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Supercharging performance of a gasoline engine with a supercharger

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Supercharging of intake air can improve the engine power and combustion characteristics by boosting the intake pressure above atmospheric pressure. In this work, the supercharging performance of a supercharged gasoline engine was discussed on the basis of experimental investigation. The investigation results showed that the output and torque performance of a supercharged engine were improved in comparison with the naturally aspirated engine. In the engine system with a supercharger, owing to supercharging of intake air into the cylinder, the combustion pressure, the rate of heat release, and the burning rate of fuel-air mixture were found to be higher than those of the naturally aspirated engine. In this paper, the effect of the drive pulley ratio and the pressure ratio of supercharger, and the other factors on the supercharging performance were also investigated.

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Lee, C.S., Lee, K.H., Whang, D.H. et al. Supercharging performance of a gasoline engine with a supercharger. KSME International Journal 11, 556–564 (1997). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02945268

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Key Words

  • Supercharged Engine
  • Roots Type Supercharger
  • Combustion Characteristics
  • Engine Performance
  • Pressure Ratio