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Effects of Ethanol Admixtures with Gasoline on Fuel Atomization Characteristics Using High-Pressure Injectors


[ 1 ] Instytut Silników Spalinowych i Napędów, Wydział Inżynierii Lądowej i Transportu, Politechnika Poznańska | [ P ] employee

Scientific discipline (Law 2.0)

[2.6] Civil engineering and transport

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Journal year: 2022 | Journal volume: vol. 15 | Journal number: iss. 8

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scientific article

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  • SI combustion engine
  • optical measurements of fuel atomization
  • high-pressure injectors
  • ethanol admixture
  • injector deposits
  • fuel atomization quality

EN Correct fuel atomization is an important parameter in the process of preparing a combustible mixture. Distortions of the atomization can lead to unfavorable effects in the combustion process. This paper presents an analysis of the fuel atomization characteristics of high-pressure fuel injector tests. Optically tested injectors were previously tested in a 48 h engine test carried out in accordance with the CEC F-113-KC procedure, using alternative fuels with ethanol blends. As a result of engine tests on fuels containing various amounts of ethanol admixture, the injectors became contaminated. The effect of the deposits on the geometric atomization indicators was determined. This paper focuses on analyzing the area of the atomized spray in a constant volume chamber at different parameters, reflecting real operating conditions. We found that the addition of ethanol (20%) increases the observed spray area for all test points. Complementing the quantitative results is a qualitative analysis of fuel atomization for injector tests previously run on varying fuels.

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2926-1 - 2926-18





article number : 2926

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