A Bayesian approach to the determination of ignition delay

Bodisco, Timothy A., Low Choy, Samantha, & Brown, Richard J. (2013) A Bayesian approach to the determination of ignition delay. Applied Thermal Engineering, 60(1-2), pp. 79-87.

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A novel in-cylinder pressure method for determining ignition delay has been proposed and demonstrated. This method proposes a new Bayesian statistical model to resolve the start of combustion, defined as being the point at which the band-pass in-cylinder pressure deviates from background noise and the combustion resonance begins. Further, it is demonstrated that this method is still accurate in situations where there is noise present. The start of combustion can be resolved for each cycle without the need for ad hoc methods such as cycle averaging. Therefore, this method allows for analysis of consecutive cycles and inter-cycle variability studies. Ignition delay obtained by this method and by the net rate of heat release have been shown to give good agreement. However, the use of combustion resonance to determine the start of combustion is preferable over the net rate of heat release method because it does not rely on knowledge of heat losses and will still function accurately in the presence of noise. Results for a six-cylinder turbo-charged common-rail diesel engine run with neat diesel fuel at full, three quarters and half load have been presented. Under these conditions the ignition delay was shown to increase as the load was decreased with a significant increase in ignition delay at half load, when compared with three quarter and full loads.

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ID Code: 60971
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Ignition delay, diesel engine, Bayesian modelling, Markov-chain Monte Carlo, net rate of heat release
DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2013.06.048
ISSN: 1359-4311
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > STATISTICS (010400) > Applied Statistics (010401)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING (090200)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Current > Schools > School of Mathematical Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Applied Thermal Engineering. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Applied Thermal Engineering, [VOL 60, ISSUE 1-2, (2013)] DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2013.06.048
Deposited On: 27 Jun 2013 22:56
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2015 16:38

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