The initiation and development of combustion under cold idling conditions using a glow plug in diesel engines

Factors determining the success or failure of combustion initiation using a glow plug have been investigated through experimental work on a single cylinder, common rail diesel engine with a geometric compression ratio of 15.5, and a quiescent combustion bomb with optical access. A glow plug was required to avoid engine misfires when bulk gas temperature at the start of injection was less than 413 °C. The distance between the glow plug and the spray edge, the glow plug temperature, and the bulk gas temperature were important factors in meeting two requirements for successful ignition: a minimum local temperature of 413 °C and a minimum air/fuel vapour equivalence ratio of 0.15–0.35.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 240-255
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  • Accession Number: 01713946
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 16 2019 3:51PM