Numerical comparative analysis of the combustion process in an engine powered by CNG
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Publication date: 2012-02-01
Combustion Engines 2012,148(1)
This paper contains the analysis of Compressible Natural Gas combustion process in engine dedicated to diesel oil. The analysis was performed on the basis of the numerical results of two systems for methane dosing. The first simulation considers the CNG delivery into the suction manifold, and subsequent production of air-fuel mixture as well as separate combustion model of a homogenous mixture. The second simulation comprises a numerical application of the fuel injection directly into the combustion chamber. Therefore it is also a simulation of a combustion process. Among the numerical results conducted with the aid of Computational Fluid Dynamics the following parameters were selected for the combustion qualitative evaluation in terms of mechanical, heat and flow properties: fields of pressure and temperature, mass fraction of the fuel and turbulence intensity. All test were conducted on the engine adopted to be fed with CNG.