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CFD-Driven Preliminary Investigation of Ethanol-Diesel Diffusive Combustion in Heavy-Duty Engines

KTH Royal Institute of Technology-Nicola Giramondi, Mihai Mihaescu, Anders Christiansen Erlandsson
Scania CV AB-Anders Jäger
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-01-2192
Published 2019-12-19 by SAE International in United States
The introduction of renewable alcohols as fuels for heavy-duty engines may play a relevant role for the reduction of the carbon footprint of the transport sector. The direct injection of ethanol as main fuel and diesel as pilot fuel in the engine combustion chamber through two separate injectors may allow good combustion controllability over the entire engine operating range by targeting diffusive combustion. Closed-cycle combustion simulations have been carried out using AVL FIRE coupled to AVL TABKIN for the implementation of the Flamelet Generated Manifold (FGM) chemistry reduction technique in order to investigate the influence of the injection system geometry and the injection strategy of pure ethanol and diesel fuel on ignition characteristics and combustion at different operating conditions.
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Numerical Investigation of Increasing Turbulence through Piston Geometries on Knock Reduction in Heavy Duty Spark Ignition Engines

KTH Royal Institute of Technology-Senthil Krishnan Mahendar, Nicola Giramondi, Varun Venkataraman, Anders Christiansen Erlandsson
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-01-2302
Published 2019-12-19 by SAE International in United States
Knock in heavy duty (HD) spark ignition (SI) engines is exacerbated by a large bore diameter and a higher flame travel distance. An increase in turbulence close to TDC can improve combustion speed and reduce knock through low residence time for end gas auto-ignition. Since HD SI engines are usually derived from diesel engines, it is common to have a swirl motion that does not dissipate into turbulence. To increase flame speed and limit knock, squish can be used to produce turbulence close to TDC. In this study, two different piston bowl geometries are examined: the re-entrant and quartette. The influence of squish area on turbulence production by these piston geometries were investigated using motored simulations in AVL FIRE. The effect of increased turbulence on knock reduction was analyzed using a calibrated 1D GT-Power model of a HD SI engine and the performance improvement was estimated. The effect of clearance height and input swirl level on turbulence was studied for both piston geometries to determine their sensitivity. A lower squish area quartette piston provided the…
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