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Predicting the performances of a CAMPRO engine retrofitted with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) system using 1-dimensional software

Kamaruddin, M. Hazeem and Osman, Shahrul Azmir and Mas Fawzi and Mustaffa, Norrizal and Tukiman, Mohd Mustaqim (2017) Predicting the performances of a CAMPRO engine retrofitted with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) system using 1-dimensional software. In: The 2nd International Conference on Automotive Innovation and Green Vehicle (AiGEV 2016).

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Abstract

Recently, the depletion of petroleum resources and the impact of exhaust emission caused by combustion towards environmental has been forced to all researchers to come out with an alternative ways to prevent this situation become worse. Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is the most compatible and have a potential to become a source of energy for internal combustion engine. Unfortunately, the investigation of LPG in internal combustion engine among researcher still have a gap in research. Thus, in this study a 1-Dimensional simulation CAMPRO 1.6L engine model using GT-Power is developed to predict the performances of engines that using LPG as a fuel for internal combustion engine. The constructed model simulation will throughout the validation process with the experimental data to make sure the precision of this model. The validation process shows that the results have a good agreement between the simulation model and the experimental data. As a result, the performance of LPG simulation model shows that a Brake Torque (BT), Brake Power (BP) and Brake Mean Effective Pressure (BMEP) were significantly improved in average of 7% in comparison with gasoline model. In addition, Brake Specific Fuel Consumption (BSFC) also shows an improvement by 5%, which is become more economic. Therefore, the developed GT-Power model offer a successful fuel conversion to LPG systems via retrofit technology to provide comprehensive support for implementation of energy efficient and environmental friendly vehicles.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: Mr Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2020 02:44
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2020 02:44
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/12875
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