Lift-Off Lengths in an Optical Heavy-Duty Engine Operated at High Load with Low and High Octane Number Fuels

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Abstract

The influence of the ignition quality of diesel-and gasoline-like fuels on the lift-off length of the jet were investigated in an optical heavy duty engine. The engine was operated at a load of 22 bar IMEPg and 1200 rpm. A production type injector with standard holes were used. The lift-off length was recorded with high speed video Different injection pressures and inlet temperatures were used to affect conditions that consequently affect the lift-off length. No matter which fuel used nor injection pressure or inlet temperature, all lift-off lengths showed equal or close to equal lift-off length when stabilized. The higher octane fuel had a longer ignition delay and therefore the fuel penetrate the combustion chamber before auto ignition. This gave a longer lift-off length at the initial stage of combustion before reaching the same stabilized lift-off length. These results indicate that the hot combustion gases are a dominant factor to the lift-off length. Also, that possible soot reductions using high octanes fuels are feasible because of a longer ignition delay that allow more premixing, and an initially longer lift-off length due to longer penetration into the combustion chamber.

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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Energiteknik
Originalspråkengelska
TidskriftSAE Technical Papers
Volym2018-April
StatusPublished - 2018 jan 1
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa