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Binary Biodiesel Endurance Characteristics in a Compression Ignition Engine

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Paramvir Singh

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
param@umd.edu

Sant Ram Chauhan

Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, HP 177005, India
srchauhan@nith.ac.in

Varun Goel

Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, HP 177005, India
varun@nith.ac.in

Dr. Ashwani K. Gupta

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
akgupta@umd.edu

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4041545 History: Received September 06, 2018; Revised September 14, 2018

Abstract

Results obtained on wear assessment from a compression ignition engine fueled with a blend of 70% aamla seed biodiesel (AB) and 30% eucalyptus oil (EU) on volume basis (called AB70EU30). The results showed stable engine operation and good operability of the engine-fuel system with the binary biodiesel fuel blend. The feasibility of this blend over a long term endurance tests was explored. The specific assessment examination included the fate of cylinder head, pump plunger, injector nozzle and piston crown, which affects the engine performance and engine life. The experimental results revealed better tribological performance characteristics with the binary fuel blend as compared to contemporary diesel fuel. No specific problem was encountered during the long term endurance tests with the binary fuel blend using the modified engine parameters. The results show that the binary fuel mixture offers good potential for use as diesel fuel in compression ignition engines while maintaining good performance and endurance.

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