1980-02-01

A Combustion Correlation for Diesel Engine Simulation 800029

The use of cycle simulation computer programs has become an established part of turbocharged diesel engine research and development. However, the utility of these programs has in the past been limited by the need for combustion information at the operating point. This difficulty has been overcome by the development of an empirical correlation simulating the combustion process (heat release) via an analytical expression whose governing parameters are linked to in-cylinder conditions.A method of deriving the governing parameters from only a minimum of experimental test data is presented, but enabling performance to be predicted over a wide range of operating conditions.The use of the combustion correlation enables the effects of changing ambient conditions, turbocharger match, valve timing and other engine design parameters to be predicted automatically, and includes their influence on combustion as well as the turbocharging process.

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