Thermodynamic modeling of combustion process of the internal combustion engines – an overview

3/2019 (178) - CE-2019-306
Autorzy: Denys STEPANENKO, Zbigniew KNEBA
The mathematical description of combustion process in the internal combustion engines is a very difficult task, due to the variety of phenomena that occurring in the engine from the moment when the fuel-air mixture ignites up to the moment when intake and exhaust valves beginning open. Modeling of the combustion process plays an important role in the engine simulation, which allows to predict in-cylinder pressure during the combustion, engine performance and environmental impact with high accuracy. The toxic emissions, which appears as a result of fuels combustion, are one of the main environmental problem and as a result the air pollutant regulations are increasingly stringent, what makes the investigation of the combustion process to be a relevant task. 
Słowa kluczowe: thermodynamic combustion model, internal combustion engine, convective heat transfer coefficient, Wiebe burning law, single-zone model, two-zone model, heat transfer submodel