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Title: Compression ignition engine having fuel system for non-sooting combustion and method

A direct injection compression ignition internal combustion engine includes a fuel system having a nozzle extending into a cylinder of the engine and a plurality of spray orifices formed in the nozzle. Each of the spray orifices has an inner diameter dimension of about 0.09 mm or less, and define inter-orifice angles between adjacent spray orifice center axes of about 36.degree. or greater such that spray plumes of injected fuel from each of the spray orifices combust within the cylinder according to a non-sooting lifted flame and gas entrainment combustion pattern. Related methodology is also disclosed.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1162128
Report Number(s):
8,869,770
13/162,652
DOE Contract Number:
FC26-05NT42412
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Jun 17
Research Org:
Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS