A Simulation Model for the Combustion Process of Natural Gas Engines with Pilot Diesel Fuel as an Ignition Source
During the last years a great deal of efforts have been made to reduce pollutant emissions from Direct Injection Diesel Engines. The use of gaseous fuel as a supplement for liquid diesel fuel seems to be one solution towards these efforts. One of the fuels used is natural gas, which has a relatively high auto - ignition temperature and moreover it is an economical and clean burning fuel. The high auto - ignition temperature of natural gas is a serious advantage against other gaseous fuels since the compression ratio of most conventional diesel engines can be maintained. The main aspiration from the usage of dual fuel (liquid and gaseous one) combustion systems, is the reduction of particulate emissions. In the present work are given results of a theoretical investigation using a model developed for the simulation of gaseous fuel combustion processes in Dual Fuel Engines.