Research needs for advanced internal combustion engines

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This presentation covers the characteristics of knock behavior of different fuels in spark-ignited engines and how to define the anti-knock quality of practical fuels. A program using a modified CFR engine to investigate toluene/heptane mixtures under new RON conditions and the development of toluene number index are discussed, along with the physics of droplet-induced pre-ignition. A novel experiment that allows the measurement of laminar burning velocity through stratifications of equivelence ratio or fuel reactivity, which has applications to dual fuel strategies where diesel is injected onto a very lean mixture of gasoline/air, is described.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication21st World Petroleum Congress 2014: Responsibly Energising a Growing World, WPC 2014
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781510825673
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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