The Exhaust Energy Utilization of a Turbocompound Engine Combined with Divided Exhaust Period
2014 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
To decrease the influence of the increased exhaust pressure of a turbocompound engine, a new architecture is developed by combining the turbocompound engine with divided exhaust period (DEP). The aim of this study is to utilize the earlier stage (blowdown) of the exhaust stroke in the turbine(s) and let the later stage (scavenging) of the exhaust stroke bypass the turbine(s). To decouple the blowdown phase from the scavenging phase, the exhaust flow is divided between two different exhaust manifolds with different valve timing. A variable valve train system is assumed to enable optimization at different load points. The fuel-saving potential of this architecture have been theoretically investigated by examining different parameters such as turbine flow capacity, blowdown valve timing and scavenging valve timing. Many combinations of these parameters are considered in the optimization of the engine for different engine loads and speeds.
This architecture produces less negative pumping work for the same engine load point due to lower exhaust back pressure; however, the exhaust mass flow into the turbine(s) is decreased. Therefore, there is a compromise between the turbine energy recovery and the pumping work. According to this study, this combination shows fuel-saving potential in low engine speeds and limitations at high engine speeds. This is mainly due to the choked flow in the exhaust valves because this approach is using only one of the two exhaust valves at a time. To reveal the full potential of this approach, increasing the effective flow area of the valves should be studied.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. 179-188 p.
Applied Mechanics Vehicle Engineering Energy Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-143204ISI: 000347841100015ISBN: 978-0-081000-34-2ISBN: 978-0-081000-33-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-143204DiVA: diva2:705920
11th International Conference on Turbochargers and Turbocharging; London, ENGLAND, MAY 13-14, 2014
Projectsturbocompound, divided exhaust period, engine
QC 201410012014-03-182014-03-182015-02-18Bibliographically approved