Presentation on theme: "In-Cylinder Pressure and Flame Measurement"— Presentation transcript:
1In-Cylinder Pressure and Flame Measurement Dr. Manoochehr RashidiEngine Research CenterShiraz UniversityPrepared for the 3rd conference on IC engines, Tehran 2004
2Modern engine design, development and operation, involves many aspects of science, technology, and engineering. Engine testing is an important aspect of internal combustion engines, as it leads to a better understanding of engine operation and performance.The use of computer control and data acquisition systems has been complemented by increasing levels of engine instrumentation. This leads to large quantities of data, and a need for effective post processing and systematic analysis of data. Increasing use of powerful computers, leads to greater optimization prior to the start of development testing. These factors are balanced by increasing restrictions on engine emissions, and difficulty of reducing engine specific fuel consumption.Another useful in-cylinder measurement is the flame propagation, flame velocity and burn rate, which is achieved with use of high speed photography. This type of results will be useful as an input to simulating engine performance and cycle analysis.
3This presentation is a review of equipment and procedures, necessary for in-cylinder pressure measurement and analysis, using data acquisition equipment. Procedure and equipment for measuring pressure and flame velocity, simultaneously, are also described.Typical results showing variation of pressure, burn rare, heat release rate, and burning velocity, with crank angle; also flame photographs, are included.
4Mechanical, low speed method for in-cylinder pressure measurement
11Crank angle encoder and pressure generator calibrator
12High speed analog digital converter data acquisition PCI board Available for Compact PCI/PXI4 single-ended simultaneous sample/hold A/D channels14-bit resolution,500 kS/s sampling rateGains: 1, 2, 5, 10Two 12-bit analog outputs;32 digital I/O lines;three 16-bit counter/timersStream-to-disk capabilityCalibration certificateSoftware for WindowsSimultaneous operationof all sub systems
13Pressure recorded every ½ degree, for direct injection diesel engine, 1000 rpm 60% load. (d) is the derivative of (a). (b) is derivative with smoothing applied twice. (c) is derivative after smoothing trace (a) twice.
15Equation for calculating fuel heat release rate from pressure data
16Variation of cylinder pressure and inlet pressure at engine part load for one cycle. The valve timing is also shown
17Effect of combustion chamber design on rate of pressure rise, combustion duration, and octane requirement.
18Pressure in the intake and exhaust manifold of four cylinder Si engine Pressure in the intake and exhaust manifold of four cylinder Si engine. p1 is located in intake 150 mm from cylinder. p2 is located in exhaust 200 mm from cylinder. p3 is located in exhaust 700 mm from cylinder. IO and EO are inlet and exhaust open.
19Pressure diagram showing normal combustion (a), slight knock (b), and intense knock (c).
20Simultaneous measured pressure at two locations in engine with combustion knock.
21Pressure andRate ofHeat releaseDiagramShowingCycle by cycleVariation