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Development of a fuel-tolerant diesel for alternative fuels

Henham, AWE, Johns, RA and Newnham, S (1991) Development of a fuel-tolerant diesel for alternative fuels International Journal of Vehicle Design, 12 (3). pp. 296-303.

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There is a growing requirement for engines operating on a wider range of fuels than when fuel supplies were more stable. The diesel engine, with its high compression ratio and absence of part-load throttling, offers high efficiency. Some widely available alternative fuels, in particular alcohol from biomass, present problems because of their low cetane numbers. The authors report the development of a diesel engine using a combustion system incorporating a high-energy, multi-strike spark to promote smooth combustion. Results obtained with this engine using ethanol are presented to illustrate its ability to handle fuels of very low cetane number.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Johns, RA
Newnham, S
Date : 1 January 1991
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 11:41
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 21:07

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