Browse Publications Technical Papers 2004-01-2001
2004-06-08

Impact of Gasoline RON and MON on a Turbocharged MPI SI Engine Performances 2004-01-2001

This paper presents a combustion study of gasoline anti-knock quality effects on turbocharged MPI SI engine performances. A comparative analysis between many fuels covering various Research Octane Number (RON), Motor Octane Number (MON) and sensitivity (RON-MON) is described.
The study was conducted on steady state test bench, using a four cylinder 2 L engine.
In turbocharged gasoline engines, knock resistance is more than ever a crucial issue to achieve high performance and good customer's consumption level. Octane level is therefore a fuel key parameter. Considering thermodynamic aspects of such combustion at full load, performances, fuel consumption and engine thermal strains are evaluated for each tested fuel.
An important influence of RON at iso sensitivity was observed. Because of the extreme conditions met on turbocharged gasoline engine, the impact of RON is exacerbated on such engine and illustrates the great benefits of an increase RON fuel.
The impact of MON was noticed in different ways at low and middle speed on the example of this study

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