Benchmark between Bosch and Zeuch method–based flowmeters for the measurement of the fuel injection rate

Bosch and Zeuch method–based flowmeters use the pressure rise triggered by the injection event in a different way in order to characterize the injected flow-rate time history. These typologies of measurement are the most widely applied to evaluate the injection rate of fuel injection systems. The injection rate of a Common Rail electroinjector has been measured with both Bosch and Zeuch method–based flowmeters. The objective has been to perform a benchmark on these two different flow-rate measuring principles. A slight reduction in the rising slope of the injected flow-rate, an anomalous tail at the end of the injection and a time delay in the flow-rate trace have been observed in the case of the Bosch method measurement. A one-dimensional numerical model of the hydraulic circuit of the flowmeter based on the Bosch method has been developed and validated successfully. This model has then been applied to study the cause and effect relationships between the features of the flowmeter hydraulic circuit and the alteration in the measured injected flow-rate pattern. Design keys for the optimization of the Bosch-based flowmeters are provided, even though the investigation has definitely assessed the superior accuracy of Zeuch method–based flowmeters, at least for the examined working conditions.


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  • Pagination: pp 316-327
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  • Accession Number: 01760725
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 2 2020 3:07PM