (LTC) strategies.

Cho, Kukwon [ORNL] [ORNL; Curran, Scott [ORNL] [ORNL; Prikhodko, Vitaly Y [ORNL] [ORNL; Sluder, Scott [ORNL] [ORNL; Parks, II, James E [ORNL; Wagner, Robert M [ORNL] [ORNL

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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 behavior of a spark ignition engine fueled with synthetic gases derived from biogas  

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Abstract Combustion results obtained from a spark ignition engine fueled with two synthetic gases obtained from catalytic decomposition of biogas are presented in this paper. These results are compared with those obtained when the engine was fueled with gasoline, methane and with the biogas from which synthetic gases are extracted. Experimental tests were performed under a wide range of speeds and at three equivalence ratios. Results showed that fractions of hydrogen in synthetic gases increased maximum pressures inside cylinder. Moreover, peak pressures were detected closer to top dead center than methane and biogas. Despite the fraction of diluents in the composition of synthetic gases, high speeds and lean conditions resulted in higher indicated efficiencies than those obtained with gasoline. Moreover, combustion speed and heat release rate were strongly influenced by the proportion of diluents and hydrogen in gaseous blends. CO and CO2 content in the composition of synthetic gases contributed to increase the exhaust concentrations of these pollutants compared with the other fuels, while HC decreased because of the small fraction of methane which remained unburned. Although \\{NOx\\} emissions were mitigated by diluents, like CO2 and air excess, high hydrogen fraction in composition of syngas involved elevated \\{NOx\\} emissions due to the increase in flame temperature that hydrogen produces.

J. Arroyo; F. Moreno; M. Muñoz; C. Monné; N. Bernal

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Impact of N2 dilution on combustion and emissions in a spark ignition CNG engine  

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Abstract In order to reduce \\{NOx\\} (nitrogen oxides) emissions, N2 (nitrogen) was introduced as dilution gas to dilute mixture with a specially-designed injection device. The impacts of varying N2 DR (dilution ratio) on the combustion and the exhaust emissions were investigated, including engine heat release rate, indicator diagram, NOx, CO (carbon monoxide), THC (total hydrocarbon) emissions and so on. For this study, a modified 6.6 L CNG (compressed natural gas) engine was tested and N2 was injected into the end of intake manifold by a specially-designed device. The results showed that N2 dilution has a significant influence on the combustion and the exhaust emissions. With the rise of N2 DR, the maximum of pressure in cylinder and the maximum of heat release rate exhibited decrease trends, the centre of heat release curve showed a moving backward tendency. Higher N2 DR exhibited lower \\{NOx\\} (17–81%) emissions, but higher emissions of THC (3–78%) and CO (1–28%). The change of BSFC (brake specific fuel consumption) can be ignored with N2 DR no more than 167%. Satisfactory results can be obtained, with lower \\{NOx\\} (31%) emissions, lower BSFC (0.5%), and relatively higher THC (6%) and CO (1%) emissions, when N2 DR is 67%.

Zhongshu Wang; Hongbin Zuo; Zhongchang Liu; Weifeng Li; Huili Dou

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Mixing and flame structures inferred from OH-PLIF for conventional and low-temperature diesel engine combustion  

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The structure of first- and second-stage combustion is investigated in a heavy-duty, single-cylinder optical engine using chemiluminescence imaging, Mie-scatter imaging of liquid-fuel, and OH planar laser-induced fluorescence (OH-PLIF) along with calculations of fluorescence quenching. Three different diesel combustion modes are studied: conventional non-diluted high-temperature combustion (HTC) with either (1) short or (2) long ignition delay, and (3) highly diluted low-temperature combustion (LTC) with early fuel injection. For the short ignition delay HTC condition, the OH fluorescence images show that second-stage combustion occurs mainly on the fuel jet periphery in a thickness of about 1 mm. For the long ignition delay HTC condition, the second-stage combustion zone on the jet periphery is thicker (5-6 mm). For the early-injection LTC condition, the second-stage combustion is even thicker (20-25 mm) and occurs only in the down-stream regions of the jet. The relationship between OH concentration and OH-PLIF intensity over a range of equivalence ratios is estimated from quenching calculations using collider species concentrations predicted by chemical kinetics simulations of combustion. The calculations show that both OH concentration and OH-PLIF intensity peak near stoichiometric mixtures and fall by an order of magnitude or more for equivalence ratios less than 0.2-0.4 and greater than 1.4-1.6. Using the OH fluorescence quenching predictions together with OH-PLIF images, quantitative boundaries for mixing are established for the three engine combustion modes. (author)

Singh, Satbir [General Motors Research and Development, Warren, MI 48090 (United States); Musculus, Mark P.B. [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA 94551 (United States); Reitz, Rolf D. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706 (United States)

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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

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US DRIVE Advanced Combustion and Emission Control Technical Team Roadmap  

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The ACEC focuses on advanced engine and aftertreatment technology for three major combustion strategies: (1) Low-Temperature Combustion, (2) Dilute Gasoline combustion, and (3) Clean Diesel Combustion.

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Assessment of Combustion and Turbulence Models for the Simulation...  

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Combustion and Turbulence Models for the Simulation of Combustion Processes in a DI Diesel Engine Assessment of Combustion and Turbulence Models for the Simulation of Combustion...

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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

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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

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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

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Gas-Fired Reciprocating Engines  

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The reciprocating, or piston-driven, engine is a widespread and well-known technology. Also called internal combustion engines, reciprocating engines require fuel, air, compression, and a combustion source to function. Depending on the ignition source, they generally fall into two categories: (1) spark-ignited engines, typically fueled by gasoline or natural gas, and (2) compression-ignited engines, typically fueled by diesel oil fuel.

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Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference  

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economic and environmental sense. Ideally, engineers would aim for the shared space where environmentalProceedings of the ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2009 August 30 ­ September 2, 2009, San Diego, California, U

Agogino, Alice M.

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Piston Bowl Optimization for RCCI Combustion in a Light-Duty Multi-Cylinder Engine  

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Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI) is an engine combustion strategy that that produces low NO{sub x} and PM emissions with high thermal efficiency. Previous RCCI research has been investigated in single-cylinder heavy-duty engines. The current study investigates RCCI operation in a light-duty multi-cylinder engine at 3 operating points. These operating points were chosen to cover a range of conditions seen in the US EPA light-duty FTP test. The operating points were chosen by the Ad Hoc working group to simulate operation in the FTP test. The fueling strategy for the engine experiments consisted of in-cylinder fuel blending using port fuel-injection (PFI) of gasoline and early-cycle, direct-injection (DI) of diesel fuel. At these 3 points, the stock engine configuration is compared to operation with both the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and custom machined pistons designed for RCCI operation. The pistons were designed with assistance from the KIVA 3V computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code. By using a genetic algorithm optimization, in conjunction with KIVA, the piston bowl profile was optimized for dedicated RCCI operation to reduce unburned fuel emissions and piston bowl surface area. By reducing these parameters, the thermal efficiency of the engine was improved while maintaining low NOx and PM emissions. Results show that with the new piston bowl profile and an optimized injection schedule, RCCI brake thermal efficiency was increased from 37%, with the stock EURO IV configuration, to 40% at the 2,600 rev/min, 6.9 bar BMEP condition, and NOx and PM emissions targets were met without the need for exhaust after-treatment.

Hanson, Reed M [ORNL; Curran, Scott [ORNL; Wagner, Robert M [ORNL; Reitz, Rolf [University of Wisconsin; Kokjohn, Sage [University of Wisconsin, Madison

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Shockwave Engine: Wave Disk Engine  

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Broad Funding Opportunity Announcement Project: MSU is developing a new engine for use in hybrid automobiles that could significantly reduce fuel waste and improve engine efficiency. In a traditional internal combustion engine, air and fuel are ignited, creating high-temperature and high-pressure gases which expand rapidly. This expansion of gases forces the engine’s pistons to pump and powers the car. MSU’s engine has no pistons. It uses the combustion of air and fuel to build up pressure within the engine, generating a shockwave that blasts hot gas exhaust into the blades of the engine’s rotors causing them to turn, which generates electricity. MSU’s redesigned engine would be the size of a cooking pot and contain fewer moving parts—reducing the weight of the engine by 30%. It would also enable a vehicle that could use 60% of its fuel for propulsion.

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Advanced High Efficiency Clean Diesel Combustion with Low Cost...  

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Efficiency Clean Diesel Combustion with Low Cost for Hybrid Engines Advanced High Efficiency Clean Diesel Combustion with Low Cost for Hybrid Engines Clean, in-cylinder combustion...

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International Collaborations on Engineered Barrier Systems: Experiment...  

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modeling of field experiments at the Mont Terri URL, Switzerland, and the Horonobe URL, Japan. Modeling of coupled THM processes in the EBS is part of the international...

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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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Low Temperature Combustion with Thermo-Chemical Recuperation to Maximize In-Use Engine Efficiency  

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The key to overcome Low Temperature Combustion (LTC) load range limitations in reciprocating engines is based on proper control over the thermo-chemical properties of the in-cylinder charge. The studied alternative to achieve the required control of LTC is the use of two separate fuel streams to regulate timing and heat release at specific operational points, where the secondary fuel is a reformed product of the primary fuel in the tank. It is proposed in this report that the secondary fuel can be produced using exhaust heat and Thermo-Chemical Recuperation (TCR). TCR for reciprocating engines is a system that employs high efficiency recovery of sensible heat from engine exhaust gas and uses this energy to transform fuel composition. The recuperated sensible heat is returned to the engine as chemical energy. Chemical conversions are accomplished through catalytic and endothermic reactions in a specially designed reforming reactor. An equilibrium model developed by Gas Technology Institute (GTI) for heptane steam reforming was applied to estimate reformed fuel composition at different reforming temperatures. Laboratory results, at a steam/heptane mole ratio less than 2:1, confirm that low temperature reforming reactions, in the range of 550 K to 650 K, can produce 10-30% hydrogen (by volume, wet) in the product stream. Also, the effect of trading low mean effective pressure for displacement to achieve power output and energy efficiency has been explored by WVU. A zerodimensional model of LTC using heptane as fuel and a diesel Compression Ignition (CI) combustion model were employed to estimate pressure, temperature and total heat release as inputs for a mechanical and thermal loss model. The model results show that the total cooling burden on an LTC engine with lower power density and higher displacement was 14.3% lower than the diesel engine for the same amount of energy addition in the case of high load (43.57mg fuel/cycle). These preliminary modeling and experimental results suggest that the LTC-TCR combination may offer a high efficiency solution to engine operation. A single zone model using a detailed chemical kinetic mechanism was implemented in CHEMKIN and to study the effects of base fuel and steam-fuel reforming products on the ignition timing and heat release characteristics. The study was performed considering the reformed fuel species composition for total n-heptane conversion (ideal case) and also at the composition corresponding to a specific set of operational reforming temperatures (real case). The computational model confirmed that the reformed products have a strong influence on the low temperature heat release (LTHR) region, affecting the onset of the high temperature heat release (HTHR). The ignition timing was proportionally delayed with respect to the baseline fuel case when higher concentrations of reformed gas were used. For stoichiometric concentration of RG, it was found that by increasing the proportion of reformed fuel to total fuel (RG), from 0% to 30%, the amount of energy released during the LTHR regime, or HR{sub L}, was reduced by 48% and the ignition timing was delayed 10.4 CA degrees with respect to the baseline fuel case. For RG composition corresponding to certain operational reforming temperatures, it was found that the most significant effects on the HCCI combustion, regarding HR{sub L} reduction and CA50 delay, was obtained by RG produced at a reforming temperature range of 675 K-725 K.

Nigel N. Clark; Francisco Posada; Clinton Bedick; John Pratapas; Aleksandr Kozlov; Martin Linck; Dmitri Boulanov

2009-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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CONFIRMATORY SURVEY RESULTS FOR PORTIONS OF THE ABB COMBUSTION ENGINEERING SITE IN WINDSOR, CONNECTICUT DURING THE FALL OF 2011  

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From the mid-1950s until mid-2000, the Combustion Engineering, Inc. (CE) site in Windsor, Connecticut (Figure A-1) was involved in the research, development, engineering, production, and servicing of nuclear fuels, systems, and services. The site is currently undergoing decommissioning that will lead to license termination and unrestricted release in accordance with the requirements of the License Termination Rule in 10 CFR Part 20, Subpart E. Asea Brown Boveri Incorporated (ABB) has been decommissioning the CE site since 2001.

