Energy Balance During the Warm-Up of a Diesel Engine
In the present work, an automotive Diesel engine has been experimentally tested under a New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) with the aim of getting experimental plots of time dependent partitioning of energy injected during the warm-up process. An additional objective of this work is to assess the energy recovery capacity installed in the engine, i.e., to assess how much of the energy that leaves the engine with the exhaust gasses and the coolant is being employed. With this target, mean values of some parameters (intake and exhaust pressures and temperatures, coolant flow and coolant inlet and outlet temperatures, engine speed and torque) together with instantaneous variables (crankshaft angle, in-cylinder gas pressure, intake and exhaust mass flows) were continuously recorded during the warm-up of the engine. As a result of the work, the dynamics of the thermal balance of the Diesel engine under transient road conditions during the warm-up period was obtained.