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The main objective of this project was to develop a prototype of a highly advanced heavy-duty diesel engine having: - increased thermal efficiency; - a 30% lower emission standard against foreseen future regulations, and - the capability to operate efficiently, even with future lower-quality fuels. The targets of the engine optimisation are compliance with emission standards of R49-30%, and a thermal efficiency of 0.44. The concept is based on a better and more complete combustion to be promoted by a highly improved air-fuel mixture in the combustion chamber. This would allow low maximum temperatures and better utilisation of the in-cylinder trapped air to be achieved. The wide parametric experimentation, both on single cylinder engines (devoted to flame propagation studies) and on real truck engines, involved several experimental conditions for a variety of parameters. The experimental work was guided by the trends derived from the application of mathematical models.

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Authors: CORNETTI G M, Iveco Fiat-Engineering Research, Torino (IT);PIDELLO F, Iveco Fiat-Engineering Research, Torino (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13867 EN (1992) 72 pp., FS, ECU 7.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-3439-6
Record Number: 199210041 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en