Single-zone zero-dimensional model study for diesel-fuelled homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) engines using Cantera

Hairuddin, A. Aziz and Yusaf, Talal and Wandel, Andrew P. (2016) Single-zone zero-dimensional model study for diesel-fuelled homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) engines using Cantera. International Journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering, 13 (2). pp. 3309-3328. ISSN 2229-8649


Homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) engine technology is relatively new and the combustion behavior in an HCCI engine is difficult to predict. The combustion is fully controlled by the chemical kinetics and the chemical reaction of the mixture is influenced by changing input parameters. A zero-dimensional single-zone model was used to investigate the combustion behavior of a diesel engine operating in HCCI mode. An open source chemical kinetics package from Cantera was used in this study. The combustion behaviour can be observed, where H2O2 was fully decomposed during the main combustion event. The time for H2O2 to completely decompose into OH radicals was very short, which was about 5°CA. The combustion phasing was predicted in accordance with the experiment. The auto-ignition can be controlled by controlling the intake temperature or AFR. The start of combustion was advanced by increasing the intake temperature from 20 to 70°C and reducing the AFR from 58 to 29. However, reducing AFR will increase the in-cylinder peak pressure. In general, a zero-dimensional model is a useful and faster tool to predict the combustion phasing. When coupled with chemical kinetics, it provides more accurate results.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2017 01:29
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2017 01:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: diesel, HCCI, Cantera, n-heptane, single-zone, zero-dimensional
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091305 Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering
09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091501 Computational Fluid Dynamics
09 Engineering > 0902 Automotive Engineering > 090201 Automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels)
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9601 Air Quality > 960106 Urban and Industrial Air Quality
B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8507 Energy Conservation and Efficiency > 850702 Energy Conservation and Efficiency in Transport
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.15282/ijame.13.2.2016.3.0275

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