TECHNICAL PAPERS: Internal Combustion Engines

Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition Operation With Natural Gas: Fuel Composition Implications

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J. Hiltner

Hiltner Combustion Systems, 108 Fairbanks Road, Unit #1, Farmington, ME 04938e-mail: jdh@hiltnercombustionsystems.com

R. Agama

Caterpillar, Inc., Mossville Engine Center, Mossville, IL 61552-0600e-mail: agama_rey@cat.com

F. Mauss

Division of Combustion Physics, Lund Institute of Technology, 22100 Lund, Swedene-mail: Fabian.mauss@forbrf.lth.se

B. Johansson, M. Christensen

Department of Heat and Power Engineering, Lund Institute of Technology, 22100 Lund, Sweden

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 125(3), 837-844 (Aug 15, 2003) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1581895 History: Received May 01, 2001; Revised October 01, 2001; Online August 15, 2003
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Intake temperature for peak efficiency of two-component fuels
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Operation with methane/butane mixtures
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Cylinder pressure over small range of inlet temperatures
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Thermal efficiency and power ratio for mixtures
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Species evolution for pure methane
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Species evolution for recipe D
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Engine operation in unstable operation
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Species concentration during unstable operation



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