FAST-BURN CHAMBER DESIGN IMPROVES EFFICIENCY, LOWERS EMISSIONS

Among the advantages of fast burning in spark-ignited gasoline engines is the potential for simultaneously achieving higher net thermal efficiencies and lower NOx emissions. Cyclic variation of engine power and knocking tendency are also lessened -- improving driveability and permitting fuel-economy advantages via higher allowable compression ratios. Altering combustion chamber shape and/or fluid motions can optimize conditions for rapid flame-front movement.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 86-94
  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 88
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334783
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-030 847
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM