Experimental Investigation on Compound Combustion of Partial Premixed Charge Compression Ignition – Direct Injection Engine Fueled with Dimethyl Ether
In order to enlarge the operating range at HCCI mode and explore the scientific methods to realize the ultra-low emission with DME as alternative fuel. Experimental investigation on the realization of PCCI-DI combustion is carried out on a single cylinder and naturally aspirated direct injection diesel engine. The method to achieve the PCCI-DI mode is that feeding part of DME into intake pipe to produce Pre-mixed homogeneous mixture and injecting the other part of the DME fuel into the combustion chamber by the original fuel injection device in the late stage of compression stroke. Results indicate that the engine can be operated at a wider range of speeds and loads at PCCI-DI mode. The brake thermal efficiency increases and NOx emission reduces. However, HC and CO emission increase. It is also indicated from experiments that NOx, HC and CO emission increase with an increase of DME premixed quantity. Furthermore, the optimum fuel supply advance angle for PCCI-DI mode could be delayed 6~8 °CA on the base of DME DI mode.
Jinyue Yan, Charles C. Zhou, Rutang Liao and Jianwen Wang
W. Li et al., "Experimental Investigation on Compound Combustion of Partial Premixed Charge Compression Ignition – Direct Injection Engine Fueled with Dimethyl Ether", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 516-517, pp. 165-169, 2012