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2017-04-04
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This session focuses on fuel injection, combustion, controls, performance and emissions of SI engines fueled with gaseous fuels such as methane, natural gas (NG), biogas, producer gas, coke oven gas, hydrogen, or hydrogen-NG blends. Papers on Diesel-NG or diesel-hydrogen dual-fuel engines will also be accepted in this session.
2017-04-04
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Mixed mode with auto ignition but inhomogeneous charge. Injection-controlled but with EOI before SOC. Papers describing experiments and test data, simulation results focused on applications, fuel/additive effects, combustion control, and PPC injection strategies are invited and will be placed in appropriate sub-sessions. Papers with an emphasis on the modeling aspects of combustion are encouraged to be submitted into PFL110 or PFL120 modeling sessions.
2017-04-04
Event
The session covers advances in the development and application of models and tools involved in multi-dimensional engine modeling: advances in chemical kinetics, combustion and spray modeling, turbulence, heat transfer, mesh generation, and approaches targeting improved computational efficiency. Papers employing multi-dimensional modeling to gain a deeper understanding of processes related to turbulent transport, transient phenomena, and chemically reacting, two-phase flows are also encouraged.
2017-04-04
Event
This session is devoted to experimental and computational work in the area of fuel injection systems and sprays. Topics include: spray characterization, cavitation, multi-phase jet modeling, CFD models for spray processes, wall films and impingement, hydraulic circuit analysis, and dissolved gas effects. Studies of both gasoline and diesel fuel sprays and fuel injection equipment are encouraged.
2016-11-08
Technical Paper
2016-32-0062
Yusuke Miyata
Recently, large market of industrial machinery is formed across Asian countries due to the mechanization of industries. In China and India, where further economic growth is expected, tighter exhaust emissions regulations are phased in for industrial diesel engines with the rise of environmental awareness. On the other hand, high durability, low fuel consumption and low cost are earnestly requested for those engines. While diesel engines with mechanical direct fuel injection system have potential to meet their demands at high levels, it is difficult to achieve both low-fuel consumption and low-exhaust emissions.  To exhibit these performances, it is important to keep good condition of combustion even under high EGR rate. We adopted high pressure fuel supply pump, and concave fuel cam profile which realize high injection rate for promoting atomization of injected fuel.
2016-11-08
Technical Paper
2016-32-0064
Keiya Nishida, Takeru Matsuo, Kang Yang, Youichi Ogata, Daisuke Shimo
The injection amount per stage in the multiple injection strategy is smaller than the conventional single-stage injection. The research of the spray mixture formation and the combustion characteristics with a small injection amount is being meaningful. In this study, the effect of the injection amount (0.27mg, 0.89mg, 2.97mg) under 100MPa injection pressure and the effect of injection pressure (100MPa, 170MPa) under different injection amount (0.27mg, 2.97mg) on the spray and mixture formation characteristics were studied based on the vapor and liquid phase concentration distributions in the fuel spray by using the tracer LAS technique. In order to satisfy the requirements for the LAS test fuel, the tracer LAS technique was adopted. The spray was injected used a single-hole nozzle with a diameter 0.133mm into the high-pressure and high-temperature constant volume vessel.
2016-11-08
Technical Paper
2016-32-0001
Franz Winkler, Roland Oswald, Oliver Schoegl, Nigel Foxhall
Rotax high performance engines are used in many different BRP powersports applications. In several of these applications 2-stroke engines play an important role. The direct injection technology is a key technology for 2-stroke engines to fulfil both the customers’ request for high power and the environmental requirements concerning emissions and efficiency. As the load spectrum differs from one application to the other, it was interesting to find out if different injection technologies can answer the needs of different applications more efficiently regarding performance but also economic targets. Therefore, the results of the Rotax 600 cm³ E-TEC (direct injection system) engine are compared to the same base engine but adopted with the SDI (semi direct injection) technology and the LPDI (low pressure direct injection) technology. The comparison is done by a 17 points measurement program representing different engine speeds and load cases.
