Real Time In-Cylinder and Exhaust NO Measurements in a Production SI Engine 980400
A new fast response NO detector, based on the chemiluminescence (CLD) method has been used to measure continuous, real time levels of NO in the cylinder, and simultaneously in the exhaust port of a virtually unmodified production SI engine. The real time NO concentration data show a great deal of information. Simultaneous NO measurements taken in-cylinder at sample points a few millimetres apart show substantial differences. Exhaust and in-cylinder levels from the same cycle show even greater differences, though the levels on average are well correlated.