Gasoline partially premixed combustion: high efficiency, low NOx and low soot by using an advanced combustion strategy and a compression ignition engine

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A light-duty engine Volvo D5 was run with gasoline to demonstrate that high-octane number fuels, in compression ignition engines, are able to achieve high efficiency, low NOx and soot simultaneously. An advanced three stage injection strategy was developed. A load sweep was performed between 6 and 17 bar IMEP and 2000 rpm. Gross indicated efficiency stays fairly constant at 47% with very low NOx and soot. In the second section of the paper, diesel was compared with gasoline, while in the final part the commercial 140 degrees UA nozzle was compared with the narrower one, 120 degrees, used in the above-mentioned experiments.


  • Vittorio Manente
  • Bengt Johansson
  • Per Tunestål
  • Marc Sonder
  • Simone Serra
Research areas and keywords

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  • Other Mechanical Engineering


  • PPC, partially premixed combustion, gasoline, low emissions, high, efficiency, advanced injection strategy
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-128
JournalInternational Journal of Vehicle Design
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication categoryResearch