publication . Conference object . 2012

Development and validation of A quasi-dimensional model for (M)Ethanol-Fuelled SI engines

Vancoillie, Jeroen; Verhelst, Sebastian; Sileghem, Louis; Demuynck, Joachim; Galle, Jonas;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Springer Heidelberg
  • Country: Belgium
RESEARCH OBJECTIVE - The use of methanol and ethanol in spark-ignition engines forms an interesting approach to decarbonizing transport and securing domestic energy supply. Experimental work has produced promising results, however, the full potential of light alcohols in modern engine technology remains to be explored. Today, this can be addressed at low cost using system simulations of the whole engine, provided that the employed models account for the effect of the fuel on engine operation. The goal of current work is to develop an engine cycle model that can accurately predict performance, efficiency, pollutant emissions and knock onset in state-of-the-art ne...
free text keywords: Technology and Engineering, Thermodynamic, Modeling, Spark Ignition Engine, Alcohols
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