INVESTIGATION OF THE OCTANE RATING AND AUTOIGNITION TEMPERATURE OF METHANOL-GASOLINE BLENDS
The octane rating and autoignition temperature of methanol-gasoline blends were measured. Large increases in autoignition temperature and ignition delay time were found for small percentages of added methanol. These increases correlated well with the increases in research octane rating throughout the range of blends. The evaporative cooling effect of the methanol was concluded to be the major mechanism suppressing detonation.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Nichols, R J
- Publication Date: 1980-2-29
- Pagination: 10 p.
- TRT Terms: Blends; Cooling; Evaporation; Gasohol; Gasoline; Ignition; Methanol; Octane number; Temperature; Traffic delays
- Old TRIS Terms: Octane rating
- Subject Areas: Highways; Vehicles and Equipment; I96: Vehicle Operating Costs;
- Accession Number: 00319719
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800258
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM