Diesel CAI Combustion in Uniflow Scavenging 2-Stroke Engine Provided with Port Fuel Injection Device 2018-32-0015
We studied a simple and cost effective controlled auto ignition (CAI) combustion engine in order to achieve simultaneous reduction of NOx and soot, which are issues in diffusion combustion. The engine type was a uniflow scavenging 2-stroke engine, and the fuel used was diesel, as is common in diesel engines. We examined the position of the injector that effectively forms the premixture and realized stable operation with diesel fuel by the low pressure fuel injection device for port fuel injection (PFI), and it was found that the CAI combustion ignition timing can be controlled through setting the air/fuel ratio that obtains the optimal ignition timing per operation conditions. As a result of verifying the potential of this engine, it was confirmed that the regulation emissions level required for joint use of common rail fuel injection system (CRS), exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), diesel particulate filter (DPF), diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC), etc. in nonroad compression ignition (NRCI) engines can be achieved only by exhaust aftertreatment with a DOC. Furthermore, it was confirmed that break mean effective pressure (BMEP) equivalent to 4-stroke is about the same level as naturally aspirated NRCI engines and specific fuel consumption (SFC) has the potential to be about the same level or lower than NRCI engines with displacement of less than 2000 cm3.
Mashu Kurata, Yoshikazu Yamada
Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
SAE/JSAE Small Engine Technology Conference