Analysis of engine performance using palm oil methyl ester

Cheah, Siew Lee (2004) Analysis of engine performance using palm oil methyl ester. [USQ Project]


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The project aims to investigate and simulate the palm oil methyl ester flow through the
fuel injection system and the viscosity effect on the engine. The nozzle designs were
simulated in 2-D and 3-D using FLUENT and the engine performance analyzed using
Matlab. The validity of the simulation cannot be tested due to the lack of experimental
facilities. The simulated results show that the best design for a nozzle is by using smaller
holes size or nozzle with large L/D ratio where turbulent flow are well developed inside
the nozzle. The best engine performance for palm oil methyl ester operates at the engine
speed of 2000 rpm to 2500 rpm. The overall analysis has shown that palm oil methyl
ester has potential as an alternative fuel in conventional combustion engine.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:14
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: palm oil methyl ester, alternative fuel, fuel injection system, combustion engine, FLUENT, MATLAB
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0904 Chemical Engineering > 090405 Non-automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels)
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0902 Automotive Engineering > 090201 Automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels)
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4004 Chemical engineering > 400402 Chemical and thermal processes in energy and combustion
40 ENGINEERING > 4017 Mechanical engineering > 401799 Mechanical engineering not elsewhere classified
40 ENGINEERING > 4002 Automotive engineering > 400201 Automotive combustion and fuel engineering

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