Velocity Measurements In Motored Engines - Experience and Prognosis
Measured values of velocity and associated turbulence properties have been obtained in a motored single-cylinder Diesel engine and in a plexiglass simulation engine. The quality of the signals obtained from thereal engine and the corresponding useful data rate are quantified and discussed. As a consequence, it is shown that measurements in real engines are likely to relate to crank-angle intervals of the order of 10 degrees. The implications of this conclusion are quantified by analysis and by measurements in the plexiglass engine. The results, from the motored Diesel engine, also show that values of velocity cannot be measured throughout the cylinder cavity.