Wood Powder Injection in a Single Cylinder of the Volvo D16 Diesel Engine and its Thermodynamics Performance
Report, 2000

The aim of this investigation was to reveal and analyze the effects of the wood powder injection in a single cylinder of the 6 cylinder Volvo Dl6 diesel engine performance. Since the engine performance is c1osely related to in-cylinder processes, a detailed thermodynamic analysis is performed by Burst to File high frequency sampling code and by the Dragon software program, revealing the real cylinder thermodynamics history. This program has been tested on thousands of measured points and is today regularly used while analyzing test results from the diesel engine. Cylinder pressure and heat release analysis lead to a valuable information on ignition delay, cylinder peak pressure, heat release gradient, indicated efficiency and many other parameters of the engine thermodynamics.


Wood Powder Injection

Diesel Engine


Savo Gjirja

Chalmers, Department of Thermo and Fluid Dynamics

Erik Olsson

Chalmers, Department of Thermo and Fluid Dynamics

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Energy Engineering

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