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Experimental Investigation of SI Engine Performance Using Oxygenated Fuel

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A. A. Al-Farayedhi

Mechanical Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia  

A. M. Al-Dawood

Mechanical Technology Department, College of Technology at Dammam, Dammam 31472, Saudia Arabia  

P. Gandhidasan

Mechanical Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 126(1), 178-191 (Mar 02, 2004) (14 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1615254 History: Received November 01, 2002; Revised May 01, 2003; Online March 02, 2004
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Al-Farayedhi,  A. A., Al-Dawood,  A. M., and Gandhidasan,  P., 2000, “Effects of Blending MTBE With Unleaded Gasoline on Exhaust Emissions of SI Engines,” ASME J. Energy Resour. Technol., 122, pp. 239–247.
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Exhaust gas temperatures at wide-open throttle for the MTBE blends
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Exhaust gas temperature at wide-open throttle for the methanol blends
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Exhaust temperature at wide-open throttle for the ethanol blends
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Brake torque and mean effective pressure at wide-open throttle for the MTBE blends
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Brake torque and mean effective pressure at wide-open throttle for the methanol blends
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Brake torque and mean effective pressure at wide-open throttle for the ethanol blends
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Brake torque and mean effective pressure at wide-open throttle for the best performing blends compared to the base and leaded fuels
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Brake thermal efficiency at wide-open throttle for the MTBE blends
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Brake thermal efficiency at wide-open throttle for the methanol blends
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Brake thermal efficiency at wide-open throttle for the ethanol blends
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Brake thermal efficiency at wide-open throttle for the best performing blends compared to the base and leaded fuels
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Effect of equivalence ratio on exhaust gas temperature for the MTBE blends
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Effect of equivalence ratio on exhaust gas temperature for the methanol blends
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Effect of equivalence ratio on exhaust gas temperature for the ethanol blends
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Effect of equivalence ratio on brake thermal efficiency for the MTBE blends
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Effect of equivalence ratio on brake thermal efficiency for the methanol blends
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Effect of equivalence ratio on brake thermal efficiency for the ethanol blends
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Effect of equivalence ratio on brake thermal efficiency for the best performing blends compared to the base and leaded fuels

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