Wade C. Adams

2011-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel consumption reduction through friction optimisation of a four-cylinder gasoline engine  

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Due to the high complexity of hybrid powertrains, a lot of combinations regarding internal combustion engine, electric motor and transmission can be combined ... Experiments (DoE) was used to optimize combustion

Stefan Pischinger; Jörg Seibel

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An investigation of the engine performance, emissions and combustion characteristics of coconut biodiesel in a high-pressure common-rail diesel engine  

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Abstract An experimental investigation on engine performance, emissions, combustion and vibration characteristics with coconut biodiesel fuels was conducted in a high-pressure common-rail diesel engine under five different load operations (0.17, 0.34, 0.52, 0.69 and 0.86 MPa). The test fuels included a conventional diesel fuel and four different fuel blends of coconut biodiesel (B10, B20, B30 and B50). The results showed that biodiesel blended fuels have significant influences on the BSFC (brake specific fuel consumption) and BSEC (brake specific energy consumption) at all engine loads. In general, the use of coconut biodiesel blends resulted in a reduction of BSCO (brake specific carbon monoxide) and smoke emissions regardless of the load conditions. A large reduction of 52.4% in smoke opacity was found at engine load of 0.86 MPa engine load with B50. For combustion characteristics, a slightly shorter ignition delay and longer combustion duration were found with the use of biodiesel blends under all loading operations. It was found that generally the biodiesel blends produced lower peak heat release rate than baseline diesel. The vibration results showed that the largest reduction of 13.7% in RMS (root mean square) of acceleration was obtained with B50 at engine load of 0.86 MPa with respect to the baseline diesel.

H.G. How; H.H. Masjuki; M.A. Kalam; Y.H. Teoh

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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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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Method for valve seating control for an electro-hydraulic engine valve  

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Valve lift in an internal combustion engine is controlled by an electro-hydraulic actuation mechanism including a selectively actuable hydraulic feedback circuit.

Sun, Zongxuan (Plymouth, MN)

2011-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser-induced ignition and combustion in a SI engine with direct injection  

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Laser-induced ignition has shown huge advantages for the combustion ... (KIT) to investigate the potential of the laser-induced ignition. The emphasis was on improving combustion initiation...

Dipl.-Ing. Volker Gross; Dr.-Ing. Heiko Kubach…

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An investigation of diesel–ignited propane dual fuel combustion in a heavy-duty diesel engine  

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Abstract This paper presents a detailed experimental analysis of diesel–ignited propane dual fuel combustion on a 12.9-l, six-cylinder, production heavy-duty diesel engine. Gaseous propane was fumigated upstream of the turbocharger air inlet and ignited using direct injection of diesel sprays. Results are presented for brake mean effective pressures (BMEP) from 5 to 20 bar and different percent energy substituted (PES) by propane at a constant engine speed of 1500 rpm. The effect of propane PES on apparent heat release rates, combustion phasing and duration, fuel conversion and combustion efficiencies, and engine-out emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx), smoke, carbon monoxide (CO), and total unburned hydrocarbons (HC) were investigated. Exhaust particle number concentrations and size distributions were also quantified for diesel–ignited propane combustion. With stock engine parameters, the maximum propane PES was limited to 86%, 60%, 33%, and 25% at 5, 10, 15, and 20 bar BMEPs, respectively, either by high maximum pressure rise rates (MPRR) or by excessive HC and CO emissions. With increasing PES, while fuel conversion efficiencies increased slightly at high \\{BMEPs\\} or decreased at low BMEPs, combustion efficiencies uniformly decreased. Also, with increasing PES, \\{NOx\\} and smoke emissions were generally decreased but these reductions were accompanied by higher HC and CO emissions. Exhaust particle number concentrations decreased with increasing PES at low loads but showed the opposite trends at higher loads. At 10 bar BMEP, by adopting a different fueling strategy, the maximum possible propane PES was extended to 80%. Finally, a limited diesel injection timing study was performed to identify the optimal operating conditions for the best efficiency-emissions-MPRR tradeoffs.

Andrew C. Polk; Chad D. Carpenter; Kalyan Kumar Srinivasan; Sundar Rajan Krishnan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Engineering Computations: International Journal for Computer-  

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are then introduced. Third, according to the principle of minimum complementary energy, the unknown constants can, China, and College of Water Conservancy and Civil Engineering, China Agriculture University, Beijing element. Design/methodology/approach Ã? First, a complementary energy functional, in which the Airy stress

Martin, Ralph R.

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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

329

Simulation of High Efficiency Clean Combustion Engines and Detailed Chemical Kinetic Mechanisms Development  

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Discusses continuing work on exploring fuel chemistry, analysis of advanced combustion regimes, and improvements in simulation methodologies

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DOE Project 18546, AOP Task 1.1, Fuel Effects on Advanced Combustion Engines  

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Research in 2011 was focused on diesel range fuels and diesel combustion and fuels evaluated in 2011 included a series of oxygenated biofuels fuels from University of Maine, oxygenated fuel compounds representing materials which could be made from sewage, oxygenated marine diesel fuels for low emissions, and a new series of FACE fuel surrogates and FACE fuels with detailed exhaust chemistry and particulate size measurements. Fuels obtained in late 2011, which will be evaluated in 2012, include a series of oil shale derived fuels from PNNL, green diesel fuel (hydrotreated vegetable oil) from UOP, University of Maine cellulosic biofuel (levulene), and pyrolysis derived fuels from UOP pyrolysis oil, upgraded at University of Georgia. We were able to demonstrate, through a project with University of Wisconsin, that a hybrid strategy for fuel surrogates provided both accurate and rapid CFD combustion modeling for diesel HCCI. In this strategy, high molecular weight compounds are used to more accurately represent physical processes and smaller molecular weight compounds are used for chemistry to speed chemical calculations. We conducted a small collaboration with sp3H, a French company developing an on-board fuel quality sensor based on near infrared analysis to determine how to use fuel property and chemistry information for engine control. We were able to show that selected outputs from the sensor correlated to both fuel properties and to engine performance. This collaboration leveraged our past statistical analysis work and further work will be done as opportunity permits. We conducted blending experiments to determine characteristics of ethanol blends based on the gasoline characteristics used for blending. Results indicate that much of the octane benefits gained by high level ethanol blending can be negated by use of low octane gasoline blend stocks, as allowed by ASTM D5798. This may limit ability to optimize engines for improved efficiency with ethanol fuels. Extensive data from current and previous years was leveraged into participation with several large proposal teams, as our fuels database covers a very wide range of conventional and emerging fuels and biofuels.

Bunting, Bruce G [ORNL; Bunce, Michael [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat-pipe gas-combustion system endurance test for Stirling engine. Final report, May 1990-September 1990  

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Stirling Thermal Motors, Inc., (STM) has been developing a general purpose Heat Pipe Gas Combustion System (HPGC) suitable for use with the STM4-120 Stirling engine. The HPGC consists of a parallel plate recuperative preheater, a finned heat pipe evaporator and a film cooled gas combustor. A principal component of the HPGC is the heat pipe evaporator which collects and distributes the liquid sodium over the heat transfer surfaces. The liquid sodium evaporates and flows to the condensers where it delivers its latent heat. The report presents test results of endurance tests run on a Gas-Fired Stirling Engine (GFSE). Tests on a dynamometer test stand yielded 67 hours of engine operation at power levels over 10 kW (13.5 hp) with 26 hours at power levels above 15 kW (20 hp). Total testing of the engine, including both motoring tests and engine operation, yielded 245 hours of engine run time.

Mahrle, P.

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Beijing Haohua Rivers International Water Engineering Consulting Co Ltd |  

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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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FBC (fluidized-bed combustors) engineering correlations for estimating the combustion efficiency of a range of fuels  

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Simplified engineering correlations are presented for estimating the combustion efficiency of a wide range of fuel types in fluidized bed boilers. The correlations are presented in such a way that they can be applied to various boiler designs, including both bubbling and circulating beds. Major emphasis is placed on minimizing the boiler design and operating details required, thereby enhancing the usefulness of these methods as screening tools. The impact of fuel type is addressed by making use of the fuel characterization parameters measured by the Babcock and Wilcox Company for the Electric Power Research Institute. It is demonstrated that the methods described give combustion efficiency estimates that agree well with typical observations from some well-documented fluidized bed combustion test facilities. 16 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

Daw, C.S.; Chandran, R.R.; Duqum, J.N.; Perna, M.A.; Petrill, E.M.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental study on combustion characteristics of a spark-ignition engine fueled with natural gas–hydrogen blends combining with EGR  

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An experimental study on the effect of hydrogen fraction and EGR rate on the combustion characteristics of a spark-ignition engine fueled with natural gas–hydrogen blends was investigated. The results show that flame development duration, rapid combustion duration and total combustion duration are increased with the increase of EGR rate and decreased with the increase of hydrogen fraction in the blends. Hydrogen addition shows larger influence on flame development duration than that on rapid combustion duration. The coefficient of variation of the indicated mean effective pressure increases with the increase of EGR rate. And hydrogen addition into natural gas decreases the coefficient of variation of the indicated mean effective pressure, and this effectiveness becomes more obviously at high EGR rate. Engine fueled with natural gas–hydrogen blends combining with proper EGR rate can realize the stable low temperature combustion in gas engine.

Erjiang Hu; Zuohua Huang; Bing Liu; Jianjun Zheng; Xiaolei Gu

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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AEROSPACE ENGINEERING YOU CAN COUNT ON OUR AEROSPACE ENGINEERING INTERNS FOR ANY PROJECTS  

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AEROSPACE ENGINEERING YOU CAN COUNT ON OUR AEROSPACE ENGINEERING INTERNS FOR ANY PROJECTS INVOLVING > NASTRAN/ANSYS > MATLAb > LabVIEW #12;DO YOU REQUIRE A CANDIDATE IN A SPECIALIZED FIELD? DEPENDING ON THE NATURE OF YOUR PROJECT, YOU CAN CHOOSE A CANDIDATE SPECIALIZING IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS

Skorobogatiy, Maksim

338

Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference  

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Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2011 August 29-31, 2011, Washington, DC, USA DETC2011-48595 CREATIVITY AND LONG-TERM POTENTIATION: IMPLICATIONS FOR DESIGN Gregory M. Hallihan hallihan@mie.utoronto.ca L

Shu, Lily H.

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Multi-zone modelling of partially premixed low-temperature combustion in pilot-ignited natural-gas engines  

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Detailed results from a multi-zone phenomenological simulation of partially premixed advanced-injection low-pilot-ignited natural-gas low-temperature combustion are presented with a focus on early injection timings (the beginning of (pilot) injection (BOI)) and very small diesel quantities (2-3 per cent of total fuel energy). Combining several aspects of diesel and spark ignition engine combustion models, the closed-cycle simulation accounted for diesel autoignition, diesel spray combustion, and natural-gas combustion by premixed turbulent flame propagation. The cylinder contents were divided into an unburned zone, several pilot fuel zones (or 'packets') that modelled diesel evaporation and ignition, a flame zone for natural-gas combustion, and a burned zone. The simulation predicted the onset of ignition, cylinder pressures, and heat release rate profiles satisfactorily over a wide range of BOIs (20-60���° before top dead centre (before TDC)) but especially well at early BOIs. Strong coupling was observed between pilot spray combustion in the packets and premixed turbulent combustion in the flame zone and, therefore, the number of ignition centres (packets) profoundly affected flame combustion. The highest local peak temperatures (greater than 2000 K) were observed in the packets, while the flame zone was much cooler (about 1650 K), indicating that pilot diesel spray combustion is probably the dominant source of engine-out emissions of nitrogen oxide (NO x). Further, the 60���° before TDC BOI yielded the lowest average peak packet temperatures (about 1720 K) compared with the 20���° before TDC BOI (about 2480 K) and 40���° before TDC BOI (about 2700 K). These trends support experimental NO x trends, which showed the lowest NO x emissions for the 60���°, 20���°, and 40���° before TDC BOIs in that order. Parametric studies showed that increasing the intake charge temperature, pilot quantity, and natural-gas equivalence ratio all led to higher peak heat release rates and hotter packets but the pilot quantity and intake temperature affected the potential for NO x formation to a greater extent.

Krishnan, S. R.; Srinivasan, K. K.

