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Numerical simulation on the combustion and NOX emission characteristics of a turbocharged opposed rotary piston engine fuelled with hydrogen under wide open throttle conditions

Gao, Jianbing, Xing, Shikai, Tian, Guohong, Ma, Chaochen, Zhao, Meng and Jenner, Phil (2021) Numerical simulation on the combustion and NOX emission characteristics of a turbocharged opposed rotary piston engine fuelled with hydrogen under wide open throttle conditions Fuel, 285, 119210.

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Abstract

Under the stress of environmental pollutions and fossil fuel consumption caused by on-road transport, hybrid vehicles are attracting much attention. Opposed rotary piston (ORP) engines are a promising power source for hybrid vehicles, due to their compact designs and high power density. In this paper, combustion and emission characteristics of a turbocharged ORP engine fuelled with hydrogen were investigated to evaluate the overall performance of this engine. The results indicated that volumetric efficiency of this ORP engine was higher than 89.0% for all the given cases. Peak in-cylinder pressure was in the range of 51.0 ~ 69.0 bar; and 4000 RPM scenario had the maximum value, being benefitted from high intake temperature and pressure, and high volumetric efficiency. Combustion duration of this engine ranged 27 ~ 43° crank angle (CA), and combustion phase happened at 7.5 ~ 13°CA after top dead centre (TDC). Peak nitrogen monoxide (NO) formation rates were corresponding to 5 ~ 13°CA after TDC; accumulated NO decreased slightly after reaching the peak value for low engine speed conditions. Discharge pressure at the start of the exhaust stroke was higher than 6.0 bar, especially for 5000 RPM case whose value was approximately 11.0 bar. This ORP engine presented excellent torque characteristics, and the maximum indicated power density was approximately 104.0 kW·L−1 which was much higher than turbocharged four-stroke reciprocating engines fuelled with gasoline.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering Sciences
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Gao, Jianbingj.gao@surrey.ac.uk
Xing, Shikai
Tian, Guohongg.tian@surrey.ac.uk
Ma, Chaochen
Zhao, Meng
Jenner, Phil
Date : 1 February 2021
Funders : Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
DOI : 10.1016/j.fuel.2020.119210
Grant Title : Impact Acceleration Account project “Numerical simulation of a rotary range extender”
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2020. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Uncontrolled Keywords : Hybrid vehicles; Opposed rotary piston engines; Turbocharger systems; Hydrogen; Combustion characteristics; NOₓ emission
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 06 Oct 2020 17:36
Last Modified : 06 Oct 2020 17:36
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/858687

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