1986-10-01

Measurements and Calculations of the Flow in a Research Diesel Engine 861563

Multidimensional calculations and laser Doppler anemometry measurements are presented of the air flow in a research diesel engine motored at 900 rpm with a compression ratio of ∼8.5. The engine comprised the cylinder head of a Ford 2.5L high speed direct-injection diesel mounted on a single cylinder Fetter engine modified to provide optical access for LDA measurements in a toroidal piston-bowl. The accuracy of the predictions is assessed against ensemble-averaged velocity data and found to be sufficient to allow better understanding of the flow in production engine geometries under realistic operating conditions.

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