Heavy Fuel Engine
Technical Report,01 Jan 2019,09 May 2019
MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIV HOUGHTON HOUGHTON
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The goal of this project was to demonstrate a power density increase on a commercial engine while operating on heavy fuels. The first objective was to build a dedicated, small-engine test cell to permit evaluation of a two-cylinder diesel engine under increased manifold pressure boost conditions and transfer lessons learned to the TARDEC Compact Military Power dynamometer system. The second objective was to establish a baseline set of parameters including power output, fuel consumption, exhaust gas temperature, heat rejection, smoke, combustion behavior by collecting data over a wide range of engine speeds and loads on a commercial off the shelf engine. The third objective was to study the impact on those baselined parameters through an increase in fueling for the naturally-aspirated engine. The fourth objective was to address high exhaust gas temperature due to extra fueling by modifying the fuel injection timing. The fifth objective was to evaluate F24 fuel compared to off-road diesel. The sixth objective was to study the impact of intake air pressure boosting on the above mentioned parameters.
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