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Missouri University of Science and Technology

2011

Masters Theses

Combustion engineering<br />Internal combustion engines -- Combustion -- Testing

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Impact Of Combustion Phasing On Energy And Availability Distributions Of An Internal Combustion Engine, Shawn Nicholas Wildhaber Jan 2011

Impact Of Combustion Phasing On Energy And Availability Distributions Of An Internal Combustion Engine, Shawn Nicholas Wildhaber

Masters Theses

"High fuel efficiency has become an extremely desirable trait for internal combustion engines. This motivation has driven extensive research on methods to improve fuel efficiency on engines of various sizes. Many of these methods involve changes to the properties of the combustion process. One way to induce these property changes is through varying the phasing of combustion. Combustion phasing can be defined as the time in the engine cycle, specifically the compression and expansion strokes, where combustion occurs. A change in combustion phasing causes a change in combustion duration. The duration of combustion impacts how the energy and work potential ...