This report summarizes the key results and conceptual findings from a three-year research program on hydrocarbon formation and oxidation mechanisms in spark-ignition engines. Research was carried out in four areas: laminar flame quenching experimental and analytical studies; quench layer studies in a spark-ignition engine using a rapid acting gas sampling valve; flow visualization studies in a transparent engine to determine quench layer and quench crevice gas motion; studies of heat transfer, mixing and HC oxidation in the exhaust port. More detailed descriptions of the individual research activities in these areas can be found in the theses and publications completed to date which form Volumes II to XI of the final report of this program.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by General Motors Research Labs., Warren, MI.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Energy Laboratory, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139

    General Motors Corporation

    Research and Development Center, 30500 Mound Road
    Warren, MI  United States  48090
  • Authors:
    • Heywood, J B
    • Keck, J C
    • Rife, J M
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

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  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00318027
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MIT-EL-80-003 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM