The Effect of Injection Pressure on the NOx Emission Rates in a Heavy-Duty DICI Engine running on Methanol

Paper #:
  • 2017-01-2194

Published:
  • 2017-10-08
Abstract:
Experimental heavy-duty DICI methanol engine is studied under high compression ratio conditions (CR=27). The fuel is injected with common-rail injector close to the top-dead-center (TDC) position with three different injector pressures, leading to a spray formation causing a so called wall-wetting. Numerical simulations using RANS/LPT/WSR and PDF models are employed to investigate the local conditions of the injection and combustion process. The CFD results are compared with the pressure trace and emissions from the metal engine experiment. It is shown that the simulations captured the same trend of increased amount of unburned hydrocarbons at higher injection pressures. Moreover, the intake temperature adjustments were required to correctly capture the ignition delay time when WSR model was used, whereas with the PDF method such adjustments were not needed.
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