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2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2439
Srinivasan Paulraj, Saravanan Muthiah
Poor clutch life is a major issue for some light commercial vehicle models. Clutch overheating is the primary cause for clutch failure. Some of the reasons include inappropriate gear selection by the driver, poor low-end dynamic torque availability from an engine, heavy stop and go traffic, vehicle overloading resulting in excessive clutch slippage especially in gradients, riding of the clutch pedal by the customer etc. These situations lead to a high thermal energy dissipation at the clutch, increasing clutch wear and in extreme conditions leading to not only poor shift quality but also eventual clutch failure. Unfortunately, it is not practical to monitor clutch temperature in a production vehicle due to high costs or technical challenges involved. This paper describes 1-D thermal modeling of single plate dry clutch typically used in passenger car/truck and bus applications. The objective of simulation is to estimate the temperature rise on the clutch facing and clutch housing.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2459
Liu Xiaojun, Yu Jinpeng, Yang Xia, Wu Daoming, Jie Zhu
In the case of electric vehicles, due to the charging current limitation of lithium battery at low temperatures (below -20℃), it has been proposed to heat the battery pack up to a suitable temperature range before charging through a liquid-heating plate with PTC. However, in the low state of charge (SOC), there is a question which one could take the place of battery pack to supply power for PTC when heating. So that off-board charger has been considered to supply power for PTC detailed in this paper. In order to control the current charging to the battery pack as less as possible at low temperatures, three control strategy models are established and compared: First, BMS controls the charging request current value which is send to off-board charger as a signal, and equals to the working current of PTC. Second, BMS controls the charging request voltage value which is slightly lower than the battery pack voltage.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2200
Peter Priesching, Mijo Tvrdojevic, Ferry Tap, Casper Meijer
Turbulent combustion modeling in a RANS or LES context imposes the challenge of closing the chemical reaction rate on the sub-grid level. Many turbulent combustion models exist in literature. Such turbulent models have as their two main ingredients sources from chemical reactions and turbulence-chemistry interaction. The various combustion models then differ mainly by how the chemistry is calculated (level of detail, canonical flame model) and on the other hand how turbulence is assumed to affect the reaction rate on the sub-grid level (turbulence-chemistry interaction - TCI). In this work, an advanced combustion model based on tabulated chemistry is applied for 3D CFD modeling of Diesel engine cases. The combustion model is based on the Flamelet Generated Manifold (FGM) chemistry reduction technique. The underlying chemistry tabulation process uses auto-ignition trajectories of homogeneous fuel/air mixtures, which are computed with detailed chemical reaction mechanisms.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2208
Tao Liu, Ziwang Lu, Guangyu Tian
To further explore the potential of fuel economy for hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) , an adaptive energy management strategy (EMS) considering driver’s power demand reasonability is proposed, which is necessary to reduce fuel consumption, emission and traffic congestion. To get accurate and reliable control strategy two aspects are the most important: 1) a rigorous and organized modeling approach to describe complicated powertrain system of HEV, 2) a trade off between optimization and real time. The Energetic Macroscopic Representation (EMR) is a graphical synthetic description of electromechanical conversion system based on energy flow. Based on Energetic Macroscopic Representation (EMR) a powertrain architecture of HEV is constructed. Generally EMS includes rule based that can be used online with suboptimal solution and optimization based that ensures the minimum fuel consumption with heavy computation duty and requirement of prior knowledge.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2231
Yongquan Chen, Liguang Li, Qing Zhang, Jun Deng, Wei Xie, Erbao Zhang, Sunyu Tong
Low speed pre-ignition (LSPI) may lead to extreme knock (superknock or megaknock) which has a severe influence on engine performance and service life thus limits the development of downsized GDI engine. One reason for LSPI is auto-ignition occurs in the region where the contaminants, such as lubricants or heavy ends of gasoline, are rich. In this paper, 8 groups of lubricants are injected into a hot co-flow by a single-hole nozzle with a diameter of 0.2 mm under 20 MPa injection pressure. The ignition delays and lifted flames of lubricants with additives of calcium, magnesium and ZDDP (Zinc Dialkyl Dithiophosphates) under the hot coflow are recorded with a high-speed camera. The experiments are carried out at one atmospheric pressure and the co-flow temperature varies from 1123 K to 1223 K. The study shows that the ignition delays of lubricants decline sharply with the increase of co-flow temperature in the whole temperature range.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2246
