Accession Number : ADA193831

Title :   Diesel Combustion Fundamentals. Phase 1. Volume 1. Technical Report.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MISSOURI UNIV-ROLLA DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Johnson, R T

PDF Url : ADA193831

Report Date : Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 171

Abstract : The general goal of the project was to operate the Cooperative Fuel Research engine for rating diesel fuels (cetane engine) at conditions more representative of modern diesel engines and determine if results could be obtained that would better predict fuel behavior in modern engines. This goal was pursued by installing extensive instrumentation and data acquisition facilities on a cetane engine and evaluating the performance, emissions and combustion characteristics of ten different diesel fuels that had a wide range of different properties. After substantial experimental investigation, operating conditions for the cetane engine were established using an engine speed of 1200 rpm and a compression ratio of 20:1. The engine speed was sufficient to eliminate data reproducibility problems encountered at the standard cetane rating speed of 900 rpm. The 20:1 compression ratio was selected as a compromise between nominal values for DI and IDI engines. Detailed test, operation, and maintenance procedures were established to provide consistent results from the cetane engine.

Descriptors :   *CETANE NUMBER, *COMBUSTION, *DIESEL FUELS, CONSISTENCY, DATA ACQUISITION, DIESEL ENGINES, EMISSION, FACILITIES, MAINTENANCE, RANGE(EXTREMES), RATES, RATINGS, REPRODUCIBILITY

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Reciprocating and Rotating Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE