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2013-10-15

Effects of EGR on Knock-Level of Small Spark Ignition Engine with Gasoline-Base Kerosene-Mixed Fuel 2013-32-9114

In emergency, it is not easy to get enough fuel for generator and the usage of kerosene with small spark ignition engine for normal gasoline was investigated. As too much kerosene will cause knock, EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) system was used to reduce the knock strength. The displacement was 290cc and the compression ratio was 8.4. The knock strength was evaluated with a highpass-filtered strain sensor and 0.6V was measured at MBT (Minimum advance for Best Torque) with normal gasoline, 1800rpm, 10Nm. The engine speed was almost 1800±100rpm and the torque was almost 10±0.1Nm. As a result, the EGR system could reduce the knock strength in any kerosene mixture fuel with the control of the ignition timing.

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