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Title: The effects of fuel dilution in a natural-gas direct-injection engine
Authors: McTaggart-Cowan, G.P.
Rogak, S.N.
Hill, P.G.
Munshi, S.R.
Bushe, W.K.
Keywords: Fuel dilution
Direct injection
Natural gas engine
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Professional Engineering Publishing / © IMECHE
Citation: McTAGGART-COWAN, G.P. ... et al., 2008. The effects of fuel dilution in a natural-gas direct-injection engine. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 222 (3), pp. 441-453
Abstract: This study reports the effects of fuelling a heavy-duty single-cylinder research engine with pilot-ignited late-cycle direct-injected natural gas diluted with 0, 20, and 40 per cent nitrogen. The combustion duration is unaffected while its intensity is reduced and its stability is increased. Emissions of nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, hydrocarbons, and carbon monoxide are all reduced, with no effect on the engine’s performance and efficiency. The results indicate the benefits of increased in-cylinder turbulence and are of particular relevance when considering fuel composition variations with non-conventional sources of gaseous fuels.
Description: This article was published in the Journal, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering [© IMECHE]. The definitive version is available at: http://www.pepublishing.com/
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1243/09544070JAUTO705
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5017
ISSN: 0954-4070
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