Thesis / Dissertation

The significance of research and motor octane numbers to anti-knock performance and fuel efficiency of modern spark-ignition engines

Zhenbiao Zhou, Yi Yang (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Improving fuel efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions are the primary targets of Spark-Ignition (SI) engine development. Realizing these targets is limited by an abnormal combustion phenomenon known as engine knock which depends on both fuel’s anti-knock properties and engine’s thermodynamic conditions. Fuel’s knock resistance is conventionally quantified by Research Octane Number (RON) and Motor Octane Number (MON) that are measured using the Cooperative Fuel Research (CFR) engine under standardized conditions. Whereas higher RON and MON generally means higher knock resistance, the relevance of two octane numbers to knock resistance in modern SI engines has changed, largely due to the differ..

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