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Green Diesel Engines

Biodiesel Usage in Diesel Engines

  • Breda Kegl
  • Marko Kegl
  • Stanislav Pehan

Part of the Lecture Notes in Energy book series (LNEN, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Breda Kegl, Marko Kegl, Stanislav Pehan
    Pages 1-3
  3. Breda Kegl, Marko Kegl, Stanislav Pehan
    Pages 5-50
  4. Breda Kegl, Marko Kegl, Stanislav Pehan
    Pages 51-93
  5. Breda Kegl, Marko Kegl, Stanislav Pehan
    Pages 95-125
  6. Breda Kegl, Marko Kegl, Stanislav Pehan
    Pages 127-152
  7. Breda Kegl, Marko Kegl, Stanislav Pehan
    Pages 153-177
  8. Breda Kegl, Marko Kegl, Stanislav Pehan
    Pages 179-221
  9. Breda Kegl, Marko Kegl, Stanislav Pehan
    Pages 223-255
  10. Breda Kegl, Marko Kegl, Stanislav Pehan
    Pages 257-258
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 259-263

About this book

Introduction

With a focus on  ecology, economy and engine performance, diesel engines are explored in relation to current research and developments. The prevalent trends in this development are outlined with particular focus on  the most frequently used alternative fuels in diesel engines; the properties of various type of biodiesel and the concurrent improvement of diesel engine characteristics using numeric optimization alongside current investigation and research work in the field.

Following of a short overview of engine control, aftertreatment and alternative fuels, Green Diesel Engine explores the effects of biodiesel usage on injection, fuel spray, combustion, and tribology characteristics, and engine performance. Additionally, optimization procedures of diesel engine characteristics are discussed using practical examples and each topic is corroborated and supported by current research and detailed illustrations.

This thorough discussion provides a solid foundation in the current research but also a starting point for fresh ideas for engineers involved in developing/adjusting diesel engines for usage of alternative fuels, researchers in renewable energy, as well as to engineers, advanced undergraduates, and postgraduates.

Keywords

Alternative Fuels Biodiesel Usage Diesel Engine Characteristics Fuel Spray Green Diesel Engine

Authors and affiliations

  • Breda Kegl
    • 1
  • Marko Kegl
    • 2
  • Stanislav Pehan
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MariborMariborSlovenia
  2. 2.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MariborMariborSlovenia
  3. 3.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MariborMariborSlovenia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5325-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-5324-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-5325-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-1284
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-1292
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