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Operating range extension of RCCI combustion concept from low to full load in a heavy-duty engine


  • Molina, S.
  • García, A.
  • Pastor, J.M.
  • Belarte, E.
  • Balloul, I.


Fuel reactivity controlled compression ignition (RCCI) concept has arisen as a solution to control premixed combustion (PCI) strategies, which avoids soot and NOx formation by promoting a lean air–fuel mixture and low temperature combustion. Thus, this study is focused on investigating the effects of different engine operating variables over combustion, to be able to suggest suitable strategies for extending the RCCI operation from low to full load, in a HD single-cylinder research engine.

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  • Molina, S. & García, A. & Pastor, J.M. & Belarte, E. & Balloul, I., 2015. "Operating range extension of RCCI combustion concept from low to full load in a heavy-duty engine," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 143(C), pages 211-227.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:appene:v:143:y:2015:i:c:p:211-227
    DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.01.035

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