EFFECT OF INLET AIR TEMPERATURE ON COMBUSTION, PERFORMANCE AND EMISSIONS OF GASOLINE DIRECT INJECTION (GDI) ENGINE FUELLED BY LPG FUEL
Keywords:Spark Ignition, LPG fuel, GDI engine, Engine performance
In the present work, the direct-injection petrol engine (GDI) combustion, emissions and performance at different engine speeds (1500, 2000, 2500 and 3000 rpm) with a constant throttle position have been studied. The fuel considered in this work is liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and gasoline. The software adopted in all simulations by the AVL BOOST 2016. A Hyundai 2.0 liter, 16 valves and 4 cylinders engine with a compression ratio 17.5:1 is used. The effect of several inlet air temperatures (0, 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 oC) on the engine performance, combustion and emissions are also studied. The results show that the increase in the inlet air temperature leading to increase the peak fire temperature, brake specific fuel consumption (BSFC) and nitrogen oxide (NOx). However, this process results in a reduction in the peak fire pressure, combustion period (duration), brake power and brake torque. The maximum fire temperature and maximum specific fuel consumption can be achieved when the engine speed is 3000 rpm and the inlet air temperature is 50 ºC.