Combustion and emissions modeling of biodiesel using GT-power

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Abstract

Previous investigations into the simulation of biodiesel combustion have shown some significant differences between diesel fuel, soybean biodiesel, and rapeseed biodiesel. Upon review of the methodology used, it was discovered that several improvements in the methodology needed to be made. Improvements were made in the injected fuel mass to better fit the operation of an unmodified diesel engine and the estimation of the enthalpy ofbiodiesel liquid and vapor. These key improvements were then placed into the combustion model from the previous work to further study the fuel effects on engine performance and emissions. The load upon the engine had effects upon the performance of the engine. However, the emissions of the soybean and rapeseed biodiesel combustion were higher than diesel regardless of load on the engine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2008, ASABE 2008
PublisherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Pages3121-3138
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9781605605364
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
EventAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2008 - Providence, RI, United States
Duration: Jun 29 2008Jul 2 2008

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2008, ASABE 2008
Volume5

Other

OtherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2008
CountryUnited States
CityProvidence, RI
Period6/29/087/2/08

Keywords

  • Biodiesel
  • Combustion
  • Emissions
  • Physical properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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