Design and testing of a dedicated hydrogen-fueled engine

Michael R. Swain, Gregory J. Schade, Matthew N. Swain

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The following report covers the design, and testing of a dedicated hydrogen-fueled engine. Subsequent modifications to the design are also covered. Both part-load and full-load data were taken under laboratory conditions. The engine design included a billet aluminum single combustion chamber cylinder-head with one intake valve, two sodium cooled exhaust valves, and two spark plugs. The cylinder-head design also included drilled cooling passages. The fuel-delivery system initially employed two modified Siemens electrically actuated fuel injectors. Subsequent modifications allowed operation with a premixed hydrogen-air mixture. The exhaust system included two separate headers, one for each exhaust port. The piston/ring combination was designed specifically for hydrogen operation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSAE Technical Papers
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
EventInternational Spring Fuels and Lubricants Meeting - Dearborn, MI, United States
Duration: May 6 2096May 8 2096


OtherInternational Spring Fuels and Lubricants Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityDearborn, MI


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Swain, M. R., Schade, G. J., & Swain, M. N. (1996). Design and testing of a dedicated hydrogen-fueled engine. In SAE Technical Papers