Periodic Report Summary 1 - CAVFUELSYSTEM (Cavitation bubble cloud dynamics and surface erosion in high pressure fuel systems for medium/heavy duty Diesel engines)
The primary objective of this research fellowship is the fundamental understanding of collective bubble collapse dynamics, which is responsible for cavitation erosion in Diesel fuel injectors, which currently remain relatively unexplored and largely unpredictable. The second objective is the investigation of the implications of high fuel pressurisation on fuel properties, such as viscosity, density, thermal conductivity and surface tension. Extreme fuel pressurisation is needed for achieving forthcoming emission legislations and increasing the thermodynamic efficiency of the engine (which directly translates to fuel saving and CO2 reduction).
Dilly Tawakkul, (International Research Development Manager)
Record Number: 189014 / Last updated on: 2016-09-19