2016-11-08
Technical Paper
2016-32-0068
Joel Prince Lobo, James Howard Lee, Eric Oswald, Spenser Lionetti, Robert Garrick
The performance and exhaust emissions of a commercially available, propane fueled, air cooled engine with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) were investigated by varying relative Air to Fuel Ratio (λ), spark timing, and Compression Ratio (CR). Varying λ and spark timing was accomplished by modifying the EFI system using TechniCAL Industries’ engine development software. The CR was varied through using pistons with different bowl sizes. Strong relationships were recorded between λ and spark timing and the resulting effect these parameters have on engine performance and emissions. Lean operation (λ > 1) has the potential to significantly reduce NOx production (3,000 PPM down to 300 PPM). Unfortunately, it also reduces engine performance by up to an order of magnitude (31 Nm down to 3 Nm).
2016-11-08
Technical Paper
2016-32-0081
Giovanni Vichi, Michele Becciani, Isacco Stiaccini, Giovanni Ferrara, Lorenzo Ferrari, Alessandro Bellissima, Go Asai
For the development of a very high efficiency engine, the continuous monitoring of the engine operating conditions is needed. Moreover, early detection of engine faults is fundamental in order to take appropriate corrective actions and avoid malfunctioning and failures. The in-cylinder pressure is the most direct parameter associated to the engine thermodynamic cycle. Unfortunately, the cost and the intrusiveness of the sensor and the harsh operating condition that limits its life-time, make it not suitable for mass production applications. Consequently, research is oriented on the measurement of physical phenomena linked to the thermodynamic cycle to obtain useful information for the ICE control. For turbocharger engine application, the direct connection between the thermo-dynamic and fluid-dynamic conditions at the engine cylinder exit and the turbocharger behavior suggests that its instantaneous speed could give useful information about the engine cycle.
2016-11-08
Journal Article
2016-32-0065
Yoshinori Nakao, Yota Sakurai, Atsushi Hisano, Masahito Saitou, Masahide Kazari, Takahito Murase, Kozo Suzuki
Euro5 is a new regulation on exhaust gases from motorcycles and will be implemented in 2020. Total Hydrocarbon (THC) is among the regulated exhaust gases. This paper is focused on the emission behavior of THC. In the transient state at engine start, port injection from the upstream makes it difficult to control the amount of cylinder fuel supply for each cycle. This is one of the main reasons for THC emission. In this study, changing the fuel injection specifications could lead to THC emission reduction. The THC emission behavior was investigated. A change in the position of injection from upstream to downstream could determine the amount of the cylinder fuel supply at the engine start. This change could eliminate misfire, thereby reducing THC emission. However, the diameters of the sprayed particles that flow directly into the cylinders are large. Hence, only changing the injection position to downstream could have a negative effect at engine start.
2016-11-08
Journal Article
2016-32-0080
Christian Steinbrecher, Haris Hamedovic, Andreas Rupp, Thomas Wortmann
Engine management systems combined with fuel injectors allow a precise fuel metering for a robust combustion process. Stricter emission legislations increase the requirements for these port fuel injection systems (PFI), whereas the price is still the main driver in the emerging low cost 2-wheeler market. Therefore, a holistic mechatronic approach is developed by Bosch, which allows an improved fuel metering over life time and furthermore provides new possibilities for diagnosis without changing the injector itself. This example of an intelligent software solution provides the possibility to further improve the accuracy of the opening duration of an injector. By use of the information contained in the actuation voltage and current, the opening and closing times of the injector are derivable.
2016-10-24
Event
This session is devoted to experimental and computational work in the area of fuel injection systems and sprays. Topics include: spray characterization, cavitation, multi-phase jet modeling, CFD models for spray processes, wall films and impingement, hydraulic circuit analysis, and dissolved gas effects. Studies of both gasoline and diesel fuel sprays and fuel injection equipment are encouraged.
2016-10-24
Event
This session is devoted to experimental and computational work in the area of fuel injection systems and sprays. Topics include: spray characterization, cavitation, multi-phase jet modeling, CFD models for spray processes, wall films and impingement, hydraulic circuit analysis, and dissolved gas effects. Studies of both gasoline and diesel fuel sprays and fuel injection equipment are encouraged.
