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High-Efficiency Methanol Engine Development for Heavy Commercial Vehicles 2024-01-5005

Under China’s “3060” target of carbon peak and carbon neutrality, heavy commercial vehicles are a key breakthrough point to promote the automobile industry to achieve carbon peaking and carbon neutrality goals. Green methanol, as a clean alternative fuel, are an effective technical route for heavy commercial vehicles to achieve energy conservation and emission reduction. Based on a 13L methanol engine, this study fully considers the methanol combustion characteristics, the ω shape combustion system of the base engine is redesigned as a pent-roof combustion chamber. The intake port is changed from a swirl port to a high-tumble port, and the piston crown is also adjusted adaptively. At the same time, the cam profile, cooling water jacket, intake and exhaust system are redesigned, and the turbocharger is re-matched according to the physical properties of methanol. CAE tools and means are used to optimize and determine the design proposal. Finally, after bench test verification, the thermal efficiency of the new engine has significantly improved, reaching 45.7%.


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