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Title: Optical investigations of the sprays generated by gasoline multi-hole injectors under novel operating conditions
Authors: Wood, Andrew
Keywords: GDI engines
Sprays
Phase Doppler
Multi-hole injectors
Split injection strategies
Flash boiling
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © Andrew Wood
Abstract: Political, environmental and marketing factors mean there is a global requirement to produce vehicles with improved fuel economy and reduced emissions. This thesis shows that the gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine will continue to form a significant portion of the automotive propulsion market in the short to medium term. However, to reach future targets continuous development and optimisation of these engines is essential. The introduction to this thesis discusses the role some of the key aspects of GDI engine design have on overall engine efficiency. The fuel spray is shown to be a key contributor to this, as it is a primary driver in the fuel/air mixing process, and therefore intrinsically linked to the combustion efficiency. [Continues.]
Description: A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.
Sponsor: Continental Automotive SAS
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/14928
Appears in Collections:PhD Theses (Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering)

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