Hybrid Combustion-Premixed Gasoline Homogeneous charge ignited by Injected Diesel Fuel-4-stroke Cycle Engines
Two hybrid Combustion engines, wherein a premised gasoline homogeneous charge was ignited by a small amount of injected diesel fuel under high compression ratio, were made and tested by modifying open chamber and prechamber 4-stroke cycle diesel engines. It was found that the premixed gasoline was effective not only for decreasing the fuel consumption but also for reducing the smoke density both in the heavy and over-load regions. The mixing ratio of the gasoline and diesel fuels, the injection timing of the diesel fuel and the compression ratio were found to be the main parameters affecting the performance of these hybrid combustion engines. The effect of introducing a small amount N2 gas for suppressing the diesel knock in the heavy load region also was examined.