Cycle-to-cycle flow rate measurement on reciprocating engine using fast-response laminar flow meter

Yoshihiko Kanoto, Kenichiro Nagai, Tsunemichi Kawa, Norimasa Iida

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In recent years, higher combustion efficiency and lower emissions are required on engine development and therefore higher combustion control is necessary. To realize higher combustion control in reciprocating engine, cycle to cycle flow rate measurement is important. Especially it is a key factor to control HCCI combustion. Traditional laminar flow meter has a problem in responsibility. However, fast response differential pressure transducer allows cycle to cycle dynamical flow measurement. The availability of fast-response laminar flow meter on cycle-to-cycle flow rate measurement is shown in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2972-2977
Number of pages6
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number759
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Nov



  • Dynamic characteristics
  • Measurement
  • Reciprocating engine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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