CHARACTERISTICS OF A FOUR CYLINDER HYDROGEN-FUELED INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

The purpose of this paper is to review the results of an experimental test program conducted on a commercial four cylinder spark ignition internal combustion engine. Corrected brake horsepower, corrected brake mean effective pressure and enthalpy efficiency are presented covering equivalence ratios from .42 through .63 at MBT timing under full load (or equivalently, wide open throttle) conditions. In addition, advanced cam timing was studied as a means of improving control of the hydrogen combustion rate and found to be ineffective. MBT timing characteristics suggest a marked increase in flame speed at full load operation for engine speeds above 1500 rpm, which is independent of equivalence ratio and cam timing.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Preprint for meeting held February 23-27, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Thomas Jr, Sr
    • SORENSON, S C
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165127
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 760100 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM