A thermo-kinetic model base study on natural gas HCCI engine response to different initial conditions
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Publication date: 2009-02-01
Combustion Engines 2009,136(1)
Homogenous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) combustion is a promising concept to reduce engine emmisions and fuel consumption. In this paper, a thermo-kinetic single zone model is developed to study the operation characteristics of a natural gas HCCI engine. The model consists detail chemical kinetics of natural gas oxidation including 325 reactions with 53 chemical species, and is validated with experimental results of reference works. Then, the influence of parameters such as manifold temperature/pressure, and equivalance ratio on incylinder temperature/pressure trends, start of combustion and heat release rate is studied. These results are explained in detail to describe the engine performance thoroughly.