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Analysis of EGR/Air Mixing by 1-D Simulation, 3-D Simulation and Experiments
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Centres, Competence Center for Gas Exchange (CCGEx).
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Centres, Competence Center for Gas Exchange (CCGEx).
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2014 (English)In: SAE 2014 International Powertrains, Fuels and Lubricants Meeting, FFL 2014, Vol. 2014-OctoberArticle in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The use of EGR for NO<inf>X</inf> reduction is today a standard technology for diesel engines. The mixing of air and EGR is an important issue, especially for high-pressure EGR-systems. An uneven distribution of EGR between the cylinders can lead to higher overall engine emissions when some cylinders produce more soot, others more NO<inf>X</inf> than they would with a perfectly even distribution. It is therefore important to understand the processes that control the mixing between air and EGR. The mixing is influenced by both the geometry of the mixing area and the pulsating nature of the flow. The aim of this work is to point out the high importance of the pulses present in the EGR-flow. By simulation in 1-D and 3-D as well as by a fast measurement method, it is shown that the EGR is transported in the air flow in packets. This implies that the timing between intake valve opening and the positioning of the EGR packets has a high influence of the distribution of EGR between the cylinders. The ability of 1-D and 3-D simulation to predict the behavior is evaluated. It is shown how standard 1-D simulations fail to predict the pulsation effects. Furthermore, it is shown how 1-D models can be modified to give results reasonably close to the 3-D simulation results.

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SAE International , 2014. Vol. 2014-October
Keyword [en]
Diesel engines, Engine cylinders, Engines, Powertrains, 1-D simulation, 3D simulations, Engine emission, Fast measurement, High pressure, Pulsation effects, Standard technology, Valve opening, Mixing
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Mechanical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-176215DOI: 10.4271/2014-01-2647ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84938511519OAI: diva2:873104
20 October 2014 - 22 October 2014

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Available from: 2015-11-23 Created: 2015-11-02 Last updated: 2015-11-23Bibliographically approved

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