Abnormal combustion in a methanol fueled engine

Michael R. Swain, J. A. Blanco, M. N. Swain

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Abstract

Abnormal combustion in methanol fueled engines was investigated using a combination of ion gap detection and pressure versus crankangle measurements. The ability to differentiate between cool flames and surface ignition is shown. It is shown that cool flames do exist in methanol fueled engines. It is additionally shown that they can occur before the spark plug fires producing cycle to cycle variations in the chemistry of the gases present in the spark plug gap. An analysis of the effect of surface temperature, at the time of deposit formation, on deposit induced surface ignition tendency was made.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSAE Technical Papers
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
EventInternational Fuels and Lubricants Meeting and Exposition - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Sep 25 1989Sep 28 1989

Other

OtherInternational Fuels and Lubricants Meeting and Exposition
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period9/25/899/28/89

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Spark plugs
Methanol
Engines
Ignition
Deposits
Fires
Ions
Gases
Temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Swain, M. R., Blanco, J. A., & Swain, M. N. (1989). Abnormal combustion in a methanol fueled engine. In SAE Technical Papers https://doi.org/10.4271/892162

Abnormal combustion in a methanol fueled engine. / Swain, Michael R.; Blanco, J. A.; Swain, M. N.

SAE Technical Papers. 1989.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Swain, MR, Blanco, JA & Swain, MN 1989, Abnormal combustion in a methanol fueled engine. in SAE Technical Papers. International Fuels and Lubricants Meeting and Exposition, Baltimore, MD, United States, 9/25/89. https://doi.org/10.4271/892162
Swain, Michael R. ; Blanco, J. A. ; Swain, M. N. / Abnormal combustion in a methanol fueled engine. SAE Technical Papers. 1989.
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