2010-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

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A review of the combustion and emissions properties of advanced transportation biofuels and their impact on existing and future engines  

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Abstract The fundamental combustion and emissions properties of advanced biofuels are reviewed, and their impact on engine performance is discussed, in order to guide the selection of optimal conversion routes for obtaining desired fuel combustion properties. Advanced biofuels from second- and third-generation feedstocks can result in significantly reduced life-cycle greenhouse-gas emissions, compared to traditional fossil fuels or first-generation biofuels from food-based feedstocks. These advanced biofuels include alcohols, biodiesel, or synthetic hydrocarbons obtained either from hydrotreatment of oxygenated biofuels or from Fischer–Tropsch synthesis. The engine performance and exhaust pollutant emissions of advanced biofuels are linked to their fundamental combustion properties, which can be modeled using combustion chemical-kinetic mechanisms and surrogate fuel blends. In general, first-generation or advanced biofuels perform well in existing combustion engines, either as blend additives with petro-fuels or as pure “drop-in” replacements. Generally, oxygenated biofuels produce lower intrinsic nitric-oxide and soot emissions than hydrocarbon fuels in fundamental experiments, but engine-test results can be complicated by multiple factors. In order to reduce engine emissions and improve fuel efficiency, several novel technologies, including engines and fuel cells, are being developed. The future fuel requirements for a selection of such novel power-generation technologies, along with their potential performance improvements over existing technologies, are discussed. The trend in the biofuels and transportation industries appears to be moving towards drop-in fuels that require little changes in vehicle or fueling infrastructure, but this comes at a cost of reduced life-cycle efficiencies for the overall alternative-fuel production and utilization system. In the future, fuel-flexible, high-efficiency, and ultra-low-emissions heat-engine and fuel-cell technologies promise to enable consumers to switch to the lowest-cost and cleanest fuel available in their market at any given time. This would also enable society as a whole to maximize its global level of transportation activity, while maintaining urban air quality, within an energy- and carbon-constrained world.

Jeffrey M. Bergthorson; Murray J. Thomson

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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  

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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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Experimental Investigation of the Effects of Fuel Characteristics on High Efficiency Clean Combustion (HECC) in a Light-Duty Diesel Engine  

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An experimental study was performed to understand fuel property effects on low temperature combustion (LTC) processes in a light-duty diesel engine. These types of combustion modes are often collectively referred to as high efficiency clean combustion (HECC). A statistically designed set of research fuels, the Fuels for Advanced Combustion Engines (FACE), were used for this study. Engine conditions consistent with low speed cruise (1500 rpm, 2.6 bar BMEP) were chosen for investigating fuel property effects on HECC operation in a GM 1.9-L common rail diesel engine. The FACE fuel matrix includes nine combinations of fuel properties including cetane number (30 to 55), aromatic contents (20 to 45 %), and 90 % distillation temperature (270 to 340 C). HECC operation was achieved with high levels of EGR and adjusting injection parameters, e.g. higher fuel rail pressure and single injection event, which is also known as Premixed Charge Compression Ignition (PCCI) combustion. Engine performance, pollutant emissions, and details of the combustion process are discussed in this paper. Cetane number was found to significantly affect the combustion process with variations in the start of injection (SOI) timing, which revealed that the ranges of SOI timing for HECC operation and the PM emission levels were distinctively different between high cetane number (55) and low cetane number fuels (30). Low cetane number fuels showed comparable levels of regulated gas emissions with high cetane number fuels and had an advantage in PM emissions.

Cho, Kukwon [ORNL; Han, Manbae [ORNL; Wagner, Robert M [ORNL; Sluder, Scott [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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International Experience in Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering  

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conducting field or laboratory research, attending short courses taught by MAGEEP university faculty membersEECE 401 International Experience in Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering 2014 1-8589 Brauer 3021 TEXT: None LECTURE ROOM: TBA OFFICE HOURS: By appointment COURSE CREDITS: 3 GENERAL COURSE

Subramanian, Venkat

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Direct Visualization of Spray and Combustion Inside a DI-SI Engine and Its Implications to Flex-Fuel VVT Operations  

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Fuel, injection timing, and valve deactivation in a DI optical accessible engine with side-mounted, multi-hole injector are investigated using CFD and high-speed imaging of sprays and combustion.

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Optical-Engine Study of a Low-Temperature Combustion Strategy Employing a Dual-Row, Narrow-Included-Angle Nozzle and Early, Direct Injection of Diesel Fuel  

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Insight into mechanisms causing observed sharp emissions increase with diesel fuel injection is gained through experiments in an optical engine employing a similar low-temperature combustion strategy of early, direct injection of diesel fuel.

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Study of hydrogen mixing within the combustion engineering system 80+ containment  

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A scoping study is performed to determine how hydrogen distributes throughout an evolutionary, advanced pressurized water reactor (PWR) spherical containment given a variety of hydrogen inflows and delivery locations. The study uses MAAP and a preliminary containment design for the Combustion Engineering (C-E) System 80+{trademark} standard design as the bases for the detailed thermal-hydraulic analyses. Results are compared to applicable design criteria from the Advanced Light Water Reactor (ALWR) Requirements Document. The C-E System 80+ containment design is based on the Cherokee-Perkins System 80{sup R} spherical containment design, revised to accommodate ALWR Requirements Document design criteria. A feature of this design is the 500,000-gal in-containment refueling water storage tank (IRWST) located in the lower region of the containment building. This tank is the source for the safety injection and containment spray pumps, and the discharge location for the primary system safety and bleed valves. The containment design directs water accumulation on lower floors to the IRWST to preclude its depletion.

Hawley, J.T.; Hammersley, R.J.; Plys, M.G. (Fauske Associates, Inc., Burr Ridge, IL (USA))

1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Syngas Enhanced High Efficiency Low Temperature Combustion for Clean Diesel Engines  

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A significant potential exists for clean diesel combustion by recouping exhaust energy to generate syngas either with a dedicated reformer or in-cylinder fuel reforming.

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Simulation of High Efficiency Clean Combustion Engines and Detailed Chemical Kinetic Mechanisms Development  

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Discusses ongoing work exploring fuel chemistry, analysis of and improving simulation methodologies for high efficiency clean combustion regimes, and computational performance

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Research Institute Ministry of the Environment . Denmark Summary: combustion; waste incineration; dioxin abatement Layout: Ann-Katrine Holme Christoffersen ISBN: 978... and...

350

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

351

The Internal Molecular Potential Between the Substituent Groups in a Benzene Ring as Derived from the Heats of Combustion  

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It is shown that differences in the observed heats of combustion of isomeric benzene derivatives can be interpreted as the internal molecular potential existing between their substituent groups. A like interpretation can be given for the differences between the values observed for the heats of combustion of certain nonisomeric benzene derivatives and those calculated by the rule of additivity. This internal potential, to which the attractive and repulsive forces between the groups are due, results from the electrostatic potential of the group moments (dipole effect), the polarization of the substituents and of the ring (induction effect), the dispersion effect, and from steric hindrance. We have, therefore, a new and direct method of measuring the internal potential, which determines both the internal motion of groups within an organic molecule and its most stable configuration. The values thus measured are in good agreement with values theoretically evaluated from the above intermolecular (van der Waals) forces. From the data derived by this method we conclude in the case of o-xylene that valence angles of 120° between the C—CH3 bond and the aromatic C—C bonds are extremely stable, for the energy required to distort these angles through 10° is greater than 2 K cal/mole. We find, also, very restricted rotation for the butane molecule, from which it follows that saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons in the gaseous state tend to form zigzag chains. Such restricted rotation is found for the ether molecule as well.

H. A. Stuart

1931-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

The enhancement of the mixing and combustion processes in supersonic flow applied to scramjet engine  

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The Reynolds averaged parabolized Navier-Stokes equations are employed for the numerical study of turbulent mixing and combustion of a supersonic hydrogen jet in a supersonic airflow. A one-equation differential turbulence model is utilized. The simplified flame sheet model is employed for the numerical simulation of the supersonic combustion. 24 refs.

Kopchenov, V.I.; Lomkov, K.E. (Tsentral'nyi NII Aviatsionnogo Motorostroeniia, Moscow (Russian Federation))

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engng. 2000; 47:15691603  

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Thompson, Lonny L.

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APPENDIX B: CARBON DIOXIDE CAPTURE TECHNOLOGY SHEETS PRE-COMBUSTION SOLVENTS  

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CARBON DIOXIDE CAPTURE TECHNOLOGY SHEETS PRE-COMBUSTION SOLVENTS PRE-COMBUSTION SORBENTS PRE-COMBUSTION MEMBRANES POST-COMBUSTION SOLVENTS POST-COMBUSTION SORBENTS POST-COMBUSTION MEMBRANES OXY-COMBUSTION OXYGEN PRODUCTION CHEMICAL LOOPING ADVANCED COMPRESSION R&D COLLABORATIONS B-1 APPENDIX B: CARBON DIOXIDE CAPTURE TECHNOLOGY SHEETS APPENDIX B: CARBON DIOXIDE CAPTURE TECHNOLOGY SHEETS NATIONAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY PRE-COMBUSTION SOLVENTS B-6 SRI International - CO 2 Capture Using AC-ABC Processt B-7 PRE-COMBUSTION SORBENTS B-14 TDA Research - CO 2 Capture for Low-Rank Coal IGCC Systems B-15 URS Group - Sorbent Development for WGS B-18 Air Products and Chemicals - Advanced Acid Gas Separation B-24 Ohio State University-Department of Chemical Engineering - Calcium Looping for Hydrogen Production B-33

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Investigation on combustion characteristics of crude rice bran oil methyl ester blend as a heavy duty automotive engine fuel  

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In the present work, an attempt was made to test the suitability of crude rice bran oil methyl ester (CRBME) blend as a heavy duty automotive engine fuel. A four stroke, six cylinder direct injection 117.6 kW turbo-charged compression ignition (CI) engine was used for the work. The operation of the engine with CRBME blend showed that the peak pressure increased with lower maximum rate of pressure rise and maximum heat release rate with shorter delay period. Burning rate of the CRBME blend was slower and required a higher crank angle to complete the combustion cycle when compared to diesel. The brake thermal efficiency of the CRBME blend was lower than that of diesel at all speeds except at 2300rpm. As the measured combustion and performance parameters for CRBME blend differs only by a smaller magnitude when compared with diesel, this investigation ensures the suitability of the CRBME blend as fuel for heavy duty automotive engine without any design modifications [Received: August 12, 2010; Accepted: August 29, 2010

S. Saravanan; G. Nagarajan; S. Sampath

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel Modification t Facilitate Future Combustion Regimes? | Department...  

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Modification t Facilitate Future Combustion Regimes? Fuel Modification t Facilitate Future Combustion Regimes? 2005 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference...

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Low-Temperature Automotive Diesel Combustion | Department of...  

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in Low Temperature Automotive Diesel Combustion Systems Mixture Formation in a Light-Duty Diesel Engine Light Duty Combustion Research: Advanced Light-Duty Combustion Experiments...

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Fuel Effects on Mixing-Controlled Combustion Strategies for High...  

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Fuel Effects on Mixing-Controlled Combustion Strategies for High-Efficiency Clean-Combustion Engines Fuel Effects on Mixing-Controlled Combustion Strategies for High-Efficiency...

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Numerical study on the combustion and emission characteristics of a methanol/diesel reactivity controlled compression ignition (RCCI) engine  

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An improved multi-dimensional model coupled with detailed chemical kinetics mechanism was applied to investigate the combustion and emission characteristics of a methanol/diesel reactivity controlled compression ignition (RCCI) engine. The fuel was supplied separately by directly injecting diesel fuel into cylinder well before top dead center, while premixing methanol through the intake port in the tested methanol/diesel RCCI engine. The effects of mass fraction of premixed methanol, start of injection (SOI) of diesel and initial in-cylinder temperature at intake valve closing (IVC) on engine combustion and emission were investigated in detail. The results show that both methanol mass fraction and SOI have a significant impact on cetane number (CN) distribution, i.e. fuel reactivity distribution, which determines the ignition delay and peak of heat release rate (HRR). Due to larger area with high-temperature region and more homogeneous fuel distribution with increased methanol, and the oxygen atom contained by methanol molecule, all the emissions are reduced with moderate methanol addition. Advanced SOI with high combustion temperature is favorable to hydrocarbon (HC) and soot reduction, yet not to the decrease of nitrogen oxide (NOx) and carbon monoxide (CO) emissions. Both increasing methanol fraction and advancing the SOI are beneficial to improve fuel economy and avoid engine knock. Moreover, it was revealed that the initial temperature must be increased with increased methanol fraction to keep the 50% burn point (CA50) constant, which results in decrease of the equivalent indicated specific fuel consumption (EISFC) and all emissions, except for slight increase in \\{NOx\\} due to the higher burning temperature.

