Vol.16, No.5, 2020, pp.1019-1029, doi:10.32604/fdmp.2020.09564
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On the Design and Optimization of a Clean and Efficient Combustion Mode for Internal Combustion Engines through a Computer NSGA-II Algorithm
  • Xiaobin Shu, Miaomiao Ren*
Luohe Vocational College of Food, Luohe, 462300, China
* Corresponding Author: Miaomiao Ren. Email: A12429046171@163.com
Received 24 January 2020; Accepted 03 August 2020; Issue published 09 October 2020
Abstract
In order to address typical problems due to the huge demand of oil for consumption in traditional internal combustion engines, a new more efficient combustion mode is proposed and studied in the framework of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Moreover, a Non-dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm (NSGA-II) is applied to optimize the related parameters, namely, the engine methanol ratio, the fuel injection time, the initial temperature, the Exhaust Gas Re-Circulation (EGR) rate, and the initial pressure. The so-called Conventional Diesel Combustion (CDC), Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) and the Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI) combustion modes are compared. The results show that RCCI has a higher methanol ratio and an earlier injection timing with moderate EGR rate and higher initial pressure. The initial temperature increases as the methanol ratio increases. In comparison, CDC has the lowest hydrocarbon and CO emissions and the highest combustion efficiency. At different crankshaft rotation angles corresponding to 50% of the combustion amount (CA50), the combustion temperature and boundary layer temperature of HCCI change significantly, while those of RCCI undergo limited variations. At the same CA50, the exergy losses of HCCI and RCCI are lower than that of the CDC. On the basis of these findings, it can be concluded that the methanol/diesel RCCI engine can be used to obtain a clean and efficient combustion process, which should be regarded as a promising combustion mode.
Keywords
Computer-optimized NSGA-II algorithm; novel clean and efficient combustion mode; thermodynamics; combustion engine; methanol
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Shu, X., Ren, M. (2020). On the Design and Optimization of a Clean and Efficient Combustion Mode for Internal Combustion Engines through a Computer NSGA-II Algorithm. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 16(5), 1019–1029.
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