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Title: Theoretical and experimental study of a fluidic device as a fuel injector for natural gas engines
Authors: Chen, Rui
Huang, Q.
Lucas, Gordon G.
Keywords: Natural gas engine
Gaseous fuel injection
Fluidics
Jet switching
Jet attachment
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: © IMechE / Professional Engineering Publishing
Citation: CHEN, R., HUANG, Q. and LUCAS, G.G., 1998. Theoretical and experimental study of a fluidic device as a fuel injector for natural gas engines. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 212(3), pp. 215-226.
Abstract: A novel fluidic gaseous fuel injector, designed for natural gas engines, has been tested and analysed in this paper. The injector is based on the use of a mono-stable fluidic amplifier. Its steady state and dynamic characteristics were tested and compared with several commercial solenoid gas injectors on a laboratory test rig. The results show that the fluidic gas injector is able to handle the large gas flowrates required by natural gas engines with a faster switching response and higher injection stability. Also, the steady state attachment and dynamic switching response of the jet flow in the fluidic amplifier were analysed by a mathematical simulation model. The agreement between predicted and experimental results is shown to be good.
Description: This article has been published in the journal, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering [© PEP]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/0954407981525911
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1243/0954407981525911
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4497
ISSN: 0954-4070
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering)

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