Yaopeng Li; Ming Jia; Yaodong Liu; Maozhao Xie

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Combustion, Efficiency, and Fuel Effects in a Spark-Assisted HCCI Gasoline Engine  

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2004 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentation: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Fuel, Engines, and Emissions Research Center

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361

International Symposium on Air Breathing Engines, 10th, Nottingham, England, Sept. 1-6, 1991, Proceedings. Vols. 1 2  

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Among the topics discussed are high-speed transport, compressor aerodynamics, environment and pollution, engine performance, computational fluid dynamics, and combustion. Attention is also given to radial flow machines, hypersonic propulsion, engine condition monitoring, cascades and fans, inlets, tribology and materials, and transition and fluid dynamics. Also considered are mixing and mixing control; surge, stall, and flutter; combustion and aerothermodynamics; ram rockets, nozzles; icing and particles; nacelle design; supersonic combustion; scramjet and ramjet; turbines and heat transfer; and energy analysis.

Billig, F.S.; (Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, MD)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1 Copyright 2007 by ASME A LEARNING ALGORITHM FOR OPTIMAL INTERNAL COMBUSTION  

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engine technologies. These technologies, such as fuel injections systems, variable geometry turbocharging, variable valve actuation, and exhaust gas recirculation, have increased the number of accessible engine

Papalambros, Panos

363

In-cylinder investigations and analysis of a SI gas engine fuelled with H2 and CO rich syngas fuel: Sensitivity analysis of combustion descriptors for engine diagnostics and control  

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Abstract The sensitivity of combustion phasing and combustion descriptors to ignition timing, load and mixture quality on fuelling a multi-cylinder natural gas engine with bio-derived H2 and CO rich syngas is addressed. While the descriptors for conventional fuels are well established and are in use for closed loop engine control, presence of H2 in syngas potentially alters the mixture properties and hence combustion phasing, necessitating the current study. The ability of the descriptors to predict abnormal combustion, hitherto missing in the literature, is also addressed. Results from experiments using multi-cylinder engines and numerical studies using zero dimensional Wiebe function based simulation models are reported. For syngas with 20% H2 and CO and 2% CH4 (producer gas), an ignition retard of 5 ± 1 degrees was required compared to natural gas ignition timing to achieve peak load of 72.8 kWe. It is found that, for syngas, whose flammability limits are 0.42–1.93, the optimal engine operation was at an equivalence ratio of 1.12. The same methodology is extended to a two cylinder engine towards addressing the influence of syngas composition, especially H2 fraction (varying from 13% to 37%), on the combustion phasing. The study confirms the utility of pressure trace derived combustion descriptors, except for the pressure trace first derivative, in describing the MBT operating condition of the engine when fuelled with an alternative fuel. Both experiments and analysis suggest most of the combustion descriptors to be independent of the engine load and mixture quality. A near linear relationship with ignition angle is observed. The general trend(s) of the combustion descriptors for syngas fuelled operation are similar to those of conventional fuels; the differences in sensitivity of the descriptors for syngas fuelled engine operation requires re-calibration of control logic for MBT conditions.

Anand M. Shivapuji; S. Dasappa

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

An Experimental Study on the Two-Stage Combustion Characteristics of a Direct-Injection-Type HCCI Engine  

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University, 1271 Sa-1 Dong, Sangrok-gu Ansan-si, Gyenggi-do, 426-791, Korea ... This research was achieved using a direct-injection-type diesel method during the intake stroke in real single-cylinder engines, and observations were made regarding the cool and hot flame characteristics, according to the air:fuel ratio and engine speed (given in units of rpm), an additive that influences the auto-ignition and the start times, and the combustion and emission characteristics, according to these times. ... This work was supported by the “Development of techniques on the fundamental and practical use of a HCCI” project at Korea Automotive Technology Institute, 2004. ...

Kihyung Lee; Changsik Lee; Jeaduk Ryu; Hyungmin Kim

2005-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

365

An examination of possible reversible combustion at high temperatures and pressures for a reciprocating engine  

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ratio of 18. Although the temperatures and pressures considered are well beyond practical values for the materials and designs of today, the general result of the study is that conditions can be identified to eliminate the combustion irreversibility....

Patrawala, Kaushik Tanvir

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

366

HCCI Cycle-by-Cycle Combustion Phase Control Based on Ion Current Technology in GDI Engine  

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Homogenous charge compression ignition gains attention increasingly because of its high efficiency and low emissions. The combustion phase control has been one of the key technological issues which affect its ind...

Zhiyong Zhang; Liguang Li; Robert Dibble

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Numerical modeling of combustion processes and pollutant formations in direct-injection diesel engines  

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The Representative Interactive Flamelet (RIF) concept has been applied to numerically simulate the combustion processes and pollutant formation in the direct injection...X formation including thermal NO path, pro...

Seong-Ku Kim; Joon Kyu Lee; Yong-Mo Kim; Jae-Hyun Ahn

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

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

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Combustion, performance and emission characteristics of a DI CI engine using biodiesel with varied fatty acid composition  

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Five Biodiesel produced from different vegetable oils were tested on a diesel engine to study the effect of biodiesel fatty acid composition specifically unsaturated composition on the engine combustion. The results from fuel analysis show that biodiesel (93% unsaturated fatty acid ester composition) with 55% linolenic ester has a higher density of 0.89 kg/m³, lower viscosity of 3.8 cSt, heating value of 39 MJ/kg and cetane number of 49. The engine combustion results exhibits a longer premixed and shorter diffusion burning phase with higher peak pressure of 72 bars and higher cumulative heat release compared to other fatty ester composition. The performance and emission results show that emits more oxides of nitrogen of 16.83 g/kWh and exhibits higher thermal efficiency of 29.76% compared to diesel of 12.83 g/kWh and 28.41% respectively. Biodiesel with 45% saturated ester and 55% unsaturated ester composition shows a NOX neutral fuel with a penalty of 1.75% in thermal efficiency. No significant differences in unburnt hydrocarbon (UBHC), carbon monoxide (CO) and smoke emissions among the biodiesel fuels were noticed except linseed oil methyl ester.

Sukumar Puhan; A. Gopinath; G. Nagarajan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Application of EPRI risk-based inservice inspection procedure to combustion engineering design of nuclear power plant  

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The EPRI developed risk-based inservice inspection procedure is used to select the elements for inservice inspection on a section of the high pressure safety injection system of the Entergy Operations ANO2 nuclear plant. This plant is the pilot plant in a six utility-eleven plant EPRI tailored collaboration program to apply the general EPRI procedures to Combustion Engineering NSSS designs. The procedure results in a reduction of candidate inspection locations from 14, based on current ASME Section XI rules for B-J welds to 3, based on the risk-based selection criteria.

Lubin, B.T. [ABB Combustion Engineering, Windsor, CT (United States). Nuclear Operations; Fourgerousse, R. [Entergy Operations-ANO2, Russellville, AR (United States)

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering (ISSN 1053-5381) Copyright by The International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers  

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International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering (ISSN 1053-5381) Copyright © by The International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2005, pp. 1­9 On Assessing the Accuracy of Offshore Wind Turbine Reliability-based Design Loads from the Environmental Contour Method Korn

Manuel, Lance

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http://www.genie.uottawa.ca/~hallett/hallett.htm Combustion Research  

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Engineering Main themes: - solid fuel combustion/packed beds - liquid droplet combustion - biofuels (biomass, Mechanical Engineering #12;Liquid Droplet Combustion W. Hallett, Mechanical Engineering Recent Work - biomasshttp://www.genie.uottawa.ca/~hallett/hallett.htm Combustion Research W. Hallett, Mechanical

Hallett, William L.H.

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Transonic Combustion ?- Injection Strategy Development for Supercritical Gasoline Injection-Ignition in a Light Duty Engine  

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Novel fuel injection equipment enables knock-free ignition with low noise and smoke in compression-ignition engines and low-particulates in spark-ignition engines.

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Multidimensional CFD simulation of syngas combustion in a micro-pilot-ignited dual-fuel engine using a constructed chemical kinetics mechanism  

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A multidimensional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation of a constructed syngas chemical kinetic mechanism was performed to evaluate the combustion of syngas in a supercharged dual-fuel engine for various syngas initial compositions under lean conditions. The modelled results were validated by comparing predictions against corresponding experimental data for a supercharged dual-fuel engine. The predicted and measured in-cylinder pressure, temperature, and rate of heat release (ROHR) data were in good agreement. The effect of the hydrogen peroxide chain-propagation reaction on the progress of combustion under supercharged conditions was examined for different types of syngas using various initial H2 concentrations. The effect of the main syngas kinetic mechanism reactions on the combustion progress was analysed in terms of their contribution to the total heat of the reaction. The best results compared with experimental data were obtained in the range of equivalence ratios below about 0.8 for all types of syngas considered in this paper. As the equivalence ratio increased above 0.8, the results deviated from the experiment data. The spatial distribution of the in-cylinder temperature and OH? within this equivalence-ratio range showed the completeness of the combustion. The present CFD model captured the overall combustion process well and could be further developed into a useful tool for syngas-engine combustion simulations.

Ulugbek Azimov; Masahiro Okuno; Kazuya Tsuboi; Nobuyuki Kawahara; Eiji Tomita

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Analysis of the Start of Combustion of a Diesel Fuel in a HCCI Process through an Integral Chemical Kinetic Model and Experimentation  

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The high dependence of the ignition with the temperature evolution in the combustion chamber shows that many simulation models integrate the temperature distribution as a fundamental feature. ... In compression-ignition (CI) or diesel cycle engines, the premixed burn phase, which occurs shortly after injection, dets. ... Heywood, J. B. Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals; McGraw-Hill Book Company: Singapore, 1998. ...

Miguel Torres Garcia; Ricardo Chacartegui Ramirez; Francisco Jimenez-Espadafor Aguilar; Tomas Sanchez Lencero

2008-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

376

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

377

Synthesis of three advanced biofuels from ionic liquid-pretreated switchgrass using engineered Escherichia coli  

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...existing internal combustion engines. Based in part on previous work (9), we constructed a...Microbial cellulose utilization: Fundamentals and biotechnology . Microbiol...precursors suitable for gasoline, diesel, and jet engines directly from ionic liquid-treated...

Gregory Bokinsky; Pamela P. Peralta-Yahya; Anthe George; Bradley M. Holmes; Eric J. Steen; Jeffrey Dietrich; Taek Soon Lee; Danielle Tullman-Ercek; Christopher A. Voigt; Blake A. Simmons; Jay D. Keasling

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Design analysis and comparison between standard and rotary porting systems for IC engine  

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Many porting systems for internal combustion engines have been tried and tested over the years, however the basic spring actuated poppet valve system has prevailed over ... last century. In the goal to lower engine

R. Palmisano; H. D. Ng

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Advanced Combustion Concepts - Enabling Systems and Solutions...  

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engine * Integration of proposed air path and HCCI combustion control strategies into ECU software * Prototype level 2 updates and proof of combustion concept for vehicle readiness...

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Advanced Combustion Concepts - Enabling Systems and Solutions...  

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engine installed and vehicle available for application, emission and fuel economy optimization with advanced combustion modes. 4 Advanced combustion control strategy, capable of...

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Pulse combustion  

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Pulse combustion has been gaining increased interest because of its potential for higher combustion efficiency greater combustion intensity and lower pollutant emissions. Unsteady combustion causes increased mass momentum and heat transfer. As a result reactants mix faster heat release is accelerated and heat transfer is enhanced in unsteady reacting flows. Many of these phenomena were discovered long ago by engineers looking for the cause of often detrimental combustion instabilities. Much more recently some of these enhanced transfer properties have been used to design efficient and compact pulse combustors. Although to date successful commercialization on a large scale has been limited to home heating units (e.g. the Lenox Pulse Furnace) highly efficient pulse spray dryers (Bepex Unison Dryer) pulse calciners and pulse waste incinerators have been designed. Pulsations have also been applied to carbon black fluidized bed gasifiers. Not all these designs will become economically viable. However the development of tunable pulse combustors that can be acoustically matched to the changing resonance frequency of these pulse processes have made many of them more promising. Recent findings that pulsation can enhance burning even in turbulent flows lend further encouragement to the developers of novel pulse combustion devices.