2016-10-17
Journal Article
2016-01-2255
Martin Krieck, Marco Günther, Stefan Pischinger, Ulrich Kramer, Thomas Heinze, Matthias Thewes
Direct injection of LPG (LPG DI) is believed to be the key enabler for the adaption of modern downsized gasoline engines to the usage of LPG fuel, since LPG DI avoids the significant low end torque drop, which goes along with the application of conventional LPG port fuel injection systems (LPG PFI) to downsized gasoline DI engines. Furthermore higher combustion efficiencies are achieved with LPG DI operation compared to LPG PFI. For state-of-the-art gasoline direct injection engines, mechanically driven high pressure fuel pumps are used to compress fuel prior to injection into the cylinder. Since the thermal conditions of these pumps are considerably influenced by heat transfer of the engine, especially the high vapor pressure of C3 hydrocarbons can result in LPG evaporation or even in reaching the supercritical state of LPG upstream or inside the high pressure pump. This is particularly critical under hot soak conditions.
2016-10-17
Technical Paper
2016-01-2261
Maira Alves Fortunato, Aurelie Mouret, Chrsitine Dalmazzone, Laurie Starck
The use of biodiesel has risen worldwide in the last decade. In Europe the authorized biodiesel content into diesel blends is 7%v/v (8%v/v in France). In Asia and in some countries in South America this percentage can go up to 15%v/v with prospects to achieve 30%v/v in some regions by 2020. In addition, different countries will use different biodiesel feedstocks to supply their needs which will depend on the resources available locally. In parallel with this feature, some problems due to biodiesel content and feedstock quality are largely pointed out in the literature, which includes cold flow properties issues of methyl esters, especially Palm Methyl esters PME. The present work was carried out on diesel-biodiesel blends from 0 to 30%PME in order to evaluate the impact of crystals formation on fuel filter plugging using a rig test. The fuel was maintained at 5°C and 20°C during soaking.
2016-10-17
Journal Article
2016-01-2244
Ulrich Spicher, Max Magar, Jens Hadler
Today, most gasoline direct injection engines (DISI) are developed as downsizing concepts featuring homogeneous mixtures and boosting (turbocharging). These engines exhibit increased power output, improved torque behavior as well as lower fuel consumption in typical test cycles compared to conventional gasoline engines. Future emission legislations will focus on real driving conditions that generally result in increased fuel consumption and exhaust emissions compared to the present statutory testing conditions. Thus a considerable optimization of the combustion process has to be achieved in order to meet future emission standards under real driving conditions. In order to enable considerable improvements in engine efficiency and emissions mixture stratification in combination with boosting has to be implemented for part load conditions. However in high to full load operation a stoichiometric homogeneous mixture is still required.
2016-10-17
Technical Paper
2016-01-2284
Yuan Wen, Yinhui Wang, Chenling Fu, Wei Deng, Zhangsong Zhan, Yuhang Tang, Xuefei Li, Haichun Ding, Shijin Shuai
Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) engine developed rapidly in recent years driven by the requirements of higher fuel efficiency and lower fuel consumption, but faces the challenges of injector deposit and emissions especially particulate emission compared to Port Fuel Injection (PFI) engine. However it has not been revealed through system approach that the qualitative and quantitative impact of injector deposit formation on particulate emission of DIG vehicle through vehicle emission testing and injector spray analysis. In this paper, an experimental study was conducted on a DIG vehicle produced by a Chinese Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to investigate the impact of injector deposit on spray and particulate emissions. The DIG car accumulated with 13,000 km mileage was subject to emissions testing including gaseous emissions, particulate mass (PM) and fuel economy on a chassis dynamometer, then replaced all coking injectors with new injectors and tested emissions again.
