Road Performance of a Diesel Vehicle with Supplementary Carburation of Alcohol

810347

02/01/1981

Event
SAE International Congress and Exposition
Authors Abstract
Content
A novel Air-Alcohol INDUCTOR with an inherent flexibility to tailor the alcohol flow rate, has been developed for a multi-cylinder, variable-speed, vehicular Diesel engine to enable operation in the Alcohol-Diesel bi-fuel mode. Tests have been carried out on the dynamometer over the whole speed range of the engine. Also road tests have been carried out under constant vehicular speed conditions. Upto 48% Diesel substitution was achieved on road without reduction in thermal efficiency. Laboratory tests indicate lower exhaust temperatures and lower smoke intensities than in the diesel mode.
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.4271/810347
Pages
9
Citation
Govindarajan, S., Lakshminarayanan, K., Madhavan, L., Ganesan, V. et al., "Road Performance of a Diesel Vehicle with Supplementary Carburation of Alcohol," SAE Technical Paper 810347, 1981, https://doi.org/10.4271/810347.
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Published
Feb 1, 1981
Product Code
810347
Content Type
Technical Paper
Language
English