Project

Modeling the combustion of light alcohols in spark-ignition engines.

Duration
01 October 2009 → 30 September 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Automotive engineering
    • Thermodynamics
Keywords
methanol ethanol internal combustion engines
 
Project description

The goal of this project is the development of an engine cycle model for light alcohols. A model will be developed for the normal combustion of (m)ethanol in spark ignition engines, for which a laminar burning velocity correlation will be developed. Next, this correlation will be incorporated in an engine cycle code and validated. Finally, abnormal combustion will be modeled.