An investigation of combustion robustness of HCCI engines at retarded combustion phasing operation (by use of numerical analysis with multi zone model)

Kenji Shigetoyo, Mari Nagae, Hiroki Iino, Norimasa Iida

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate combustion robustness of HCCI engines at retarded combustion phasing operation by going through numerical analysis with multi-zone model. The reason of calculation with the multi-zone model is to examine the mechanism of combustion phasing retard to reduce an excessive pressure-rise rate and keep combustion robustness with thermal stratification. It is found that excessive combustion phasing retard causes cyclic dispersion and misfire. With thermal stratification, combustion robustness at retarded combustion phasing operation is analyzed. As a result, in case of same initial mass averaged gas temperature as larger thermal stratification was set, 50% heat release timing of high temperature heat release (HTHR) was advanced because higher initial gas temperature zone was auto-ignited in turn. It was confirmed to trade off between pressure-rise rate and 50% heat release timing in HTHR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-148
Number of pages7
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Volume76
Issue number761
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan

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Keywords

  • Combustion efficiency
  • Combustion phasing retard
  • Numerical analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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