VII PTNSS Congress - 27th-29th June 2017
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Numerical investigation into the effect of direct fuel injection on thermal stratification in HCCI engine

Despite the fact that HCCI engines are distinguished by mixture homogeneity, some degree of stratification always appears inside a combustion chamber. It especially applies to residual effected engines utilizing negative valve overlap. Mixture stratification is a result of imperfect mixing of fresh air with trapped residuals. Direct fuel injection introduces stratification as well, due to fuel vaporization. As a consequence, temperature within the combustion chamber is uneven. Thermal stratification affects auto-ignition timing and combustion evolution in a high extent. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a degree of thermal stratification in HCCI engine utilizing negative valve overlap. Investigations were performed using three-dimensional CFD model of the combustion system, made by using AVL FIRE software. Simulations were realized for various timings of fuel injection into the cylinder. It was found that fuel injection timing had a significant influence on the thermal stratification, however, nonlinear effects of stratification on combustion evolution were observed.
Topic: Modelling and optimization of engine processes
Author: Michał Gęca
Co-authors: Jacek Hunicz Piotr Jaworski