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Title: Investigation of CAI/SI operations ina a four-cylinder direct injection gasoline engine
Authors: Kalian, Navin
Advisors: Zhao, H
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Brunel University School of Engineering and Design PhD Theses
Abstract: A four-cylinder, four-stroke, gasoline engine with direct injection fuel was commissioned and used to achieve CAI combustion. CAI combustion was achieved by employing short-duration, low-lift camshafts and early exhaust valve closure. Trapping sufficient volumes of exhaust residual provided the necessary thermal energy needed to initiate auto-ignition. The effects of valve opening durations on the CAI operation range were investigated at different air/fuel ratios, valve timings and injection timings. Furthermore the effect on engine performance, exhaust emissions, fuel consumption and combustion characteristics were also investigated. Methods which could be used for CAI combustion region enlargement were also studied. These included spark-assisted CAI at different EVC timings and valve durations, CAI operation at 2000 rpm and CAI combustion at late fuel injection timings
Description: This thesis was submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and awarded by Brunel University.
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Dept of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering Theses

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