Jechiel I. Jagoda

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Prerequisites: Control Systems I+II, System Modeling, Engine Class (Introduction to Modeling and Control of  

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Thesis IDSC-LG-FZ-05 Gas Diesel Engine Modeling and Control The gas diesel engine is a natural gas enginePrerequisites: Control Systems I+II, System Modeling, Engine Class (Introduction to Modeling and Control of Internal Combustion Engine Systems, IC Engines, ...), Optimization Course, Matlab

Lygeros, John

384

Sandia National Laboratories: Low--Temperature Combustion Enables...  

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ECFacilitiesCRFLow--Temperature Combustion Enables Cleaner, More Efficient Engines Low--Temperature Combustion Enables Cleaner, More Efficient Engines Assessing the Economic...

385

High-Efficiency Clean Combustion Design for Compression Ignition...  

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High-Efficiency Clean Combustion Design for Compression Ignition Engines High-Efficiency Clean Combustion Design for Compression Ignition Engines Presentation given at DEER 2006,...

386

Syngas Enhanced High Efficiency Low Temperature Combustion for...  

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Enhanced High Efficiency Low Temperature Combustion for Clean Diesel Engines Syngas Enhanced High Efficiency Low Temperature Combustion for Clean Diesel Engines A significant...

387

Catalyst for Improving the Combustion Efficiency of Petroleum...  

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for Improving the Combustion Efficiency of Petroleum Fuels in Diesel Engines Catalyst for Improving the Combustion Efficiency of Petroleum Fuels in Diesel Engines 2005 Diesel...

388

2014 Annual Merit Review Results Report - Advanced Combustion...  

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Advanced Combustion Engine Technologies 2014 Annual Merit Review Results Report - Advanced Combustion Engine Technologies Merit review of DOE Vehicle Technologies research...

389

Fuel Effects on Ignition and Their Impact on Advanced Combustion...  

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Ignition and Their Impact on Advanced Combustion Engines Fuel Effects on Ignition and Their Impact on Advanced Combustion Engines Presentation given at DEER 2006, August 20-24,...

390

Hydrogen Assisted Diesel Combustion in a Common Rail Turbodiesel...  

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Assisted Diesel Combustion in a Common Rail Turbodiesel Engine P-3 Hydrogen Assisted Diesel Combustion in a Common Rail Turbodiesel Engine P-3 Gregory Lilik, Jos Martn...

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Hydrogen Assisted Diesel Combustion in a Common Rail Turbodiesel...  

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Assisted Diesel Combustion in a Common Rail Turbodiesel Engine Hydrogen Assisted Diesel Combustion in a Common Rail Turbodiesel Engine This study measured the effects of hydrogen...

392

Accurate Predictions of Fuel Effects on Combustion and Emissions...  

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on Combustion and Emissions in Engines Using CFD Simulations With Detailed Fuel Chemistry Accurate Predictions of Fuel Effects on Combustion and Emissions in Engines Using...

393

Sandia Combustion Research: Technical review  

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This report contains reports from research programs conducted at the Sandia Combustion Research Facility. Research is presented under the following topics: laser based diagnostics; combustion chemistry; reacting flow; combustion in engines and commercial burners; coal combustion; and industrial processing. Individual projects were processed separately for entry onto the DOE databases.

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1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING Int. J. Numer. Meth. Biomed. Engng. 2014; 30:15971613  

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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING Int. J. Numer. Meth. Biomed BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING 2013 A finite strain nonlinear human mitral valve model with fluid. © 2014 The Authors. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering published

Luo, Xiaoyu

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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

396

Proceedings of OMAE07 26th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering  

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Proceedings of OMAE07 26th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering to quantify induced loads on sub- merged engineering constructions (such as oil platforms and rail and road

Kalisch, Henrik

397

The Second International Stirling Engine Conference, Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China, June 1984  

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The Second International Stirling Engine Conference was held in Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China in June 1984. This paper reviews some of the events leading to the conference and the establishment of the Stirling Engine Conference Council.

Walker, G.

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

1 Copyright 2007 by ASME Proceedings of the 2007 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition  

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1 Copyright © 2007 by ASME Proceedings of the 2007 ASME International Mechanical Engineering ­ ECAD INTEGRATION: OVERVIEW AND FUTURE RESEARCH PERSPECTIVES Kenway Chen Systems Realization Laboratory G. W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology, Savannah 210

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Characterization of Particulate Emissions from GDI Engine Combustion with Alcohol-blended Fuels  

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Analysis showed that gasoline direct injection engine particulates from alcohol-blended fuels are significantly different in morphology and nanostructures

400

Four Lectures on Turbulent Combustion  

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, combustion in a Diesel engine or in furnaces essentially taakes place under non-premixed conditions. In the Diesel engine a liquid fuel spray is injected into hot compressed air, the fuel evaporates and mixes combustion are in general subdivided into two classes: premixed or non-premixed combustion. For example

Peters, Norbert

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Engine performance and emissions from the combustion of low-temperature Fischerâ??Tropsch synthetic diesel fuel and biodiesel rapeseed methyl ester blends  

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The combustion of oxygenated biodiesel (rapeseed methyl ester (RME)) improves the engine-out particulate matter, hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide (CO) emissions, while the low-temperature Fischerâ??Tropsch synthetic paraffinic diesel fuel improves engine-out NOx, CO, hydrocarbon and particulate matter emissions. Blending synthetic diesel (SD) fuel with oxygenated biodiesel could unlock potential performance synergies in the fuel properties (e.g. O2 content in RME and high cetane number of the synthetic fuels) of such blends and benefit engine performance and emissions. The combustion of synthetic diesel fuel/RME blend, named synthetic diesel B50, has shown similar combustion characteristics to diesel fuel, while simultaneous improvements in engine efficiency and smoke-NOx trade-off were achieved by taking advantage of the fuel's properties. The engine thermal efficiency was dependent on the fuel type, and followed the general trend: synthetic diesel > SDB50 > diesel > RME. Therefore, it has been shown that the design of a synthetic fuel with properties similar to the fuel blends presented in this work could improve engine-out NOx, smoke and hydrocarbon emissions and maintain or improve engine performance.

Kampanart Theinnoi; Athanasios Tsolakis; Sathaporn Chuepeng; Andrew P.E. York; Roger F. Cracknell; Richard H. Clark

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Studying the Internal Ballistics of a Combustion Driven Potato Cannon using High-speed Video  

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A potato cannon was designed to accommodate several different experimental propellants and have a transparent barrel so the movement of the projectile could be recorded on high-speed video (at 2000 frames per second). Both combustion chamber and barrel were made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Five experimental propellants were tested: propane (C3H8), acetylene (C2H2), ethanol (C2H6O), methanol (CH4O), and butane (C4H10). The amount of each experimental propellant was calculated to approximate a stoichometric mixture and considering the Upper Flammability Limit (UFL) and the Lower Flammability Limit (LFL), which in turn were affected by the volume of the combustion chamber. Cylindrical projectiles were cut from raw potatoes so that there was an airtight fit, and each weighed 50 (+/- 0.5) grams. For each trial, position as a function of time was determined via frame by frame analysis. Five trials were taken for each experimental propellant and the results analyzed to compute velocity and acceleration as functions...

Courtney, E D S

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Impact of thermal barrier coating application on the combustion, performance and emissions of a diesel engine fueled with waste cooking oil biodiesel–diesel blends  

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Abstract Biodiesel fuel was produced from waste cooking oil by transesterification process. B20 and B50 blends of biodiesel–petroleum diesel were prepared. These blends and D2 fuels were tested in a single cylinder CI engine. Performance, combustion and emission values of the engine running with the mentioned fuels were recorded. Then the piston and both exhaust and intake valves of the test engine were coated with layers of ceramic materials. The mentioned parts were coated with 100 ?m of NiCrAl as lining layer. Later the same parts were coated with 400 ?m material of coating that was the mixture of 88% of ZrO2, 4% of MgO and 8% of Al2O3. After the engine coating process, the same fuels were tested in the coated engine at the same operation condition. Finally, the same engine out parameters were obtained and compared with those of uncoated engine parameters in order to find out how this modification would change the combustion, performance and emission parameters. Results showed that the modification of the engine with coating process resulted in better performance, especially in considerably lower brake specific fuel consumption (Bsfc) values. Besides, emissions of the engine were lowered both through coating process and biodiesel usage excluding the nitrogen oxides (NOx) emission. In addition, the results of the coated engine are better than the uncoated one in terms of cylinder gas pressure, heat release rate (HRR) and heat release (HR).

Selman Ayd?n; Cenk Say?n

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

405

uel cells are attractive alternatives to combustion engines for electri-cal-power generation because of their very high efficiencies and low  

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in the hydrogen supply. Carbon monoxide, in turn, is extremely detrimental to the catalysts in the fuel-cell anode (PEM) fuel cells to ~140°C, at which tem- perature the catalyst is tolerant to several 100 parts per because of their very high efficiencies and low pollution levels. Like a combustion engine, a fuel cell

Haile, Sossina M.

406

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

407

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

408

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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The comparative analysis of diesel engine combustion and emission parameters fuelled with palm oil methyl esters and its diesel blends  

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In this work, the combustion and emission characteristics of a direct injection compression ignition engine fuelled with diesel-Palm Oil Methyl Ester (POME) blends are investigated. This study shows that the ignition delay decreases with increase in the POME addition. The maximum rate of pressure rise and maximum rate of heat release decreases with increase in POME addition at all loads. As the percentage of POME in the blend increases, the crank angle at which the maximum rate of heat release takes place advances. The brake thermal efficiency decreases with increase in POME addition. The unburned hydrocarbon, carbon monoxide and soot intensity decreases, while nitrogen oxides (NOx) increase with increase in POME addition. [Received: April 4, 2008; Accepted: November 24, 2008

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

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Development of Compact Gaseous Sensors with Internal Reference for Monitoring O2 and NOx in Combustion Environments  

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Compact sensors have been developed to allow for real-time monitoring of O2 and NOx during combustion.

411

Engine control techniques to account for fuel effects  

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A technique for engine control to account for fuel effects including providing an internal combustion engine and a controller to regulate operation thereof, the engine being operable to combust a fuel to produce an exhaust gas; establishing a plurality of fuel property inputs; establishing a plurality of engine performance inputs; generating engine control information as a function of the fuel property inputs and the engine performance inputs; and accessing the engine control information with the controller to regulate at least one engine operating parameter.

Kumar, Shankar; Frazier, Timothy R.; Stanton, Donald W.; Xu, Yi; Bunting, Bruce G.; Wolf, Leslie R.

2014-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

412

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

413

Free-piston engine  

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A combustion system which can utilize high compression ratios, short burn durations, and homogeneous fuel/air mixtures in conjunction with low equivalence ratios. In particular, a free-piston, two-stroke autoignition internal combustion engine including an electrical generator having a linear alternator with a double-ended free piston that oscillates inside a closed cylinder is provided. Fuel and air are introduced in a two-stroke cycle fashion on each end, where the cylinder charge is compressed to the point of autoignition without spark plugs. The piston is driven in an oscillating motion as combustion occurs successively on each end. This leads to rapid combustion at almost constant volume for any fuel/air equivalence ratio mixture at very high compression ratios. The engine is characterized by high thermal efficiency and low NO.sub.x emissions. The engine is particularly suited for generating electrical current in a hybrid automobile.

Van Blarigan, Peter (Truckee, CA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

SIAM Conference on Numerical Combustion Sedona, AZ May 9-12, 2004  

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The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics hosted the Tenth International Conference on Numerical Combustion held May 9-12, 2004 in Sedona, Arizona. This distinguished conference series began in 1985 in Sophia Antipolis, France and was followed by conferences in San Francisco, California (1987), Juan les Pins, France (1989), St. Petersburg Beach, Florida (1991), Garmisch, Germany (1993), New Orleans, Louisiana (1996), York, England (1998), Amelia Island, Florida (2000), and Sorrento, Italy (2002). SIAM is widely recognized as the originator and the U.S. anchor of this important meeting whose topics concerns the applied mathematics and computation associated with combustion and reactive flow. In particular, the International Numerical Combustion Symposiums have become one of the international major venues for research on direct simulation and modeling turbulent reacting flow. It is also one of the major international venues for theoretical work in reacting flows. This meeting drew approximately 200 participants from 30 countries whose research included the topics in turbulence, kinetics, detonation, flames, pollution, microgravity, micro-combustion, ignition, applications of parallel processing, tera-scale computation of combustion applications, material synthesis, droplets and sprays, heterogeneous combustion, energetic materials (propellants and explosives), engine and furnace combustion, fires, numerical methods and, software engineering for combustion applications.

None

2004-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

415

Department of Mechanical Engineering Fall 2010 Lycoming Engines Design of Novel Piston Rings  

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assembly for use in air-cooled aircraft internal combustion engines. Lycoming currently uses two cast iron keystone shaped compression rings and an oil control ring. Objectives The main objective is to deliver. The main design aspects the team focused on were: Improving combustion gas sealing Reducing oil

Demirel, Melik C.

416

Development and application of a lubricant composition model to study effects of oil transport, vaporization, fuel dilution, and soot contamination on lubricant rheology and engine friction  

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Engine oil lubricants play a critical role in controlling mechanical friction in internal combustion engines by reducing metal-on-metal contact. This implies the importance of understanding lubricant optimization at the ...

Gu, Grace Xiang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

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

418

Heavy-Duty Engine Combustion Optimization for High Thermal Efficiency Targeting EPA 2010 Emissions  

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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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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

420

Combustion and emissions of a direct injection gasoline engine using biofuels.  

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??Impact of biofuel (2-methlyfuran, 2,5-dimethylfuran and ethanol) on the performance of a gasoline direct injection engine has been investigated. MF demonstrates better knock resistance properties… (more)

Wang, Chongming

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

US National Technical Meeting of the Combustion Institute  

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potential to enhance combustion performance in gas turbines and scramjet engines. Extensive efforts have

Ju, Yiguang

422

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

423

1 Copyright 2011 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences &  

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solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context," [1]. Providing engineering students, social, economic and environmental issues in engineering, with no funds to support the actual overseas1 Copyright © 2011 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical

Lewis, Kemper E.

424

1st International Requirements Engineering Efficiency Workshop – REEW 2011.  

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??Requirements engineering research has for a long time focused on specification quality, leading to recommendations of how to engineer “perfect” requirements specifications. Practitioners, however, do… (more)

Fricker, Samuel

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Surface Combustion Microengines Based on Photocatalytic Oxidations of Hydrocarbons at Room Temperature  

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Surface Combustion Microengines Based on Photocatalytic Oxidations of Hydrocarbons at Room Temperature ... For instance internal combustion engines depend on an exothermic combustion of a mixture of hydrocarbon fuel or hydrogen and air, inside a sealed cylinder equipped with a movable piston.1 Once ignited using an electrical or compression heating system, the combustion products have more available energy than the original mixture, and this energy can be translated into work by driving the piston. ... One possible explanation for the lack of data is that the temperature increase of surface or suspended colloids is hard to measure due to fast heat dissipation through solid bond vibrations or solvent molecules in continuous UV radiation. ...

Ming Su; Vinayak P. Dravid

2005-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

426

An In-Cylinder Imaging Survey of Low-Temperature, High-Efficiency Combustion Strategies  

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High speed imaging of in-cylinder spray and combustion luminosity of low temperature combustion strategies are contrasted to conventional gasoline and diesel engine combustion

427

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Spring 2013 Project Name Large Scale Biomass Combustion Verification and Analysis  

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Biomass Combustion Verification and Analysis Overview Team PSU PENNTAP 2 was tasked with determining was to produce a user-friendly analytical model of the Challenger 400 series biomass combustion system of experts in the field of biomass combustion and its analysis. These experts were Fred Fries of Dillon

Demirel, Melik C.

428

Experimental study on the performance, emission and combustion characteristics of rubber seed oil-diesel blends in a DI diesel engine  

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In the present work, experiments have been carried out to assess the suitability of rubber seed oil and its blends with diesel in a diesel engine. Tests were conducted with different blends of R80-D20 (80% of rubber seed oil and 20% of diesel by volume) and R70-D30 (70% of rubber seed oil and 30% of diesel by volume). Experimental results indicate that the brake thermal efficiency increases from 26.5% to 27.7% with the optimum blend of R70-D30. There is a reduction in emissions is also observed except NOx level at all loads. Smoke emission reduces drastically from 6.1 to 4.7 BSU. Combustion parameters indicated a decrease in ignition delay and combustion duration compared with neat RSO. This will also contribute to higher heat release rate in the premixed combustion phase. Current investigations reveal that the performance of R70-D30 blend is closer to diesel.

V. Edwin Geo; G. Nagarajan; B. Nagalingam

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

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

430

ALS Evidence Confirms Combustion Theory  

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are produced, generally, when insufficient oxygen or other factors result in incomplete combustion of organic matter (e.g., in engines and incinerators, when biomass burns in...

431

Dimethyl Ether Autoignition at Engine-Relevant Conditions  

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† Key Laboratory for Power Machinery and Engineering of M.O.E., Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, People’s Republic of China ... The autoignition of dimethyl ether (DME), an alternative diesel engine fuel, has been studied at elevated pressures. ... In addition to studies aimed at ascertaining the performance of compression–ignition internal combustion engines fuel with DME,(2, 3) there have been a number of studies focused on experimental characterization of fundamental combustion properties for DME. ...

Zhenhua Li; Weijing Wang; Zhen Huang; Matthew A. Oehlschlaeger

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Partially Premixed Combustion | Department of Energy  

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that enables PPC to reach the market deer11andersson.pdf More Documents & Publications Combustion Model for Engine Concept Development Path to High Efficiency Gasoline Engine...

433

Advanced diesel combustion  

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Future emission norms will further reduce the vehicle emissions of diesel engines. To meet the goal of achieving these stringent limits while maintaining attractive attributes of marketability, the combustion ...

Dirk Adolph; Hartwig Busch; Stefan Pischinger; Andreas Kolbeck…

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Eelke Forlmer and Jan Bosch International Journal of Software Engineering  

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Engineering Lab, KAIST 3/18 #12;Introduction (2/2) Architecture sensitive Cause expensive quality improving/W quality Relating to S/W architecture 2007-10-17 Software Engineering Lab, KAIST Quality Quality ... 5 and quality 2007-10-17 Software Engineering Lab, KAIST Usability - Learnability - Efficiency 6/18 #12;SAQ

Bae, Doo-Hwan

435

IWODE09 -International Workshop on Organizational Design and Engineering December 11-12, 2009. Lisbon, Portugal  

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learning, we can build computational models that simulate the effects of organizational disruptionsIWODE09 - International Workshop on Organizational Design and Engineering December 11-12, 2009. Lisbon, Portugal SENSIBLE ORGANIZATIONS: A SENSOR-BASED SYSTEM FOR ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN

436

Superheated fuel injection for combustion of liquid-solid slurries  

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A method and device are claimed for obtaining, upon injection, flash evaporation of a liquid in a slurry fuel to aid in ignition and combustion. The device is particularly beneficial for use of coal-water slurry fuels in internal combustion engines such as diesel engines and gas turbines, and in external combustion devices such as boilers and furnaces. The slurry fuel is heated under pressure to near critical temperature in an injector accumulator, where the pressure is sufficiently high to prevent boiling. After injection into a combustion chamber, the water temperature will be well above boiling point at a reduced pressure in the combustion chamber, and flash boiling will preferentially take place at solid-liquid surfaces, resulting in the shattering of water droplets and the subsequent separation of the water from coal particles. This prevents the agglomeration of the coal particles during the subsequent ignition and combustion process, and reduces the energy required to evaporate the water and to heat the coal particles to ignition temperature. The overall effect will be to accelerate the ignition and combustion rates, and to reduce the size of the ash particles formed from the coal. 2 figs., 2 tabs.

Robben, F.A.

1984-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

437

Evaluation of High Efficiency Clean Combustion (HECC) Strategies...  

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

Combustion (HECC) Strategies for Meeting Future Emissions Regulations in Light-Duty Engines Evaluation of High Efficiency Clean Combustion (HECC) Strategies for Meeting Future...

438

Modeling of HCCI and PCCI Combustion Processes | Department of...  

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HCCI and PCCI Combustion Processes Modeling of HCCI and PCCI Combustion Processes 2005 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER) Conference Presentations and Posters...

439

Numerical Modeling of PCCI Combustion | Department of Energy  

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Modeling of HCCI and PCCI Combustion Processes Numerical Modeling of HCCI Combustion Bridging the Gap between Fundamental Physics and Chemistry and Applied Models for HCCI Engines...

440

Maximizing Power Output in Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) Engines and Enabling Effective Control of Combustion Timing  

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heat loss, while excessively delayed combustion timing (before misfire) can cause power output and efficiency losses because of incomplete oxidation of hydrocarbons

Saxena, Samveg

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparative experimental evaluation of performance, combustion and emissions of laser ignition with conventional spark plug in a compressed natural gas fuelled single cylinder engine  

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Abstract Laser is emerging as a strong concept for alternative ignition in spark ignition engine. Laser ignition has potential advantages over conventional spark plug ignition. Laser ignition system is free from spark electrodes hence there is no loss of spark energy to the electrodes, which are also free from erosion effect. In addition, there is flexibility in choosing spark location and it offers excellent performance under high in-cylinder pressures. In this paper, performances of laser ignition and conventional spark ignition systems are comparatively evaluated in terms of in-cylinder pressure variation, combustion stability, fuel consumption, power output and exhaust emissions at similar operating conditions of the engine.

Dhananjay Kumar Srivastava; Avinash Kumar Agarwal

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Performance of a spark ignition, lean burn, natural gas internal combustion engine .  

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??Relative to gasoline and diesel, use of natural gas as a transport fuel can produce significantly lower emissions of particulate matter and greenhouse gases. Future… (more)

ABBASI ATIBEH, PAYMAN

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

H2 Internal Combustion Engine Research Towards 45% efficiency and Tier2-Bin5 emissions  

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2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, May 18-22, 2009 -- Washington D.C.

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Performance Comparison of Hydrogen Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine Racing Cars  

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Students from RMIT University and the University of Applied Sciences Ingolstadt have collaborated to build a hydrogen-powered racing car. As part of the initial conceptual design ... lap simulation was developed ...

G. Pearson; M. Leary; A. Subic; J. Wellnitz

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Tailored Materials for Improved Internal Combustion Engine Efficiency (Agreement ID:23725)  

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2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

446

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Tailored Materials for Improved Internal Combustion Engine Efficiency  

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Presentation given by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about...

447

Laser Ignition in Internal Combustion Engines - A Novel Approach Based on Advanced Lasers  

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Advantages of laser ignition compared to spark plugs are illustrated. Experiments involving optimized optics and passively Q-switched remotely diode-pumped mJ-Nd:YAG laser have been...

Weinrotter, Martin; Kopecek, Herbert; Wintner, Ernst

448

Laser Ignition in Internal Combustion Engines- a Novel Approach Based on Advanced Lasers  

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Laser ignition with its many potential advantages in comparison to conventional spark plug ignition has been investigated in detail. As ignition source several, to a certain extent...

Weinrotter, Martin; Kopecek, Herbert; Graf, Josef; Klausner, Johann; Herdin, Günther; Wintner, Ernst

449

Supersonic combustion studies using a multivariate quadrature based method for combustion modeling  

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of predictive models for supersonic combustion is a critical step in design and development of scramjet engines

Raman, Venkat

450

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Emissions from the Combustion of Alternative Fuels in a Gas Turbine Engine  

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? Centre of Excellence for Aerospace Particulate Emissions Reduction Research, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri 65409, United States ... Within the aviation sector, the development and certification of alternative drop-in fuels are progressing at a rapid pace: a standard specification for aviation fuel containing synthesized hydrocarbons was approved by ASTM in 2009,(4) Hydrogenated esters and fatty acids (HEFA), also often referred to as hydrotreated renewable jet (HRJ), qualified as a 50/50 blend with petroleum Jet A-1 in 2011,(4) and the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) anticipate fully synthetic Fischer–Tropsch (FT) fuel to qualify in 2012. ... Impact of Alternative Fuels on Emissions Characteristics of a Gas Turbine Engine – Part 1: Gaseous and Particulate Matter Emissions ...

Simon Christie; David Raper; David S. Lee; Paul I. Williams; Lucas Rye; Simon Blakey; Chris W. Wilson; Prem Lobo; Donald Hagen; Philip D. Whitefield

2012-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Experiments and Modeling of Two-Stage Combustion in Low-Emissions...  

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of Two - - Stage Combustion in Stage Combustion in Low Low - - Emissions Diesel Engines Emissions Diesel Engines August 4, 2008 Rolf D. Reitz, Sage L. Kokjohn, Thaddeus A....

452

An experimental study of the effect of a homogeneous combustion catalyst on fuel consumption and smoke emission in a diesel engine  

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This paper presents the results of an experimental investigation into the influence of a ferrous picrate based homogeneous combustion catalyst on fuel consumption and smoke emission of a laboratory diesel engine. The catalyst used in this study was supplied by Fuel Technology Pty. Ltd. The fuel consumption and smoke emission were measured as a function of engine load, speed and catalyst dosing ratio. The brake specific fuel consumption and smoke emission decreased as the dosing ratio of the catalyst doped in the diesel fuel increased. At the catalyst dosing ratio of 1:3200, the brake specific fuel consumption was reduced by from 2.1% to 2.7% and the smoke emission was reduced by from 6.7% to 26.2% at the full engine load at speeds from 2600 rpm to 3400 rpm. The results also indicated that the potential of the fuel saving seems to be greater when the engine was run under light load.

Mingming Zhu; Yu Ma; Dongke Zhang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Transactions of AMSE International Journal of Solar Energy Engineering 1 Copyright #### by ASME  

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Transactions of AMSE International Journal of Solar Energy Engineering 1 Copyright © #### by ASME is responsible for heavy electricity consumption. Solar energy affects the whole building, but in particular Journal of Solar Energy Engineering 2 Copyright © #### by ASME account by the model. Notice that these two

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

454

Proceedings of IMECE 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition  

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power output and, (b) high content of unwanted oxides, hydro-carbons and particulate matter, without compromising the need to generate more power. In the present work, a multivariable approach- trollers. 1 Introduction Diesel engines are among the most efficient internal com- bustion engines [1

Yao, Bin

455

Ceramics International 17 (1991)267-274 Molecular and Colloidal Engineering of  

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and ceramic matrix composites are those produced in nature by a variety of very elegant low examples of molecularly engineered ceramics and ceramic-polymer composite architec- tures.6Ceramics International 17 (1991)267-274 Molecular and Colloidal Engineering of Ceramicst Ilhan A

Aksay, Ilhan A.

456

Proceedings of IDETC/CIE 2013 ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences &  

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Proceedings of IDETC/CIE 2013 ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference August 4-7, 2013, Portland, USA DETC2013-12620 AUTOMATICALLY INFERRING METRICS FOR DESIGN CREATIVITY Mark Fuge Berkeley Institute of Design Dept. of Mechanical

Fuge, Mark

457

2003 ICECE March 16 19, 2003, So Paulo, BRAZIL International Conference on Engineering and Computer Education  

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Session ©2003 ICECE March 16 ­ 19, 2003, São Paulo, BRAZIL International Conference on Engineering L. Larkin, Department of Computer Science, Audio Technology, and Physics, American University, 4400 of science, as well as mathematics, engineering, and technology (SMET) education will be discussed. Index

Larkin, Teresa L.

458

Development of Low Temperature Combustion Modes to Reduce Overall Emissions from a Medium-Duty, Four Cylinder Diesel Engine  

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and exhaust manifolds, EGR system, and turbocharger. For this model, GT-Power calculates the combustion using a multi-zone, quasi-dimensional model and a knock-induced combustion model. The main difference between them is that the multi-zone model is directly...

Breen, Jonathan Robert

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

459

International Collaborations on Engineered Barrier Systems: Experimental and Modeling Investigations  

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International research collaborations on deep geological disposition of nuclear waste are a key aspect of the nation’s strategy to investigate disposal design concepts in geologic settings...

460

Some recent advances in droplet combustion  

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This paper reviews the theoretical and experimental advances in droplet combustion since the 1982 Second International Colloquium on Drops and Bubbles. Specific topics discussed include multicomponent droplet combustion and microexplosion convection droplet combustion the combustion of slurries propellants and hazardous wastes soot formation in droplet burning and several miscellaneous subjects. Areas of further research are suggested.

C. K. Law

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

An investigation into the feasibility of an external combustion, steam injected gas turbine  

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output of the turbine without increasing the work required for compression. Second, the steam may be generated with waste 15 heat from the combustion process. In an internal combustion gas turbine, this would result in an increased work output per... which are: 1. Gas Turbine Engine 2. Heat Exchanger Unit 3. Steam Generator Unit 4. Dynamometer 26 A detailed description of the equipment used in the experiment will be presented in the section entitled Ap- paratus since the purpose...

Ford, David Bruce

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

462

Less Costly Catalysts for Controlling Engine Emissions  

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...Parks II Fuels, Engines, and Emissions Research...USA. Lowering the fuel consumption of transportation...dependence on fossil fuels. One way to increase...internal combustion engines is to run them “lean...technology have either diesel (2) or gasoline...

James E. Parks II

2010-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

463

Experimental investigation of the thermal and diluent effects of EGR components on combustion and \\{NOx\\} emissions of a turbocharged natural gas SI engine  

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Abstract Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) is one of effective measures used in natural gas (NG) engines to reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions. Each component of EGR gases can exert different effects on NG combustion and \\{NOx\\} formation rates, such as thermal effect, diluent effect, and chemical effect. In this study, the thermal and diluent effects of the main components of EGR gases, including carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen (N2), were experimentally investigated. The experiments were arranged based on an electronically controlled heavy-duty natural gas spark-ignition (SI) engine with multi-point injection and 6-cylinder. In order to define the diluent effect of EGR components, argon (Ar) was introduced to the test, for its low and unchangeable specific heat capacity under different temperatures. The results showed that the contribution of the diluent effect on \\{NOx\\} reductions was 50–60% and 41–53% for N2 and CO2 respectively, and the relevant contribution of the thermal effect was 40–50% and 47–59% respectively. CO2 had greater effects on NG combustion and \\{NOx\\} formation rates than N2 at the same dilution ratio. Increasing Ar improved the thermal efficiency due to the higher specific heat ratio provided. Meanwhile, \\{NOx\\} emissions were found to be decreased with increasing DR as a result of the diluent effect of Ar on combustion and \\{NOx\\} formations.

Weifeng Li; Zhongchang Liu; Zhongshu Wang; Yun Xu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING Int. J. Numer. Meth. Biomed. Engng. 2014; 30:232248  

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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING Int. J. Numer. Meth. Biomed. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd in Biomedical Engineering published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. #12;SEGMENTATION OF BIOMEDICAL IMAGES 233

Grant, P. W.

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Twenty-Seventh Symposium (International) on Combustion/The Combustion Institute, 1998/pp. 10071014 THREE-SCALAR IMAGING IN TURBULENT NON-PREMIXED FLAMES  

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. Introduction Planar imaging of turbulent flames using laser di- agnostic techniques such as Lorenz­Mie [1], Ray and MARSHALL B. LONG Department of Mechanical Engineering and Center for Laser Diagnostics Yale University New. The present experimental setup requires only a single laser (532 nm) in a high-power intracavity configuration

Long, Marshall B.

466

Reaction and diffusion in turbulent combustion  

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The motivation for this project is the need to obtain a better quantitative understanding of the technologically-important phenomenon of turbulent combustion. In nearly all applications in which fuel is burned-for example, fossil-fuel power plants, furnaces, gas-turbines and internal-combustion engines-the combustion takes place in a turbulent flow. Designers continually demand more quantitative information about this phenomenon-in the form of turbulent combustion models-so that they can design equipment with increased efficiency and decreased environmental impact. For some time the PI has been developing a class of turbulent combustion models known as PDF methods. These methods have the important virtue that both convection and reaction can be treated without turbulence-modelling assumptions. However, a mixing model is required to account for the effects of molecular diffusion. Currently, the available mixing models are known to have some significant defects. The major motivation of the project is to seek a better understanding of molecular diffusion in turbulent reactive flows, and hence to develop a better mixing model.

Pope, S.B. [Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Ithaca, NY (United States)

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Influence of input momentum and losses in the turbine on the efficiency of a turbofan engine with periodic fuel combustion  

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It is shown that research carried out by leading aeroengine manufactures on the use of the thermodynamically high-efficient GTE cycle with the periodic fuel combustion is very urgent. The investigation results...

V. I. Bogdanov; A. K. Dormidontov

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Comparison of Conventional Diesel and Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI) Combustion in a Light-Duty Engine  

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CFD modeling was used to compare conventional diesel and dual-fuel Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition combustion at US Tier 2 Bin 5 NOx levels, while accounting for Diesel Exhaust Fluid needed to meet NOx constraints with aftertreatment.

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Marine engine with water cooled fuel line from remote tank  

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This patent describes a marine propulsion system. It comprises: a water cooled internal combustion engine, a remote fuel tank, a conduit connected between the fuel tank and the engine, the conduit having a first passage supplying fuel from the tank to the engine, the conduit having a second passage supplying cooling water from the engine towards the tank, the conduit having a third passage returning water from the second passage back to the engine.

Arms, J.F.

1990-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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In: ALT'96 International Symposium on Laser Methods for Biomedical Applications. ( Edited by V. Pustovoy). SPIE The International Society for Optical Engineering. Volume 2965, pp. 70 82. 1997.  

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In: ALT'96 International Symposium on Laser Methods for Biomedical Applications. ( Edited by V. Pustovoy). SPIE ­ The International Society for Optical Engineering. Volume 2965, pp. 70 ­ 82. 1997 of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB

Pitt, Robert E.

471

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Lubricant Formulations to Enhance Engine Efficiency (LFEEE) in Modern Internal Combustion Engines  

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Presentation given by Massachusetts Institute of Technology at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about...

472

A custom-designed limited-angle actuator for an electromechanical engine valve drive Part II: Fabrication and evaluation  

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Research has shown that variable valve timing (VVT) can improve significantly the performance of internal combustion (IC) engines, including higher fuel efficiencies, lower emissions, and larger torque outputs at each point ...

Kassakian, John G.

473

Residential Multi-Function Gas Heat Pump: Efficient Engine-Driven Heat Pump for the Residential Sector- Fact Sheet, 2013  

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Fact sheet overview of a natural gas heat pump system for the residential sector that will incorporate an internal combustion engine that drives a vapor-compression heat pump

474

A coupled model for ring dynamics, gas flow, and oil flow through the ring grooves in IC engines  

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Oil flows through ring/groove interface play a critical role in oil transport among different regions the piston ring pack of internal combustion engines. This thesis work is intended to improve the understanding and ...

Jia, Ke, S. M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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http://jer.sagepub.com/ International Journal of Engine Research  

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the increased use of ethanol­gasoline blends. Ethanol, an alternative to petroleum-based gasoline at over 500 points across the engine operating range for four blends of gasoline and ethanol. Furthermore model capable of capturing the impact of the ethanol blend ratio, burned gas fraction, spark timing

476

Proceedings of ASME IMECE: International Mechanical Engineering Conference & Exposition  

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for the fuel stream. Because of the performance requirements on the design of gas turbine engines Chicago, Illinois Nov. 5-10, 2006 IMECE2006-14867 DEVELOPMENT OF CFD MODEL FOR A SWIRL STABILIZED SPRAY used to simulate the flow field. Specific computational strategies that were adopted to model

Panchagnula, Mahesh

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Combustion of high-sulfur coal and anthracite wastes in a rotary kiln combustor with an advanced internal air distributor  

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Fluid bed combustors have received extensive testing with both high-sulfur coal and anthracite wastes. Rotary kilns are effective and popular devices for waste combustion. The Angelo Rotary Furnace{trademark} has been developed to improve the operation of rotary pyrolyzer/combustor systems through enhanced air distribution, which in this process is defined as staged, swirled combustion air injection. Fourteen of these new furnaces have been installed worldwide. Two units in Thailand, designed for rice hull feed with occasional lignite feed, have been recently started up. An older unit in Pennsylvania is being upgraded with a new, more advanced air distribution system for a series of tests this fall in which inexpensive high-sulfur coal and anthracite wastes will be fired with limestone. The purposes of these tests are to determine the burning characteristics of these two fuels in this system, to discover the Ca/S ratios necessary for operation of a rotary kiln combusting these fuels, and to observe the gas-borne emissions from the furnace. An extensive preliminary design study will be performed on a commercial installation for combustion of anthracite wastes. 14 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

Cobb, J.T. Jr. (Pittsburgh Univ., PA (USA)); Ahn, Y.K. (Gilbert/Commonwealth, Inc., Reading, PA (USA)); Angelo, J.F. (Universal Energy International, Inc., Little Rock, AR (USA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Combustion and Incineration Engineering  

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In larger mass-burning plants, refuse is received and stored in a pit below ground level. A traveling bridge crane ... in new plants. The capacity of the pit is generally equivalent to the quantity of refuse that...

