Dual-Fuel Diesel Engines offers a detailed discussion of different types of dual-fuel diesel engines, the gaseous fuels they can use, and their operational practices. Reflecting cutting-edge advancements in this rapidly expanding field, this timely book:
- Explains the benefits and challenges associated with internal combustion, compression ignition, gas-fueled, and premixed dual-fuel engines
- Explores methane and natural gas as engine fuels, as well as liquefied petroleum gases, hydrogen, and other alternative fuels
- Examines safety considerations, combustion of fuel gases, and the conversion of diesel engines to dual-fuel operation
- Addresses dual-fuel engine combustion, performance, knock, exhaust emissions, operational features, and management
- Describes dual-fuel engine operation on alternative fuels and the predictive modeling of dual-fuel engine performance
Dual-Fuel Diesel Engines covers a variety of engine sizes and areas of application, with an emphasis on the transportation sector. The book provides a state-of-the-art reference for engineering students, practicing engineers, and scientists alike.
Table of Contents
Introduction. The Internal Combustion Engine. The Compression Ignition Engine. Gas-Fueled Engines. The Premixed Dual-Fuel Engine. Methane and Natural Gas as Engine Fuels. Liquefied Petroleum Gases, Hydrogen, and Other Alternative Fuels. Safety Considerations. Combustion of Fuel Gases. The Conversion of Diesel Engines to Dual-Fuel Operation. The Diesel Fuel Pilot. Gaseous Fuel Admission. Dual-Fuel Engine Combustion. Dual-Fuel Engine Performance. Knock in Dual-Fuel Engines. Exhaust Emissions. Some Operational Features of Dual-Fuel Engines. Dual-Fuel Engine Management. Dual-Fuel Engine Operation on Alternative Fuels. Predictive Modeling of Dual-Fuel Engine Performance.
Ghazi A. Karim has a D.Sc, Ph.D, and DIC from the Imperial College London, UK, and a B.Sc (Hons) from Durham University, UK. He has been a university professor for more than four decades. He is currently a professor emeritus at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and was previously at the Imperial College London. Extensively published, Dr. Karim has conducted research on topics relating to energy conversion, fuels combustion, and the environment. His contributions to dual-fuel engines are especially many. Dr. Karim is a professional engineer, a fellow of SAE and Engineers Canada, and has acted as a consultant to a variety of public and private institutions including numerous engine manufacturers.