Performance and Emission Characteristics of Lemongrass Oil Fueled CI Engine

Authors(1) :-Dr. R. Ramachandra

The combustion of homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) engine fuelled with neat lemongrass oil, diesel was evaluated the performance and Emission characteristics. In this regard, the combustion phenomena of lemongrass oil were investigated at engine speed of 1500 rpm and compression ratio of 17.5 in a four-stroke cycle engine. Furthermore, the engine tests were conducted with homogeneous charge compression ignition engine. The tests were conducted to measure fuel consumption, indicated power, Brake thermal efficiency, combustion characteristics and compared with conventional diesel fuel operation. The results indicated that the higher specific fuel consumption, the brake thermal efficiency was nearly equal to the diesel fuel. The experimental outcomes disclosed that successful ignition and energy release trends can be obtained from a homogeneous charge compression ignition engine fuelled with lemongrass oil.

Authors and Affiliations

Dr. R. Ramachandra
Principal & Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SKD Engineering College, Gooty, Andhra Pradesh, India

lemongrass oil, HCCI, Performance, Combustion

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 5 | September-October 2015
Date of Publication : 2017-10-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 479-485
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1736200
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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Dr. R. Ramachandra, " Performance and Emission Characteristics of Lemongrass Oil Fueled CI Engine, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 1, Issue 5, pp.479-485, September-October-2015.
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET1736200

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