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Type: Journal article
Title: Application of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in teaching internal combustion engines
Author: Tian, Z.
Abraham, J.
Citation: International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, 2014; 42(1):73-83
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Issue Date: 2014
ISSN: 0306-4190
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Zhao Feng Tian, John Abraham
Abstract: This paper reports the development of a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model of a spark ignition (SI) engine and the application of the engine model into an undergraduate internal combustion (IC) course. This two-dimensional (2D) four-stroke SI engine model simulates the combustion of the fuel, heptane, in the engine cylinder based on realistic boundary conditions. The development of the model helps engineering students better understand the combined effects of chemical reactions, species transport, flow patterns and temperature distributions in the SI engine. This model has been applied in a practical session in an undergraduate engineering course since 2012. To the best knowledge of the authors, this is the first time that CFD engine models are used as a hands-on tool in IC engine courses. Feedback from students is quite positive.
Keywords: computational fluid dynamics (CFD); spark ignition (SI) engine; hands-on practical session
Rights: © Manchester University Press
DOI: 10.7227/IJMEE.42.1.7
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