Study of Low-Speed Pre-Ignition in Boosted Spark Ignition Engine

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SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition
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This paper analyzes low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI), a sudden pre-ignition phenomenon that occurs in downsized boosted gasoline engines in low engine speed high-load operation regions.
This research visualized the in-cylinder state before the start of LSPI combustion and observed the behavior of particles, which are thought to be the ignition source. The research also analyzed pre-ignition by injecting deposit flakes and other combustible particulate substances into the combustion chamber. The analysis found that these particles require at least two combustion cycles to reach a glowing state that forms an ignition source. As a result, deposits peeling from combustion chamber walls were identified as a new mechanism causing pre-ignition.
Additionally, results also suggested that the well-known phenomenon in which the LSPI frequency rises in accordance with greater oil dilution may also be explained by an increase in deposit generation.
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.4271/2014-01-1218
Pages
11
Citation
Okada, Y., Miyashita, S., Izumi, Y., and Hayakawa, Y., "Study of Low-Speed Pre-Ignition in Boosted Spark Ignition Engine," SAE Int. J. Engines. 7(2):584-594, 2014, https://doi.org/10.4271/2014-01-1218.
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Published
Apr 1, 2014
Product Code
2014-01-1218
Content Type
Journal Article
Language
English