This paper presents an autoignition combustion model, which call be used in conjunction with a one-dimensional gas dynamics and zero-dimensional thermodynamics engine simulation code for homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) engine cycle simulations. The model consists of two parts: the first predicts autoignition timing, based on the integral of the knock delay time, and the second predicts the heat release rate, based on the Watson correlation for diesel engines. The equations for the model were fitted with empirical coefficients derived from experimental results. The experimental data were measured under a number of engine operating conditions for different loads, speeds, and equivalence ratios. The experiments were performed on a Jaguar V6 HCCI engine employing internal exhaust gas residual trapping through cam profile switching and variable valve timing control. It was found that the location of 50 per cent mass fraction burned (MFB) and the peak rate of pressure rise can be chosen as the key parameters charactering the HCCI combustion in engine simulations. The fitted combustion model was then implemented into the V6 engine Ricardo WAVE (TM) model and validation of its predictive calculations was obtained using a different set of experimental data. The results show that the predicted 50 per cent MFB position is within an average error of 1.84 degrees crank angle (CA) and the predicted peak rate of pressure rise is within an average error of 0.53 bar/deg CA (7.2 per cent).
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part D Journal of Automobile Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2009|
- engine cycle simulations
- homogeneous charge compression ignition