Brake Torque of a Diesel Engine Fuelled with Biodiesel and Diesel
International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy
Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2013, Pages: 242-246
Received: Nov. 16, 2013; Published: Dec. 20, 2013
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Alireza Shirneshan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran
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Brake torque of a diesel engine was investigated by considering the effects of biodiesel (from waste cooking oil) in fuel mixture (biodiesel and diesel fuel) on this performance characteristic. The experiments were done on a 4 cylinder direct-injection diesel engine. Results showed that by the use of biodiesel brake power decreases up to17%. Also results showed that the increase in engine load appeared to cause an increase in the brake power up to 69%. On the other hand by increasing rpm of the engine brake power increases continuously up to speed 1800 to 2000 rpm and after that drops.
Keywords
Brake Torque, Biodiesel, Diesel, Engine
To cite this article
Alireza Shirneshan, Brake Torque of a Diesel Engine Fuelled with Biodiesel and Diesel, International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2013, pp. 242-246. doi: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20130206.18
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