Field Evaluation on the Performance Characteristics of 10% Ethanol Gasoline blends in Four Stroke Engine Powered Two Wheelers 2013-26-0006
Two Wheeler segment being the largest segment for consumption of Gasoline in India, a study was taken-up for establishing the effectiveness of 10% Ethanol in normal and branded gasoline for its use on 4 stroke engine powered two wheelers. This paper presents the test work done on four identical four stroke engine powered two wheelers, one each on neat normal and branded gasoline and their blends with 10% ethanol. Mileage build-up of 15,000 km was carried out on road as well as on chassis dynamometer with intermittent performance test at 5000 km interval, used engine oil sample analysis at regular interval and merit rating of engine components at the end of the trials.
Citation: Muralidharan, M., Kalita, M., Sithananthan, M., Singh, V. et al., "Field Evaluation on the Performance Characteristics of 10% Ethanol Gasoline blends in Four Stroke Engine Powered Two Wheelers," SAE Technical Paper 2013-26-0006, 2013, https://doi.org/10.4271/2013-26-0006. Download Citation
M. Muralidharan, Mrinmoy Kalita, M. Sithananthan, Ved Singh, A. K. Sehgal, B. Basu, R. K. Malhotra
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.
Symposium on International Automotive Technology 2013