The homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) combustion fueled by dimethyl ether (DME) and compressed natural gas (CNG) was investigated. The experimental work was carried out on a single-cylinder diesel engine. The results show that adjusting the proportions of DME and CNG is an effective technique for controlling HCCI combustion and extending the HCCI operating range. The combustion process of HCCI with dual fuel is characterized by a distinctive two-stage heat release process. As CNG flow rate increases, the magnitude of peak cylinder pressure and the peak heat release rate in the second stage goes up. As DME flow rate increases, the peak cylinder pressure, heat release rate, and emissions increase while and emissions decrease.
Issue Section:Internal Combustion Engines
Keywords:diesel engines, engine cylinders, combustion, ignition, air pollution
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