Diesel engine optimization for electric hybrid vehicles

Yusaf, Talal F. (2009) Diesel engine optimization for electric hybrid vehicles. Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 131 (1). 12203-1-12203-4. ISSN 0195-0738

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Performance and emission testing for a single cylinder four-stroke diesel engine have been experimentally performed to determine the optimum operation conditions for this engine when it is used as a hybrid power unit. The studied operation parameters included brake specific fuel consumption (BSFC), exhaust emission (NOx, CO, CO2, and O2), and engine life. The results indicate that the lowest BSFC of the engine was found when the engine runs around 1 kW charging load at speed ranged between 1900 rpm and 2700 rpm. As the speed of the engine is maintained constant, the minimum level of BSFC is below 300 g/kW h at around 1900 rpm. The best engine operation conditions, for low emission, are found at engine speed around 2500 rpm. It was found that the oxides of nitrogen remain within the acceptable level (below 180 ppm) for such a diesel engine. The battery charge has been conducted at constant speeds, where the lubricant oil temperature was constant and always below maximum temperature; this is a good indication for longer engine life. ©2009 American Society of Mechanical Engineers


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: Dr Talal Yusaf
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2009 02:53
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: hybrid engine; CNG; engine performance; electric hybrid vehicles; engine life; engine operations; engine speed; exhaust emission; hybrid power; low emission; lubricant oil; maximum temperature
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0902 Automotive Engineering > 090205 Hybrid Vehicles and Powertrains
09 Engineering > 0902 Automotive Engineering > 090201 Automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels)
01 Mathematical Sciences > 0102 Applied Mathematics > 010207 Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8507 Energy Conservation and Efficiency > 850702 Energy Conservation and Efficiency in Transport
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1115/1.3068347
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4999

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