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The initiation and development of combustion under cold idling conditions using a glow plug in diesel engines

Li, Qile; Shayler, Paul J.; McGhee, Michael James; La Rocca, A.

Authors

Qile Li

Paul J. Shayler

Michael James McGhee

A. La Rocca



Abstract

Factors determining the success or failure of combustion initiation using a glow plug have been investigated through experimental work on a single cylinder, common rail diesel engine with a geometric compression ratio of 15.5, and a quiescent combustion bomb with optical access. A glow plug was required to avoid engine misfires when bulk gas temperature at the start of injection was less than 413 C. The distance between the glow plug and the spray edge, the glow plug temperature, and the bulk gas temperature were important factors in meeting two requirements for successful ignition: a minimum local temperature of 413 C and a minimum air/fuel vapour equivalence ratio of 0.15–0.35.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 1, 2017
Journal International Journal of Engine Research
Print ISSN 1468-0874
Electronic ISSN 2041-3149
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 18
Issue 3
Pages 240-255
APA6 Citation Li, Q., Shayler, P. J., McGhee, M. J., & La Rocca, A. (2017). The initiation and development of combustion under cold idling conditions using a glow plug in diesel engines. International Journal of Engine Research, 18(3), 240-255. doi:10.1177/1468087416652266
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1468087416652266
Keywords ignition, glow plug, combustion, diesel, cold start
Publisher URL http://jer.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/06/09/1468087416652266
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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