2016-10-17
Technical Paper
2016-01-2307
Guillaume Bourhis, Jean-Pascal Solari, Roland DAUPHIN, Loic De Francqueville
Efficiency of spark ignition engines is limited towards high loads by the occurrence of knock, which is linked to the octane number of the fuel. Running the engine at its optimal efficiency requires a high octane number at high load whereas a low octane number can be used at low load. Saudi Aramco, along with its long-term partner IFP Energies nouvelles, is developing an “Octane on Demand” (OOD) concept: the fuel octane number is adjusted “on demand” to prevent knock occurrence by adapting the fuel RON injected in the combustion chamber. Thus, the engine cycle efficiency is increased by always keeping combustion phasing at optimum. This is achieved by a dual fuel injection strategy, involving a low-RON base fuel and a high-RON octane booster. The ratio of fuel quantity on each injector is adapted to fit the RON requirement function of engine operating conditions.
2016-10-17
Technical Paper
2016-01-2300
Mengqin Shen, Martin Tuner, Bengt Johansson, Per Tunestal, Joakim Pagels
In order to reduce NOx and soot emissions while maintaining high thermal efficiency, more advanced combustion concepts have been developed over the years, such as Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) and Partially Premixed Combustion (PPC), as possible combustion processes in commercial engines. Compared to HCCI, PPC has advantages of lower UHC and CO emissions; however, on the other hand, soot emissions can be a challenge when adding Exhaust-Gas Recirculation (EGR) gas due to increased fuel stratifications. The current work presents particle size distribution measurements performed from HCCI-like combustion with very early (120 CAD BTDC) to PPC combustion with late injection timing (11 CAD BTDC). Combustion phasing was fixed by adjusting inlet temperature at two intake oxygen rates, 21% and 15% respectively. Particle size distributions were measured using a differential mobility spectrometer DMS500.
2016-10-17
Technical Paper
2016-01-2263
Joonsik Hwang, Choongsik Bae, Chetankumar Patel, Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Tarun Gupta
In this study, macroscopic spray characteristics of Waste cooking oil (WCO), Jatropha oil, Karanja oil based biodiesels and baseline diesel were compared under simulated engine operating condition in a constant volume spray chamber (CVSC). The high pressure and high temperature ambient conditions of a typical diesel engine were simulated in the CVSC by performing pre-ignition before the fuel injection. The spray imaging was conducted under absence of oxygen in order to prevent the fuels from igniting. The ambient pressure and temperature at fuel injection timing were 4.17 MPa and 804K, respectively. The fuels were injected by a common-rail injection system with injection pressure of 80 MPa. High speed Mie-scattering technique was employed to visualize the evaporating sprays. From these images, macroscopic spray parameters such as liquid tip penetration length, spray cone angle and spray area were determined.
2016-10-17
Technical Paper
2016-01-2174
Reza Golzari, Yuanping Li, Hua Zhao
As the emission regulations for internal combustion engines are becoming increasingly stringent, different solutions have been researched and developed, such as downsizing combined with single and multistage boosting (turbocharging and/or supercharging), dual injection and fuelling systems, variable valve timing and lift devices, variable compression and expansion ratio using Miller and Atkinson cycles. The aim of these systems is to improve the in-cylinder mixture quality and therefore enhance the combustion which ultimately increases thermal efficiency and fuel economy while lowering the emissions. This paper describes the effects of dual injection systems on combustion, efficiency and emissions of a downsized single cylinder gasoline direct injection spark ignited (DISI) engine equipped with variable cam phasing on both the intake and exhaust cams.
2016-10-17
Technical Paper
2016-01-2185
Jialin Liu, Hu Wang, Zunqing Zheng, Zeyu Zou, Mingfa Yao
In this work, both the ‘SCR-only’ and ‘EGR+SCR’ technical routes are compared and evaluated after the optimizations of both injection strategy and turbocharging system over the World Harmonized Stationary Cycle (WHSC) in a heavy duty diesel engine. Moreover, the emissions and fuel economy performance of different turbocharging systems, including wastegate turbocharger (WGT), variable geometry turbocharger (VGT), two-stage fixed geometry turbocharger (WGT+FGT) and two-stage variable geometry turbocharger (VGT+FGT), are investigated over a wide EGR range. The NOx reduction methods and EGR control strategies for different turbocharger systems are proposed to improve the fuel economy. The requirement of turbocharging system at various NOx emissions and their potential to meet future stringent emission regulations are also discussed in this paper.
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