Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2010, Volume: 3, Issue: 12, Pages: 1180-1183
K. Appa Rao1 and K. Rajagopal2*
1 Dept. of Mechanical Engg., Lakireddy Bali Reddy College of Engg., Mylavaram, Krishna Dt., AP-521230, India
2 Dept. of Mechanical Engg., JNTU College of Engg., Hyderabad, AP-500085, India
An experimental investigation was carried out in diesel engine operated in both homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) and conventional modes. The engine used in this investigation is single cylinder, 4 stroke, water cooled, constant speed, variable compression ratio diesel engine with a displacement of 553 cc. In conventional diesel mode, the fuel was injected 270 bTDC with a nozzle included angle 1400 and the compression ratio 16.5. In HCCI mode, the fuel was injected 800 bTDC during compression stroke by using modified camshaft, with a nozzle 600 included angle. In HCCI mode, to control the phasing and rate of combustion, the effective compression ratio was reduced to 14.5. From the experimental results it is inferred that, HCCI mode of operation results in reduced smoke and NOx emissions significantly with a little increase of HC and CO emissions.
Keywords: Engine, HCCI, injection timing, injection pressure, emissions
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