Browse Publications Technical Papers 2020-28-0456

Experimental investigation of methanol gasoline fuel blends as a fuel for two wheeler motorcycle 2020-28-0456

This paper investigates fuel properties of methanol - gasoline blends as a fuel for SI engines. Fuel properties of selected blends such as density, API gravity, kinematic viscosity, cloud point, flash and fire point, heat value, distillation and Octane number were identified and compared with gasoline fuel. These blends were namely M5 M10, M15, and M20. The blends selection was based on NITI Ayog test drive plan to run petrol vehicles on 15% methanol and availability of Methanol in India. The test was conducted on single cylinders, four stroke, and variable speed SI engine of TVS bike that is commercially used. Results suggested that in short run the fuel behavior is comparable with gasoline with very least difference.


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