Visualization of Autoignited Kernel and Propagation of Pressure Wave during Knocking Combustion in a Hydrogen Spark-Ignition Engine 2009-01-1773
Investigation of knocking combustion in a hydrogen spark-ignition engine is one of the major challenges for future vehicle development. The knock phenomenon in a Spark-Ignition (SI) engine is caused by autoignition of the unburned gas ahead of the flame. The explosive combustion of the end-gas creates a pressure wave that leads to damage of the cylinder wall and the piston head of the engine. We observed autoignition in the end-gas region due to compression by the propagating flame front using a high-speed colour video camera through the optically accessible cylindrical quartz window on the top of the cylinder head. Moreover, a high-speed monochrome video camera operating at a speed of 250, 000 frame/s was used to measure the pressure wave propagation. The goal of this research was to improve our ability to describe the effect of the autoignition process on the end-gas and propagating pressure wave during knocking combustion with the help of a high-speed video camera.
Citation: Kawahara, N., Tomita, E., and Roy, M., "Visualization of Autoignited Kernel and Propagation of Pressure Wave during Knocking Combustion in a Hydrogen Spark-Ignition Engine," SAE Technical Paper 2009-01-1773, 2009, https://doi.org/10.4271/2009-01-1773. Download Citation
Nobuyuki Kawahara, Eiji Tomita, Mithun Kanti Roy