Consideration of diesel combustion leads to the identification of four key controlling processes: fuel-air mixing, air motion, heat transfer and hydrocarbon oxidation. A critical survey of combustion literature is done to identify areas where work needs to be done and the approaches most likely to be successful. Four key result areas are identified of interest to the diesel combustion engineer--cycle efficiency, nitric oxide, soot and hydrocarbon emission. Experimental measurements and analyses are presented to show the influence of key controlling processes on key results. A critical survey of the attempts made (or lack of) to understand these fundamental mechanisms is made. The analysis indicates that neither the traditional input/output experiments nor empirical correlations or semi-empirical "predictions" are likely to yield fundamental insights into diesel combustion.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Combustion Institute, Central States Section, Spring Tech Meeting, Technical Papers, West Lafayette, Indiana, April 3-5, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Combustion Institute

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  • Authors:
    • SHAHED, S M
    • Flynn, P F
    • Lyn, W T
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311064
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM