publication . Doctoral thesis . 2017

Advanced ignition for automotive engines

Pineda, Daniel Ivan;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Spark plugs have been igniting combustible mixtures like those found in automotive engines for over a century, and the principles of the associated ignition techniques using thermal plasma (inductive or capacitive sparks) have remained relatively unchanged during that time. However, internal combustion engines are increasingly operating with boosted intake pressures (i.e. turbo- or super-charged) in order to maintain power output while simultaneously reducing engine size and weight, and they are also operating with increased recirculated exhaust gas dilution to reduce the production of harmful nitrogen oxides. This “downsizing” to increase fuel economy compounde...
Subjects
arXiv: Physics::Chemical PhysicsPhysics::Plasma Physics
free text keywords: Mechanical engineering, Chemical engineering, Environmental engineering, automotive engines, ignition, internal combustion engines, non-thermal plasma, plasma-assisted ignition
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