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Title: Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines: Efficiency Merit Function for Spark-Ignition Engines; Revisions and Improvements Based on FY16-17 Research

Abstract

Early in fiscal year 2016 (FY16), a fuel efficiency 'merit function' was developed to provide a simple tool to evaluate the potential thermal efficiency benefits of various fuels when multiple fuel properties or performance metrics are changing simultaneously. It has also proven to be useful for evaluating various fuel candidates and provides a useful framework for capturing and summarizing results from multiple projects within the Co-Optima Fuel Properties and Advanced Engine Development research portfolios. The objective of this report is to collect pertinent research results from FY16 and the first half of FY17, and to integrate them into an improved merit function.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [2];  [4];  [4];  [5];  [4];  [4];  [4];  [4];  [4];  [2]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  3. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  4. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  5. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Office (EE-3V)
OSTI Identifier:
1463450
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-5400-67584; DOE/GO-102018-5041
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; merit function; fuel properties; fuel performance; performance metrics; advanced engine development; fuel efficiency

Citation Formats

Farrell, John T., Zigler, Bradley T., Ratcliff, Matthew A., Miles, Paul, Kolodziej, Christopher, Sjoberg, Magnus, Sluder, Scott, Szybist, Jim, Wagner, Scott, Splitter, Derek, Pihl, Joshua, Toops, Todd, Debusk, Melanie, Storey, John, and Vuilleumier, David. Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines: Efficiency Merit Function for Spark-Ignition Engines; Revisions and Improvements Based on FY16-17 Research. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1463450.
Farrell, John T., Zigler, Bradley T., Ratcliff, Matthew A., Miles, Paul, Kolodziej, Christopher, Sjoberg, Magnus, Sluder, Scott, Szybist, Jim, Wagner, Scott, Splitter, Derek, Pihl, Joshua, Toops, Todd, Debusk, Melanie, Storey, John, & Vuilleumier, David. Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines: Efficiency Merit Function for Spark-Ignition Engines; Revisions and Improvements Based on FY16-17 Research. United States. doi:10.2172/1463450.
Farrell, John T., Zigler, Bradley T., Ratcliff, Matthew A., Miles, Paul, Kolodziej, Christopher, Sjoberg, Magnus, Sluder, Scott, Szybist, Jim, Wagner, Scott, Splitter, Derek, Pihl, Joshua, Toops, Todd, Debusk, Melanie, Storey, John, and Vuilleumier, David. Thu . "Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines: Efficiency Merit Function for Spark-Ignition Engines; Revisions and Improvements Based on FY16-17 Research". United States. doi:10.2172/1463450. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1463450.
@article{osti_1463450,
title = {Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines: Efficiency Merit Function for Spark-Ignition Engines; Revisions and Improvements Based on FY16-17 Research},
author = {Farrell, John T. and Zigler, Bradley T. and Ratcliff, Matthew A. and Miles, Paul and Kolodziej, Christopher and Sjoberg, Magnus and Sluder, Scott and Szybist, Jim and Wagner, Scott and Splitter, Derek and Pihl, Joshua and Toops, Todd and Debusk, Melanie and Storey, John and Vuilleumier, David},
abstractNote = {Early in fiscal year 2016 (FY16), a fuel efficiency 'merit function' was developed to provide a simple tool to evaluate the potential thermal efficiency benefits of various fuels when multiple fuel properties or performance metrics are changing simultaneously. It has also proven to be useful for evaluating various fuel candidates and provides a useful framework for capturing and summarizing results from multiple projects within the Co-Optima Fuel Properties and Advanced Engine Development research portfolios. The objective of this report is to collect pertinent research results from FY16 and the first half of FY17, and to integrate them into an improved merit function.},
doi = {10.2172/1463450},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {8}
}

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