Research of NOx Emissions Characteristic of Engine Fuelled with M40
A numerical simulation model for gasoline engine was established by GT-POWER in order to study the NOx emissions characteristic of vehicle engine fuelled with M40 (the methanol and the gasoline in volume ratio 40∶60) and was validated by Experimental data. Based on the model, the variable parameters study including air-fuel radio, compression radio and ignition advance angle were carried out. The model results showed that the compression radio and the air-fuel radio played an important role during the NOx emissions characteristic. There is a significant improvement of the NOx emissions with the compression ratio increases. The cylinder pressure increased with the improvement of the compression ratio brought out the NOx emissions rise. With the improvement of the air-fuel ratio, NOx emissions increased first and then decreased. A larger ignition advance angle can increase the pressure and the temperature of the cylinder.
Helen Zhang and David Jin
X. G. Li et al., "Research of NOx Emissions Characteristic of Engine Fuelled with M40", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 382, pp. 22-25, 2012