Journal of Central South University

, Volume 20, Issue 7, pp 1938–1946 | Cite as

Effects of working parameters on gasoline engine exergy balance

  • Jing-ping Liu (刘敬平)
  • Jian-qin Fu (付建勤)Email author
  • Ren-hua Feng (冯仁华)
  • Guo-hui Zhu (朱国辉)


To improve the energy utilization efficiency of internal combustion (IC) engine, exergy analysis was conducted on a passenger car gasoline engine. According to the thermodynamic theory of IC engine, in-cylinder exergy balance model was built. The working processes of gasoline engine were simulated by using the GT-power. In this way, the required parameters were calculated and then gasoline engine exergy balance was obtained by programming on computer. On this basis, the influences of various parameters on exergy balance were analyzed. Results show that, the proportions of various forms of exergy in gasoline engine from high to low are irreversible loss, effective work, exhaust gas exergy and heat transfer exergy. Effective exergy proportion fluctuates with cylinder volumetric efficiency at full load, while it always increases with break mean effective pressure (BMEP) at part load. Exhaust gas exergy proportion is more sensitive to speed, and it increases with speed increasing except at the highest speed. The lower proportion of heat transfer exergy appears at high speed and high load. Irreversible loss is mainly influenced by load. At part load, higher BMEP results in lower proportion of irreversible loss; at full load, the proportion of irreversible loss changes little except at the highest speed.

Key words

gasoline engine exergy balance waste heat recovery thermal efficiency energy conservation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jing-ping Liu (刘敬平)
    • 1
  • Jian-qin Fu (付建勤)
    • 2
    Email author
  • Ren-hua Feng (冯仁华)
    • 1
  • Guo-hui Zhu (朱国辉)
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Center for Advanced Powertrain TechnologyHunan UniversityChangshaChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Advanced Design and Manufacturing for Vehicle Body (Hunan University)ChangshaChina

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