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Title: Impact of changing compression ratio on engine characteristics of an SI engine fueled with equi-volume blend of methanol and gasoline
Authors: Nuthan, Prasad, B.S.
Pandey, J.K.
Kumar, G.N.
Issue Date: 2020
Citation: Energy, 2020, Vol.191, , pp.-
Abstract: In the present investigation, experiments were conducted in wide open throttle condition (WOT) for different speed ranging from 1200 rpm to 1800 rpm at an interval of 200 on a single-cylinder four-stroke variable compression ratio (VCR) SI engine. The engine fueled with equi-volume blend of methanol/gasoline fuel, while 14 BTDC ignition timing is maintained for all three different compression ratios (8, 9 & 10). Increasing the compression ratio from CR8 to CR10 for the methanol/gasoline blend has improved combustion efficiency by increasing the peak pressure and net heat release value by 27.5% and 30% respectively at a speed of 1600 rpm. The performance results show a good agreement of improvisation of 25% increase in BTE, and BSFC reduction by 19% at compression ratio 10:1. At higher compression ratio 10:1, there was a significant decrease observed in CO and HC by 30 40%, and the same trend is observed at all speeds; however, NOx emission increased with the increasing CR. 2019 Elsevier Ltd
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