HYDROCARBON FORMATION AND OXIDATION IN SPARK-IGNITION ENGINES. VOLUME I. SUMMARY
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.
- Sponsored in part by General Motors Research Labs., Warren, MI.
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyEnergy Laboratory, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA United States 02139
General Motors CorporationResearch and Development Center, 30500 Mound Road
Warren, MI United States 48090
- Heywood, J B
- Keck, J C
- Rife, J M
- Publication Date: 1980-1
- Pagination: 44 p.
- TRT Terms: Air pollution; Carbon monoxide; Exhaust gases; Flames; Heat transfer; Hydrocarbons; Oxidation; Spark ignition engines; Vehicle power plants
- Uncontrolled Terms: Quenching
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile engines
- Subject Areas: Highways; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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