Xuwei Luo, Ho Teng, Yuxing Lin, Bin Li, Xiaochun Zeng, Tingjun Hu, Xianlong Huang, Xiaojun Yuan
Atkinson cycle realized with a late intake valve closing (LIVC) and Miller cycle achieved with an early intake valve closing (EIVC) have been recognized as effective approaches for improving the gasoline engine fuel economy. In both Atkinson and Miller cycles, the engine can be designed with a higher geometric compression ratio for increasing the expansion work and the effective compression ratio is governed by the intake valve close (IVC) timing for the knock control. Duration of the intake event and IVC timing affect not only the pumping loss during the gas exchange, but also have strong influences on the friction torques of the intake cams and the turbulence intensities for the in-cylinder charge motion. The latter governs duration of combustion and EGR tolerance, both of which have impacts on the engine thermal efficiency.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2255
Raul Payri, Jaime Gimeno, Santiago Cardona, Sridhar Ayyapureddi
In this article, a prototype multi-hole diesel injector from a high-pressure common rail system is used in a high-pressure and high-temperature test rig capable of reaching 1100 Kelvin and 150 bars under different oxygen concentrations. A novel optical set-up capable of visualizing the soot cloud evolution from 30 to 85 millimeters from the nozzle exit with the high-speed color diffused back illumination technique is used thanks to the insertion of a high-pressure window in the injector holder opposite to the frontal window of the vessel. Experimental results show the reduction of soot formation with an increase in injection pressure, a reduction in chamber temperature, a reduction in oxygen concentration or a reduction in chamber density.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2290
Zhixin Sun, Shaoqing Yang, Xinyong Qiao, Zhiyuan Zhang
When working in plateau environment the combustion process of diesel engine would deteriorate, and the engine performance decline significantly. In this paper, Isooctyl Nitrate(EHN) was blended in the diesel fuel as additive to improve the combustion process. The catabolism pathway of Isooctyl Nitrate(EHN) was analyzed, its mechanism was uncovered by chemical kinetics. And serial of tests were carried out on a single cylinder diesel engine bench to study the effects of EHN additive on the diesel engine combustion characteristics with the low intake pressure of 68kPa. Results showed that the generation of OH、H、HO2 and H2O2 radicals in n-heptane reaction could be promoted by EHN additive. In both stages of low temperature and high temperature, the decomposition speed of n-heptane was accelerated, which shortened ignition delay of engine combustion process. Four kinds of fuel were tested: diesel fuel, diesel fuel with 0.3%, 0.6% and 0.9% EHN of mass fraction.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2452
Kingsley Joel Berry, Abdrahamane Traore, Aravind Krishna, Pavankumar Gangadhar, Allan Taylor
This paper documents the electrical infrastructure design of a Hybrid Go Kart competition vehicle which includes a dual Fuel Cell power system, Ultra Capacitors for energy storage, and a dual AC induction motor capable of independent drive. The Kart was built primarily to compete in the 2009 Formula Zero international event. The vehicle model was developed in Simulink to determine whether the fuel cell and ultra-capacitor combination will be sufficient for peak transient power requirement of 36 kW. The vehicle’s functional description and performance specifications are documented including the integration of the fuel cell power modules, energy storage system, power converters, and AC motor and motor controllers.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2297
Thomas Dubois, Lidwine Abiad, Pauline Caine
As it is the case for Diesel engines, the Gasoline Direct Injection engines are using higher and higher injection pressures. The state of the art GDI engines are currently using injection pressure as high as 500 bar. A lot of work is also currently ongoing on Gasoline Compression Ignition (GCI) engines which use even higher injection pressure (above 1 000 bar). A high injection pressure means that a high pressure pump has to be used and so, proper lubricity has to be brought by the fuel. In the mean time the use of biofuels is increasing and several studies have shown the positive impact of ethanol on the fuel consumption of gasoline engines mainly thru an octane number effect. For all these reasons, it seems important to evaluate the impact of ethanol on the lubricity of gasoline as well as on the response of lubricity additives that may be required in a medium-term future to provide gasoline enough lubricity to ensure the operability of these new engines.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2325
