A Study of a Lean Homogeneous Combustion Engine System with a Fuel Reformer Cylinder 2019-01-2177
The Dual-Fuel (DF) combustion is a promising technology for efficient, low NOx and low exhaust particulate matter (PM) engine operation. To achieve equivalent performance to a DF engine with only the use of conventional liquid fuel, this study proposes the implementation of an on-board fuel reformation process by piston compression. For concept verification, DF combustion tests with representative reformed gas components were conducted. Based on the results, the controllability of the reformed gas composition by variations in the operating conditions of the reformer cylinder were discussed.
Citation: Asai, G., Tokuoka, Y., Bayer, T., Ishiguro, S. et al., "A Study of a Lean Homogeneous Combustion Engine System with a Fuel Reformer Cylinder," SAE Technical Paper 2019-01-2177, 2019. Download Citation
Go Asai, Yuki Tokuoka, Thomas Bayer, Shuntaro Ishiguro, Gen Shibata, Hideyuki Ogawa, Yoshimitsu Kobashi, Yusuke Watanabe
YANMAR Co., Ltd., Hokkaido University
2019 JSAE/SAE Powertrains, Fuels and Lubricants