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COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS SIMULATION OF A SINGLE CYLINDER RESEARCH ENGINE WORKING WITH BIODIESEL

ABSTRACT
The main objective of the paper is to present the results of the CFD simulation of a DI single cylinder engine using diesel, biodiesel, or different mixture proportions of diesel and biodiesel and compare the results to a test bed measurement in the same functioning point. The engine used for verifying the results of the simulation is a single cylinder research engine from AVL with an open ECU, so that the injection timings and quantities can be controlled and analyzed. In Romania, until the year 2020 all the fuel stations are obliged to have mixtures of at least 10% biodiesel in diesel [14]. The main advantages using mixtures of biofuels in diesel are: the fact that biodiesel is not harmful to the environment; in order to use biodiesel in your engine no modifications are required; the price of biodiesel is smaller than diesel and also if we compare biodiesel production to the classic petroleum based diesel production, it is more energy efficient; biodiesel assures more lubrication to the engine so the life of the engine is increased; biodiesel is a sustainable fuel; using biodiesel helps maintain the environment and it keeps the people more healthy [1-3].
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2011-10-04
PAPER REVISED: 2011-12-14
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2012-01-07
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI111004021M
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2013, VOLUME 17, ISSUE 1, PAGES [195 - 203]

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