Browse Publications Technical Papers 2000-01-1210
2000-03-06

A Study of the Effects of Spark Plug Electrode Design on 4-Cycle Spark-Ignition Engine Performance 2000-01-1210

Engine tests were conducted on a production 2.5-liter V-6 engine to investigate the effects of spark plug tip designs on a 4-cycle SI engine of current technology. The data suggest that cyclic variation can increase when the ground electrode faces the primary intake port. Lean-operation limits were extended by the use of J-gap spark plugs as compared to surface-gap and ring-gap spark plugs at the conditions tested. The surface-gap type spark plugs lose some energy as the arc traverses the surface of the insulator. Voltage requirements decrease for reversed polarity at the part load conditions tested but increase at wide open throttle.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 43% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: Purchase more aerospace standards and aerospace material specifications and save! AeroPaks off a customized subscription plan that lets you pay for just the documents that you need, when you need them.
X