Characterisation of the Injection-Combustion Process in a D.I. Diesel Engine Running with Rape Oil Methyl Ester 1999-01-1497
The objective of the work presented here is to evaluate the potential of rape oil methyl ester (RME) to improve the combustion process in a high-speed direct injection (HSDI) Diesel engine equipped with high-pressure common-rail injection system. The study, based on the comparison of three different fuels (standard gas-oil, RME and 30% RME/gas-oil mixture), takes into account the main aspects that control Diesel combustion, from the injection rate characteristics to the spray behaviour characterised using an optical pressurised chamber.
This global study of the whole injection-combustion process allows identifying some causes of the decrease in pollutant emissions observed when the engine operates with RME.
Citation: Desantes, J., Arrègle, J., Ruiz, S., and Delage, A., "Characterisation of the Injection-Combustion Process in a D.I. Diesel Engine Running with Rape Oil Methyl Ester," SAE Technical Paper 1999-01-1497, 1999, https://doi.org/10.4271/1999-01-1497. Download Citation
José M. Desantes, Jean Arrègle, Santiago Ruiz, Alain Delage
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, PSA Peugeot Citroën
International Fuels & Lubricants Meeting & Exposition
SAE 1999 Transactions - Journal of Fuels and Lubricants-V108-4