Modelling Diesel Combustion

  • P. A. Lakshminarayanan
  • Yoghesh V. Aghav

Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. P. A. Lakshminarayanan, Yogesh V. Aghav
    Pages 1-7
  3. P. A. Lakshminarayanan, Yogesh V. Aghav
    Pages 9-21
  4. P. A. Lakshminarayanan, Yogesh V. Aghav
    Pages 23-37
  5. P. A. Lakshminarayanan, Yogesh V. Aghav
    Pages 39-58
  6. P. A. Lakshminarayanan, Yogesh V. Aghav
    Pages 59-78
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    Pages 79-82
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    Pages 83-97
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    Pages 99-112
  10. P. A. Lakshminarayanan, Yogesh V. Aghav
    Pages 113-136
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    Pages 137-146
  12. P. A. Lakshminarayanan, Yogesh V. Aghav
    Pages 147-166
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    Pages 167-188
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  15. P. A. Lakshminarayanan, Yogesh V. Aghav
    Pages 203-206
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 283-305

About this book

Introduction

The diesel engine is the most efficient combustion engine today and it plays an important role in transport of goods and passengers by land and sea. However, the emissions must be controlled without sacrificing the legendary fuel economy of the diesel engines. These important drivers have caused innovations in diesel engineering like re-entrant combustion chambers in the piston, lower swirl support and high pressure injection, in turn reducing the ignition delay and hence the nitric oxides.

This book is a detailed discussion of diesel combustion phenomena like ignition delay, fuel air mixing, rate of heat release, and emissions of smoke, particulate and nitric oxide. It enables quantitative evaluation of these important phenomena and parameters. Most importantly, it attempts to model them with constants that are independent of engine types.

This work recognises the importance of the spray at the wall in precisely describing the heat release and emissions for most of the engines on and off road. It gives models for heat release and emissions. Every model is thoroughly validated by detailed experiments using a broad range of engines. Throughout the book, the models use constants that are independent of engine type or design and hence they could be applied by the designer and researcher for a general engine. All the models not only describe the trends of important parameters but also quantitatively close to the experimentally observed results.

The enhanced understanding of the phenomena like turbulent flows, high-pressure sprays naturally converges to quantitative prediction using multi-dimensional CFD tools to reveal finer details of in-cylinder processes of diesel combustion. The CFD tools are introduced with case studies in two chapters of the book to help study innovative combustion concepts and improve engine designs in terms of emissions reduction and fuel economy.

Keywords

Combustion Emission design internal combustion engine model modeling simulation turbulence

Authors and affiliations

  • P. A. Lakshminarayanan
    • 1
  • Yoghesh V. Aghav
    • 2
  1. 1.Ashok Leyland Ltd.HosurIndia
  2. 2.Kirloskar Oil Engines LtdPuneIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-3885-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-3884-5
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-3885-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-5122
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