A Novel Beetle-Inspired Fuel Injection System for Improved Combustion Efficiency

  • R. Kuppuraj
  • S. A. PasupathyEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


Flash evaporation technique inspired from bombardier beetle was investigated for diesel fuel injection system to improve the burning efficiency. The effect of flash evaporation on spray cone angle and spray penetration was investigated for two injection pressures with pintle type injector. Both the parameters were measured using a camera at a speed of 120 frames per second. The results of our pilot study suggest that wider cone angle and moderate penetration can be achieved even at low injection pressures which will eventually help to improve the combustion process and fuel efficiency and reduces carbon emission.


Flash evaporation Bombardier beetle Fuel injection system Carbon emission Biomimetics Spray and atomization 



The authors would like to thank Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IITD), India, for permitting the first author to carry out this work as a summer research fellow and also appreciate Professor M. R. Ravi of IITD for providing valuable suggestions during this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Electronics and Communication EngineeringKumaraguru College of TechnologyCoimbatoreIndia

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