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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
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.
2016-10-17
Technical Paper
2016-01-2189
Bo Wang, Tawfik Badawy, Yanfei Li, Hongming Xu, Yizhou Jiang, Xinyu Zhang
Atomization of fuel sprays is a key factor in control of combustion quality in direct-injection engines. In this present work, effect of injection pressure and flash boiling levels of Ethanol (ETH) on near nozzle spray patterns was investigated using an ultra-high speed imaging technique. Ethanol was injected from a single-hole piezo injector into an optically accessible constant volume chamber at injection pressures of 30 MPa, 40 MPa and 50 MPa at different back pressure and temperature. High-speed imaging was performed using a long-distance microscope coupled with an ultra-high speed camera (Shimadzu HPV-2). The results revealed a clear mushroom-like structure at the start of injection at 30 MPa injection pressure and ambient condition whereas at higher injection pressure or higher flash boiling level this mushroom shaped injection tip was not observed. Micro cone angle experienced a sudden increase during the start of spray and then dropped.
2016-10-17
Technical Paper
2016-01-2196
Stefan Stojanovic, Andrew Tebbs, Stephen Samuel, John Durodola
With a push to continuously develop traditional engine technology efficiencies and meet stringent emissions requirements, there is a need to improve the precision of injection rate measurement used to characterise the performance of the fuel injectors. New challenges in precisely characterising injection rate present themselves to the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), with the additional requirements to measure multiple injection strategies, increased injection pressure and rate features. One commonly used method of measurement is the rate tube injection analyser; it measures the pressure wave caused by the injection within a column of stationary fluid. In a rate tube, one of the significant sources of signal distortion is a result of the injected fluid pressure waves reflected back from the tube termination.
2016-10-17
Journal Article
2016-01-2194
Muhsin M. Ameen, Prithwish Kundu, Sibendu Som
In this work, a turbulent combustion model is developed for large eddy simulation (LES) using a novel flamelet tabulation technique based on the framework of the multi-flamelet representative interactive flamelet (RIF) model. The overall aim is to develop a detailed model with elaborate chemistry mechanisms, LES turbulence models and highly resolved grids leveraging the computational cost advantage of a tabulated model. A novel technique of implementing unsteady flamelet libraries without the use of progress variables is proposed. These flamelet libraries use the residence time as one of the independent variables instead of using the traditional progress variable approach. In this study, LES of n-dodecane spray flame is performed using the tabulated turbulent combustion model along with a dynamic structure subgrid model. A high-resolution mesh is employed with a cell size of 62.5 microns in the entire spray and combustion regions.
2016-10-17
Technical Paper
2016-01-2198
Chikara Dodate, Sachio Mori, Masato Kawauchi, Rio Shimizu
In recent years, a lot of direct-injection gasoline engines are developed due to the high rated power, low end torque and fuel efficiency because of increased volumetric efficiency and reduced knocking. On the other hand, the measure for particular matters (PM) and the oil dilution become important. Therefore it is necessary to identify a spray behavior in cylinder with the combination of flow to design a direct injector. To identify the spray behavior, a CFD analysis has been utilized. However, before it was necessary to fit spray model constants and parameters based on measurement results including a penetration and SMD. Especially, in the case of the nozzle whose sectional area of exit is larger than that of inlet like a fan-shape spray nozzle, the fitting process is complicated, because of an inhomogeneity internal flow. In this study, new simulation method of spray is developed.
2016-10-17
Journal Article
2016-01-2197
Chengjun Du, Mats Andersson, Sven Andersson
Effects of nozzle geometry on diesel spray characteristics were studied in a spray chamber using three single-hole nozzles, one cylindrical and two conical, designated N1 (outlet diameter 140 µm, k-factor 0), N2 (outlet diameter 140 µm, k-factor 2) and N3 (outlet diameter 136 µm, k-factor 2). To characterize the hydraulic properties of the nozzles, impingement measurements were carried out under ambient conditions and injection pressures ranging from 800 to 1600 bar. Spray experiments were performed with each of these nozzles at two constant gas densities (15 and 30 kg/m3), one temperature 673 K, at which evaporation occurs. A light absorption scattering technique using visible and UV light was implemented, and the liquid and vapor phase distributions were imaged. The data show that effects of nozzle geometry on the vapor phase penetration and local spray cone angle differ with gas density and injection pressure.
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