Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 37, Pages: 1-4
D. Yuvarajan1 , M. Venkata Ramanan2 and D. Christopher Selvam1
1 Department of mechanical engineering, Jeppiaar Institute of Technology, Chennai, India; [email protected]
2 Department of mechanical engineering, Anna University, Chennai, India; [email protected]
Performance analysis of Mustard Oil (MO) methyl ester as a potential alternative fuel is performed in CI engine at various injection timing. Performance analysis such as thermal efficiency, fuel consumption, Exhaust gas temperature and Pressurecrank angle were investigated and compared with diesel (D). Result signified that by advancing the fuel injection by 60 bTDC brake thermal efficiency was found to increase by 4.85% for MO comparing 3.63% increase in diesel. In addition, BSFC is reduced by 3.19% for MO while for diesel it was 12.86%. This experimental study obviously signifies that by advancing the fuel injection, performance aspects of CI engines is enhanced considerably.
Keywords: Brake Thermal Efficiency, Engine Performance, Mustard Oil, Transesterification
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