Midhat Talibi, Paul Hellier, Nicos Ladommatos
The conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to liquid fuels presents an alternative to the current production of renewable fuels for IC engines from food crops. However, realising the potential for reductions in net CO2 emissions through the utilisation of, for example, waste biomass for sustainable fuel production requires that energy and resource inputs into such processes be minimised. This work therefore investigates the combustion and emission characteristics of five intermediate platform molecules potentially derived from lignocellulosic biomass: gamma-valerolactone (GVL), methyl valerate, furfuryl alcohol, furfural and 2-methyltetrahydrofuran (MTHF). The study was conducted on a naturally aspirated, water cooled, single cylinder spark-ignition engine. Each of the platform molecules were blended with reference fossil gasoline at 20 % wt/wt.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2328
Yuanxu Li, Karthik Nithyanandan, Zhi Ning, Chia-Fon Lee, Han Wu
Bio-butanol has been widely investigated as a promising alternative fuel. However, the main issues preventing the industrial-scale production of butanol is its relatively low production efficiency and high cost of production. Acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE), the intermediate product in the ABE fermentation process for producing bio-butanol, has attracted a lot of interest as an alternative fuel because it not only preserves the advantages of oxygenated fuels, but also lowers the cost of fuel recovery for individual component during fermentation. If ABE could be directly used for clean combustion, the separation costs would be eliminated which save an enormous amount of time and money in the production chain of bio-butanol.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2327
Joonsik Hwang, Choongsik Bae, Chetankumar Patel, Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Tarun Gupta
Fuel atomization and air-fuel mixing processes play a dominant role on engine performance and emission characteristics in a direct injection compression ignition engine. Understanding of microscopic spray characteristics is essential to predict combustion phenomena. The present work investigates the atomization and mixing characteristics of biodiesel fuels in a constant volume combustion chamber. Waste cooking oil, Jatropha, and Karanja biodiesels were applied and the results were compared with those of diesel fuel. The tested fuels were injected by a common-rail injection system with injection pressures of 40, 80, and 120 MPa. A high-speed camera with a long distance microscopic lens was utilized to capture the near nozzle flow characteristics. Sauter mean diameter (SMD) was measured by a phase doppler particle analyzer.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2339
Pi-qiang Tan, Yuan Li
With increasingly severe atmospheric environmental problems, diesel car emissions have attracted broad attention for its main contribution to air pollutant. Alternative fuels become a hot research point in vehicle for rapidly consuming of fossil oil resources. Biodiesel and GTL (gas to liquid) fuels are two typical alternative fuels for diesel fuel. Low blend ratio (≤10%) biodiesel and GTL fuels can be used in a diesel engine without modifying the engine’s configuration. It is important to investigate the difference of low blend ratio biodiesel and GTL fuels used in the same diesel car and to find the optimum one. Gaseous and particle emissions from a light duty diesel car with B10 (10% biodiesel from cooking oil +90% diesel, v/v) and G10 (10% GTL fuel +90% diesel, v/v) was investigated. It was equipped with high pressure common rail system, cooled EGR and DOC and was tested on a chassis dynamometer under NEDC mode.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2338
Muhammad Saqib Akhtar, Shuaishuai Sun, Xiao Ma, Yitao Shen, Shi-Jin Shuai, Zhi Wang
Natural gas is one of the cleanest alternative fuels due to the low cost, wide availability worldwide, and other advantages, e.g., high knock resistance and low carbon content. Ignition quality is a key factor influencing the combustion performance. In this study, the effect of prechamber geometry on the ignition process and flame propagation has been studied with varied initial mixture temperature and equivalence ratio in comparison with a conventional spark plug in a constant volume bomb. The prechamber with orifices in different shapes (circular and slit) and diameters were used. Schlieren imaging was adopted to acquire the flame propagation. The results show that under the same cross-section area, the slit prechamber can accelerate the flame burning rate. Under the experimental conditions mentioned in this paper, as for the prechamber with orifices in different shapes, the larger the cross-section is, the better the natural gas has been burned.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2332
Tamara Ottenwaelder, Stefan Pischinger
In order to reduce the consolidated CO2 emission balance stemming from the operation of internal combustion engines, application of new alternative fuels out of renewable sources can deliver a major contribution in the future. For this paper, several fuels were selected which can be produced out of biomass or with hydrogen which is generated directly via electrolysis with electricity from renewable sources. All fuels are compared to conventional diesel fuel and two diesel surrogates. It is well known that there can be a large effect of fuel properties on mixture formation and combustion, which may result in a completely different engine performance compared to the operation with conventional diesel fuels. Mixture formation and ignition behavior can also largely affect the pollutant formation. The knowledge of the combustion behavior is also important to design new engine geometries or implement new calibrations for an existing engine.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2329
Xiao Ma, Yue Ma, Shuaishuai Sun, Shi-Jin Shuai, Zhi Wang, Jian-Xin Wang
PODEn highlights advantages in soot reduction and renewable alternate fuels. This study uses a PODEn mixture (contains PODE3-6) from mass production as the oxygen fuel. Spray combustion of PODEn and diesel bend fuels in a constant volume vessel was studied using PLII-LEM and OH chemiluminescence. Several blend ratios are compared with pure diesel. It is found that 20% PODEn blended with diesel (P20) can effectively reduce the total soot. Significant soot reduction as over 70% lower than diesel case is observed in P30 combustion. The distribution of soot cloud of P30 is different with that of diesel, which indicates the high oxygen content in PODEn results in big differences in soot formation and oxidization process. However, OH images shows that the ignition positions of blend fuels have small differences, which indicates that low lend ratio does not have great impact on combustion control strategies.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2443
Ziwang Lu, Hongxu Chen, Lijun Wang, Guangyu Tian
During the engaging process of sleeve and teeth ring in mechanical transmissions, their rotational speed and position differences cause multiple engaging ways and trajectories, and casual impacts between them will delay the engaging process and cause a long power off time for a gear shift. In order to reveal the engaging mechanism of the sleeve and the teeth ring, it is essential to build a high-fidelity model to cover all of their engaging ways and capture their speed changes for an impact. In this work, our contribution is that their impact process is modeled as a precise, continuous and nonlinear damping model, and then a hybrid automaton model is built to connect the system dynamics in different mechanical coupling relationships.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2429
Felix Leach, Martin Davy, Adam Weall, Brian Cooper
Diesel engine designers often use swirl flaps to increase air motion in cylinder at low engine speeds, where lower piston velocities reduce natural in-cylinder swirl. Such in-cylinder motion reduces smoke and CO emissions by improved fuel-air mixing. However, swirl flaps, acting like a throttle on a gasoline engine, create an additional pressure drop in the inlet manifold and thereby increase pumping work and fuel consumption. In addition, by increasing the fuel-air mixing in cylinder the combustion duration is shortened and the combustion temperature is increased; this has the effect of increasing NOx emissions. Typically, EGR rates are correspondingly increased to mitigate this effect. Late inlet valve closure, which reduces an engine’s effective compression ratio, has been shown to provide an alternative method of reducing NOx emissions.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2185
Chao He, Jiaqiang Li, Longqing Zhao, Yanyan Wang, Wei Gu
More and more stringent emission regulations and the desire to reduce fuel consumption lead to an increasing demand for precise and close-loop combustion control of diesel engines. Cylinder pressure-based combustion control is gradually used for diesel engines in order to enhance emission robustness and reduce fuel consumption. However, it increases the cost. In this paper, a new prediction method of combustion parameters including cylinder pressure is presented for diesel engines. The experiment was carried out on a engine test bench to obtain the ECU (Electronic Control Unit) signals of a heavy-duty diesel engine by calibration software. The combustion parameters is measured by a combustion analyzer, such cylinder pressure, combustion center of gravity (CA50) and the maximum combustion temperature (MCT). A combustion model using genetic programming (GP) is built.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2188
Bruno S. Soriano, Edward S. Richardson, Stephanie Schlatter, Yuri M. Wright
Dual-fuel combustion is an attractive approach for utilising alternative fuels such as natural gas in compression-ignition internal combustion engines. In this concept, a more reactive fuel is injected in order to provide a source of ignition for the premixed natural gas/air, combining the high efficiency of a compression-ignition engine with the relatively low emissions associated with natural gas. The flame modes present in dual-fuel engines impose a challenge for existing turbulent combustion models. Following ignition, flame propagates through a partially-reacted and inhomogeneous mixture of the two fuels. The objective of this study is to test a new modelling approach that combines the ability of the Conditional Moment Closure (CMC) approach to describe autoignition of fuel sprays with the ability of the G-equation approach to describe the subsequent flame propagation.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2196
Giuseppe Cicalese, Fabio Berni, Stefano Fontanesi, Alessandro D'Adamo, Enrico Andreoli
High performance Diesel engines are characterized by remarkable thermo-mechanical loads. Therefore, compared to spark ignition engines, designers are forced to increase component strength in order to avoid failures. By the way, 3D-CFD simulations represent a powerful tool for the evaluation of the engine thermal field and may be used by designers, along with FEM analysis, to prevent thermo-mechanical failures. The current work aims at providing an integrated in-cylinder/CHT methodology for the estimation of a Diesel engine thermal field. On one hand, in-cylinder simulations are fundamental to evaluate not only the global heat transfer at the combustion chamber walls, but also its point-wise distribution. In particular, thanks to an improved heat transfer model based on a modified thermal wall function, wall heat fluxes due to combustion are correctly estimated.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2191
Yachao Chang, Ming Jia, Yanzhi Zhang, Yaopeng Li, Weiwei Fan, MaoZhao Xie
Dimethyl ether (DME) attracts increasing attentions in recent years, because it can reduce the carbon monoxide (CO), unburned hydrocarbon (HC), and soot emissions for engines as the transportation fuel or the fuel additive. In this paper, a reduced DME oxidation mechanism was developed using the decoupling methodology. The rate constants of the fuel-related reactions was optimized using the non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm II (NSGA-II) to reproduce the ignition delay time in shock tubes and major species concentration in jet-stirred reactors (JSR) over low-to-high temperature. In NSGA-II, the range of the rate constants was considered to ensure the reliability of the optimized mechanism. Moreover, an improved objective function was proposed to maintain the faithfulness of the optimized mechanism to the original reaction mechanism, and a new method was presented to determine the optimal solution from the Pareto front.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2192
Shenghui Zhong, Zhijun Peng, Yu Li, Hailin Li, Fan Zhang
A 3D DNS (Three-dimensional direct numerical simulation) study with detailed chemical kinetic mechanism of methane has been performed to investigate the characteristic of turbulent premixed oxy-fuel combustion relevant to traditional spark ignition (SI) engine conditions. H2O and CO2 are adopted as the dilution agents in oxy-fuel combustion. In order to keep a consistent temperature profile compared with those of air-fired cases, 73% and 66% of H2O and CO2 in oxidizer by volume ratio are used. At first, laminar premixed flames are conducted to study the effect of the dilution molar fraction on the process of flame propagation. It is found that decreasing the dilution molar fraction will increase the flame propagation speed in both H2O and CO2 dilution cases, and there exists a temperature limitation because of chemical equilibrium.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2221
Peixuan Zeng, Penghao Zhang, Binyu Mei, Shiping Huang, Gangfeng Tan
Abstract:In low temperature condition, the increase of fuel viscosity, the decrease of flow-ability of lubricating oil and the decrease of storage battery performance cause the engine starting difficult. The current electrical heating method can improve the engine starting performance in low temperature condition, but it causes a negative influence on storage battery performance and exhaust emission. In this paper, a warming device uses solar energy to directly warm up the engine. The device transfers solar power into thermal energy and store it into heat reservoir and uses heat conductor to warm up the engine. By using solar power to save power, the lifespan of the engine is extended and exhaust emission is decreased. This paper find out the heat amount necessary for diesel engine through resource gathering and calculation, choose an appropriate device and design a corresponding solar warming system. Keywords: warming system, solar power, diesel engine
