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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000088319
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Test Rig for Fundamental Investigations of Ignition System Characteristics under Severe Flow Conditions

Tilz, Anton; Meyer, Georg; Kiesling, Constantin; Pirker, Gerhard; Salbrechter, Sebastian; Wimmer, Andreas

supply concepts. To achieve further improvements in efficiency and to decrease emissions, engine operating strategies with very lean air-fuel mixtures and high turbulence levels are required. However, these severe conditions have a significant impact on the inflammability of the mixture and compromise combustion stability. Reliably igniting the mixture and keeping cycle-to-cycle variation of the combustion process at a low level is challenging and requires deeper understanding of the fundamentals of the ignition process. The electric arc, which transfers the electric energy to the air-fuel mixture and initiates the inflammation, plays a central role in the ignition process. Thus, the paper at hand presents a test rig that was developed for detailed investigations of electric arc behavior under flow conditions similar to those in spark ignited large gas engines. The test rig consists of a closed loop flow circuit. Flow velocities at the spark plug up to 30 m/s, pressures up to 60 bar and temperatures up to 80 °C can be achieved under non-combustible conditions. The centerpiece of the test rig is the test cell, which provides excellen ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Kolbenmaschinen (IFKM)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Jahr 2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISBN: 978-3-8169-3449-3
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-883195
KITopen-ID: 1000088319
Erschienen in Ignition Systems for Gasoline Engines : 4th International Conference, December 6 - 7, 2018, Berlin, Germany. Ed.: M. Günther
Verlag expert Verlag, Tübingen
Seiten 75-90
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