Numerical analysis of diesel injection strategies on emissions and performance in CH4/diesel powered RCCI diesel engine with high ratio EGR

Gürbüz H., Sandalcı T.

Alexandria Engineering Journal, vol.64, pp.517-526, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.aej.2022.09.012
  • Journal Name: Alexandria Engineering Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Compendex, INSPEC, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.517-526
  • Keywords: RCCI, Methane, Dual fuel, Combustion modeling, Post injection, EGR, Diesel engine
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022 THE AUTHORSIn this study, the effects of intake port injection of methane and direct of injection diesel on emissions and the combustion of a light-duty RCCI engine were numerically researched. In this way, AVL Boost software was used for 1-dimensional simulation of the combustion process and emission estimation. Higher octane number methane gas was mixed with air from the intake port, while lower octane number diesel fuel was injected directly into the combustion chamber during the compression stroke. Methane gas was injected at a rate of 65% and diesel fuel at a rate of 35%. The diesel injected directly into the combustion chamber was sprayed at a rate of 5% between 0 and 35 °CA with 8 different injection timings after the main injection. In the model engine, 50% high EGR rate was applied in all combustion modes. The results showed that these parameters have significant effects on performance and emissions. The results in summary; NOx emission reduced at all engine speeds with delayed diesel post-injection timing. The maximum drop of NOx emission was 57.34% with Post15. Although the addition of methane slightly increased the soot emission, it was significantly reduced by the simultaneous addition of methane and application of post-injection strategies of diesel fuel. The soot emission was reduced by 58.85% with the Post35 injection strategy.