Performance and Emission Characteristics of a Variable Compression Ratio Dual Fuel Engine Fuelled With Eucalyptus Oil and its Blend

Author(s): M. Venkatraman* and P. Madhanraj

The present work describes a experimental investigation concerning the performance of a four strokes compression ignition engine, which is powered by alternative fuels in the form of diesel and eucalyptus oil blend. Experiments was conducted in a single cylinder VCR diesel engine fuelled with a EB20 by volume with diesel fuel. It was observed that the simulated performance, combustion and emissions characteristics results are found satisfactory with the experimental results. Thus the developed computer simulation model can predict the performance, combustion and emission characteristics of any biodiesel blends with minimum inputs such as engine specifications and fuel properties.

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