EFFECT OF BLENDING METHANOL WITH GASOLINE ON THE LEAN MISFIRE LIMIT OF A MULTICYLINDER CARBURETED ENGINE.

K. A. Chester, R. R. Adt, K. T. Rhee, J. M. Pappas, Michael R. Swain

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Abstract

In the reported research program, a four cylinder carbureted engine was fueled with Indolene (gasoline) and a blend of Indolene and 20% by volume methanol to determine the effect of the blend on the lean misfire limit (LML). Several LML detection methods were used including measurement of exhaust hydrocarbon, in-cylinder pressure, exhaust blowdown-pulse pressure and audible misfire. The results show a small extension of ignition failure-induced (IFI) LML for the blend. The presence of fuel droplets in the combustion chamber at the time of ignition with methanol and methanol blends is offered as a potential cause of the extended IFI LML found with these fuels. Extensive test data are included.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
PublisherDOE (CONF-771175)
StatePublished - 1800
Externally publishedYes
EventInt Symp on Alcohol Fuel Technol Methanol and Ethanol, Proc - Wolfsburg, W Ger
Duration: Nov 21 1977Nov 23 1977

Other

OtherInt Symp on Alcohol Fuel Technol Methanol and Ethanol, Proc
CityWolfsburg, W Ger
Period11/21/7711/23/77

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Chester, K. A., Adt, R. R., Rhee, K. T., Pappas, J. M., & Swain, M. R. (1800). EFFECT OF BLENDING METHANOL WITH GASOLINE ON THE LEAN MISFIRE LIMIT OF A MULTICYLINDER CARBURETED ENGINE. In Unknown Host Publication Title DOE (CONF-771175).