Walter R. Niessen

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal Combustion Science  

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The objective of this activity is to support the Office of Fossil Energy in executing research on coal combustion science. This activity consists of basic research on coal combustion that supports both the Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center Direct Utilization Advanced Research and Technology Development Program, and the International Energy Agency Coal Combustion Science Project. Specific tasks for this activity include: (1) coal devolatilization - the objective of this risk is to characterize the physical and chemical processes that constitute the early devolatilization phase of coal combustion as a function of coal type, heating rate, particle size and temperature, and gas phase temperature and oxidizer concentration; (2) coal char combustion -the objective of this task is to characterize the physical and chemical processes involved during coal char combustion as a function of coal type, particle size and temperature, and gas phase temperature and oxygen concentration; (3) fate of mineral matter during coal combustion - the objective of this task is to establish a quantitative understanding of the mechanisms and rates of transformation, fragmentation, and deposition of mineral matter in coal combustion environments as a function of coal type, particle size and temperature, the initial forms and distribution of mineral species in the unreacted coal, and the local gas temperature and composition.

Hardesty, D.R. (ed.); Fletcher, T.H.; Hurt, R.H.; Baxter, L.L. (Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States))

1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Engineering at the British Association  

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... experiments were carried out by means of tanks with glass sides, which were caused to reciprocate, and waves were thus set up; the actual formation of ripples could, therefore, ... a world of a much denser atmosphere, there was every probability that the internal combustion engine would have developed on somewhat different lines, that is to say, fhat the non ...

T. H. B.

1904-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

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481

Diesel Combustion Control with Closed-Loop Control of the Injection Strategy  

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New control strategies are enabler for new combustion concepts for further reduction of engine out emission

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Experimental Investigation of Spark-Ignited Combustion with High-Octane Biofuels and EGR. 1. Engine Load Range and Downsize Downspeed Opportunity  

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The present study experimentally investigates spark-ignited combustion with 87 AKI E0 gasoline in its neat form and in midlevel alcohol gasoline blends with 24% vol/vol isobutanol gasoline (IB24) and 30% vol/vol ethanol gasoline (E30). A single-cylinder research engine was used with an 11.85:1 compression ratio, hydraulically actuated valves, laboratory intake air, and was capable of external exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). Experiments were conducted with all fuels to full-load conditions with = 1, using both 0% and 15% external cooled EGR. Higher octane number biofuel blends exhibited increased stoichiometric torque capability at this compression ratio, where the unique properties of ethanol enabled a doubling of the stoichiometric torque capability with E30 as compared to 87 AKI, up to 20 bar IMEPg (indicated mean effective pressure gross) at = 1. EGR provided thermodynamic advantages and was a key enabler for increasing engine efficiency for all fuel types. However, with E30, EGR was less useful for knock mitigation than gasoline or IB24. Torque densities with E30 with 15% EGR at = 1 operation were similar or better than a modern EURO IV calibration turbo-diesel engine. The results of the present study suggest that it could be possible to implement a 40% downsize + downspeed configuration (1.2 L engine) into a representative midsize sedan. For example, for a midsize sedan at a 65 miles/h cruise, an estimated fuel consumption of 43.9 miles per gallon (MPG) (engine out 102 g-CO2/km) could be achieved with similar reserve power to a 2.0 L engine with 87AKI (38.6 MPG, engine out 135 g-CO2/km). Data suggest that, with midlevel alcohol gasoline blends, engine and vehicle optimization can offset the reduced fuel energy content of alcohol gasoline blends and likely reduce vehicle fuel consumption and tailpipe CO2 emissions.

Splitter, Derek A [ORNL] [ORNL; Szybist, James P [ORNL] [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Maximizing Power Output in Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) Engines and Enabling Effective Control of Combustion Timing  

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In a locomotive application, Diesel-electric powertrains areaspect of electric motors. Although Diesel engines provide

Saxena, Samveg

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Partially Premixed Combustion in a Diesel Engine Induced by a Pilot Injection at the Low-pressure Top Dead Center  

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The engine used in this research is a single-cylinder, four-stroke, direct-injection diesel research engine since this type of facility generates much more accurate data compared to multicylinder engines. ... Aside from those considerations on the general evolution of ISFC with respect to the EPI ratio, a peak of ISFC appears at EPI ratio of 30%. ... (Professional Engineering Publishing Ltd.) ...

Jesús Benajes; Ricardo Novella; Antonio García; Simon Arthozoul

2009-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

485

Combustion and emissions characteristics of high n-butanol/diesel ratio blend in a heavy-duty diesel engine and EGR impact  

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Abstract In this work, the combustion and emission fundamentals of high n-butanol/diesel ratio blend with 40% butanol (i.e., Bu40) in a heavy-duty diesel engine were investigated by experiment and simulation at constant engine speed of 1400 rpm and an IMEP of 1.0 MPa. Additionally, the impact of EGR was evaluated experimentally and compared with neat diesel fuel (i.e., Bu00). The results show that Bu40 has higher cylinder pressure, longer ignition delay, and faster burning rate than Bu00. Compared with Bu00, moreover, Bu40 has higher \\{NOx\\} due to wider combustion high-temperature region, lower soot due to local lower equivalence ratio distribution, and higher CO due to lower gas temperature in the late expansion process. For Bu40, EGR reduces \\{NOx\\} emissions dramatically with no obvious influence on soot. Meanwhile, there is no significant change in HC and CO emissions and indicated thermal efficiency (ITE) with EGR until EGR threshold is reached. When EGR rate exceeds the threshold level, HC and CO emissions increase dramatically, and ITE decreases markedly. Compared with Bu00, the threshold of Bu40 appears at lower EGR rate. Consequently, combining high butanol/diesel ratio blend with medium EGR has the potential to achieve ultra-low \\{NOx\\} and soot emissions simultaneously while maintaining high thermal efficiency level.

Zheng Chen; Zhenkuo Wu; Jingping Liu; Chiafon Lee

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Syngas (H2/CO) in a spark-ignition direct-injection engine. Part 1: Combustion, performance and emissions comparison with CNG  

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Abstract The combustion, performance, and emissions of syngas (H2/CO) in a four-stroke, direct-injection, spark-ignition engine were experimentally investigated. The engine was operated at various speeds, ranging from 1500 to 2400 rev/min, with the throttle being held in the wide-open position. The start of fuel injection was fixed at 180° before the top dead center, and the ignition advance was set at the maximal brake torque. The air/fuel ratio was varied from the technically possible lowest excess air ratio (?) to lean operation limits. The results indicated that a wider air/fuel operating ratio is possible with syngas with a very low coefficient of variation. The syngas produced a higher in-cylinder peak pressure and heat-release rate peak and faster combustion than for CNG. However, CNG produced a higher brake thermal efficiency (BTE) and lower brake specific fuel consumption (BSFC). The BTE and BSFC of the syngas were on par to those of CNG at higher speeds. For the syngas, the total hydrocarbon emission was negligible at all load conditions, and the carbon monoxide emission was negligible at higher loads and increased under lower load conditions. However, the emission of nitrogen oxides was higher at higher loads with syngas.

Ftwi Yohaness Hagos; A. Rashid A. Aziz; Shaharin A. Sulaiman

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two stroke engines. (Latest citations from the EI Compendex*plus database). Published Search  

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The bibliography contains citations concerning the operating characteristics, performance, and applications of two-stroke cycle internal combustion engines. Topics include fuel injection, lubrication, and exhaust systems as well as emission control. Marine, motorcycle, and diesel engines are included. Factors contributing to engine noise are also discussed. (Contains 250 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

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1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Two stroke engines. (Latest citations from the EI Compendex*plus database). Published Search  

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The bibliography contains citations concerning the operating characteristics, performance, and applications of two-stroke cycle internal combustion engines. Topics include fuel injection, lubrication, and exhaust systems as well as emission control. Marine, motorcycle, and diesel engines are included. Factors contributing to engine noise are also discussed. (Contains 250 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

NONE

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two stroke engines. (Latest citations from the Compendex database). Published Search  

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The bibliography contains citations concerning the operating characteristics, performance, and applications of two-stroke cycle internal combustion engines. Topics include fuel injection, lubrication, and exhaust systems as well as emission control. Marine, motorcycle, and diesel engines are included. Factors contributing to engine noise are also discussed. (Contains 250 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

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1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems Page 1 Course Title  

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15 Fall15 Spring16 Summer16 Fall16 Spring17 Summer17 1 EGN3613 Engineering Economic Analysis R X 1015 Fall15 Spring16 Summer16 Fall16 Spring17 Summer17 COURSE 1 EGN5720 Internal Combustion Engine of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems Page 3 Course Title Required On-Line DEPT Fall11 Spring12

Foroosh, Hassan

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Impact of Extreme Injection Pressure and EGR on the Combustion...  

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Analyse of the Injection System * Simulation * Hydraulic Characterisation * Optical Spray Diagnostics Engine Investigations * Experimental Results * Optical Combustion...

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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING DESIGN ICED 05 MELBOURNE, AUGUST 15 18, 2005  

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integrating this fact. TRIZ [2] proposes to answer this lack by focusing the design on a problem framing made of several tools and methods to guide the inventive design process by a problem-focused approach1 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING DESIGN ICED 05 MELBOURNE, AUGUST 15 ­ 18, 2005 A FORMAL

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Third International Workshop on Software Engineering for High Performance Computing (HPC) Applications  

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Third International Workshop on Software Engineering for High Performance Computing (HPC, and financial modeling. The TOP500 website (http://www.top500.org) lists the top 500 high performance computing to define new ways of measuring high performance computing systems that take into account not only the low

Carver, Jeffrey C.

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Proceedings of FUELCELL2006 The 4th International Conference on FUEL CELL SCIENCE, ENGINEERING and TECHNOLOGY  

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at the cost of fuel cell efficiency because it oper- ates in a wider current region. When optimizing the fuel, and packaging issues must be considered. 1 Introduction Currently, PEM fuel cells are agreed upon as the mostProceedings of FUELCELL2006 The 4th International Conference on FUEL CELL SCIENCE, ENGINEERING

Papalambros, Panos

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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING DESIGN ICED 01 GLASGOW, AUGUST 21-23, 2001  

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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING DESIGN ICED 01 GLASGOW, AUGUST 21-23, 2001 TRANSFERRING; technology transfer 1 Introduction Some ten years ago Rolls-Royce decided that to strengthen its capability systems of the two companies by means of `technology transfer'. This paper will take a holistic view

Kelly, Tim

496

12th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering Arlington, VA, April 25-29, 2004  

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that the nuclear reactor sector has acquired over the years. Keywords: Irradiation, beam targets, high-power proton1 12th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering Arlington, VA, April 25-29, 2004 ICONE12 Laboratory, UPTON NY 11973, USA 2 Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA 3 KEK, Tsukuba, Japan simos

McDonald, Kirk

497

Air Charge Control for Turbocharged Spark Ignition Engines with Internal Exhaust Gas Recirculation  

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, the turbocharger wastegate, and the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) system are three actuators in the air path systemAir Charge Control for Turbocharged Spark Ignition Engines with Internal Exhaust Gas Recirculation of transient cylin- der charge control, based on a cycle-averaged mean-value model for a turbocharged spark

Stefanopoulou, Anna

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ICED'09/Paper number (Contribution ID) 1 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING DESIGN, ICED'09  

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ICED'09/Paper number (Contribution ID) 1 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING DESIGN, ICED'09 24 - 27 AUGUST 2009, STANFORD UNIVERSITY, STANFORD, CA, USA CREATIVITY THEORIES AND SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY: A STUDY OF C-K THEORY AND INFUSED DESIGN ABSTRACT Creativity is central to human activity

Shai, Offer

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ICED'09/373 1 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING DESIGN, ICED'09  

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ICED'09/373 1 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING DESIGN, ICED'09 24 - 27 AUGUST 2009, STANFORD UNIVERSITY, STANFORD, CA, USA CREATIVITY THEORIES AND SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY: A STUDY OF C-K THEORY AND INFUSED Creativity is central to human activity and is a powerful force in personal and organizational success

Reich, Yoram

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International Journal of Impact Engineering 32 (2005) 473507 Laser shock compression of copper  

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International Journal of Impact Engineering 32 (2005) 473­507 Laser shock compression of copper and copper­aluminum alloys Matthew S. Schneidera , Bimal Kada , Daniel H. Kalantarb , Bruce A. Remingtonb; received in revised form 20 May 2005; accepted 22 May 2005 Available online 25 August 2005 Abstract Copper

Meyers, Marc A.