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2222
ZhenYang Liu, Xihui Wang
The ever increasing popularity of electric vehicles and demand in passengers comfort and safe requirements of vehicle have led more efficient heat pump air conditioning system to an indispensable device in electric vehicle. Many studies have shown that the addition of nano particles contributes to improving the thermal conductivity of nano fluids more than that of conventional refrigerants. Therefore, the appliance of the magnetic nano-refrigerant in heat pump air conditioning system has great potential to improve the heat transfer efficiency. This paper aims at studying the magnetic nano-refrigerant comprised of the magnetic nano powder Fe3O4 and refrigerant R134a.According to the relevant theoretical analysis and different empirical formula, the heat transfer coefficient, density, viscosity, and other physical parameters are calculated approximately.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2243
Yizhou Jiang, Xiuchao Bao, Amrit Sahu, Xiao Ma, Hongming Xu, Andy Thong
The demand for more efficient and clean engines have prompted the research and development of new engine technologies. Automotive engines expected to run with leaner mixtures and higher compression ratios. Lean burn is effective to increase fuel economy whilst reducing emissions but unreliable ignition of the lean mixtures by the conventional spark plug is one of the problems which causes concerns to the engine designers. Laser induced plasma ignition is an promising technology and holds many benefits over the spark ignition because it can extend the ignitability of lean mixtures with flexibility of the ignition location and absence of electron degradation for improved engine performance with lean burn. In this study, high-speed photography is used to investigate the flame kernel growth and propagation in an optical direct injection engine using laser ignition by a Nd:YAG laser.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2238
Ripudaman Singh, Travis Burch, George Lavoie, Margaret Wooldridge, Mohammad Fatouraie
Numerous studies have demonstrated the benefits of ethanol in increasing the thermal efficiency of gasoline-fueled spark ignition engines via the higher enthalpy of vaporization and higher knock resistance of ethanol compared with gasoline. This study expands on previous work by considering a split fuel injection strategy with a boosted direct injection spark ignition (DISI) engine fueled with E0 (100% by volume reference grade gasoline; with research octane number = 91 and motoring octane number = 83), E100 (100% by volume anhydrous ethanol), and various splash-blends of the two fuels. Experiments were performed using a production 3-cylinder Ford Ecoboost engine where two cylinders were de-activated to create a single-cylinder engine with a displacement of 0.33 L. The engine was operated over a range of loads with boosted intake manifold absolute pressure (MAP) from 1 bar to 1.5 bar absolute.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2233
Gautam Kalghatgi, Kai Morganti, Ibrahim Algunaibet
Knock in spark ignition engines is stochastic in nature. It is caused by autoignition in hot spots in the unburned end-gas ahead of the expanding flame front. Knock onset in an engine cycle can be predicted using the Livengood-Wu integral if the variation of ignition delay with pressure and temperature as well as the pressure and temperature variation with crank angle are known. However knock intensity (KI) is determined by the evolution of the pressure wave following knock onset. In an earlier paper (SAE 2017-01-0689) we showed that KI can be approximated by KI = Z(Pko)(∂T/∂x)-2 where Z is a function of Pko, the pressure, and (∂T/∂x) is the temperature gradient in the hot spot at knock onset. Then, from experimental measurements of KI and Pko, using five different fuels, with the engine operating at boosted conditions, a probability density function for (∂T/∂x) was established.
2017-10-08
Technical Paper
2017-01-2224
Paul Freeland, Gareth Jones, Rong-Sheih Chen, Liang-Wei Huang, Marwan El-Kassem, Roland Kaiser
REVISED ABASTRACT 4/7/2017 The challenges of maintaining continuous improvements in air quality, manage the earth’s energy resources, and to control atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gasses, whilst supplying ever increasing global sales volumes mean that ever more detailed understanding and optimisation of powertrain systems is required. Downsizing, electrification and traffic flow management all have very important parts to play in achieving these goals, but can still only modify the outputs of the basic propulsion units, and methods to improve the efficiency, cleanliness and flexibility of powertrains remains a vital development requirement. The paper explores the fuel consumption benefits available from de-throttling technologies that can help to bring gasoline engine efficiency on a par with that of diesel engines.
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