The effect of wall temperature to the combustion of diesel/CNG mixture

Firmansyah, A. Rashid A. Aziz, Morgan R. Heikal, Ezrann Z.Z. Abidin

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Abstract

The stringent emission regulations and the need to increase fuel efficiency makes controlled auto-ignition (CAI) based combustion an attractive alternative solution to these issues. However, the combustion control is the main obstacle to its development. Fuel combinations with substantial different in reactivity such as diesel/compressed natural gas (CNG) shows desirable combustion output and demonstrate great possibility in controlling the combustion. This paper will discuss the control method of diesel/CNG (DCNG) mixture combustion with a variation of wall temperature. The experiment was done in a constant volume combustion chamber with both fuels were directly injected into the chamber. The wall temperature was varied from 45�C to 75 �C with an increment of 15�C. The increment of wall temperature reduces the combustion performance of DCNG. It is caused by slower combustion rate of DCNG that indicated by its long combustion duration. Regardless the combustion performance reduction, it was found that the combustion delay of DCNG was not affected by the wall temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12923-12928
Number of pages6
JournalARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume11
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

Keywords

  • Controlled auto-ignition
  • Diesel-CNG mixture
  • Thermal stratification

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