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Abstract

Two identical 1.9 l direct-injection (DI) diesel engines, having optical access for application of laser diagnostics, were operated at Volkswagen and Imperial College as part of the European programme on DI diesel engines (IDEA). A variety of complementary laser-based techniques was used to characterise the flow generating capacity of the intake system under steady flow conditions, the in-cylinder flow during induction and compression as well as the spray development, auto-ignition and combustion under three typical engine operating conditions. The most important results of this programme are presented and discussed in view of their implications for improved combustion and reduction of exhaust emissions in small direct-injection diesel engines through better matching of the spray characteristics with the in-cylinder flow as a function of engine speed and load. The results were obtained in sufficient detail to allow the multi-dimensional computer code, developed within the IDEA programme, to be validated.

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Authors: ARCOUMANIS C, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Department of Mechanical Engineering, London (GB);WHITELAW J H, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Department of Mechanical Engineering, London (GB);HENTSCHEL W, Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg (DE);SCHINDLER K P, Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Autotech 93, Birmingham (GB), November 16-19, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37960 ORA
Record Number: 199311566 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en