Special Issue "Recent Advances in Internal Combustion Engines Operation and Emissions"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2018
Prof. Dr. Evangelos G. Giakoumis
School of Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece
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Interests: diesel engine performance and emissions during transient operation; turbocharging; transient cycles; use of biofuels in engines; second-law analysis of IC Engines; engine friction; combustion noise
Internal combustion (I.C.) engines, either in the form of compression ignition (diesel) or spark ignition (SI), have dominated the transportation sector (road, locomotive and marine) for many decades. The ability of an I.C. engine to operate efficiently over a wide range of speeds and loads, as well as its good drivability, have been major contributing factors to this dominance over other thermal engines. It is not surprising then that research on I.C. engines has been vigorous, both on simulation and experimental bases. Nowadays, the main objectives are the minimization of fuel consumption/CO2 emissions and the mitigation of exhaust pollutants. To this aim, various alternative combustion techniques have been developed, or are under development (e.g., direct injection SI engines, HCCI operation etc.); various internal and after-treatment exhaust measures are also being examined.
One particular aspect of (automotive) engines is dynamic operation, being responsible for the largest amount of emitted pollutants; acknowledging this fact, the certification (both driving and engine) cycles for all kinds of vehicles are highly transient.
Another significant aspect of modern engines is their supercharging, realized mainly through various turbocharging configurations. Today, turbocharging an I.C. engine is a well-established means for achieving lower CO2 emission targets, as is also the use of hybrid electric powertrains.
In parallel, the use of alternative fuels and biofuels has boomed in the last few decades, as these have proven to be promising in limiting carbonaceous pollutants emissions, while, at the same time, providing a positive CO2 balance.
The present Special Issue of Energies aims to gather innovative simulations and experimental research, and highlight recent advances on various aspects of internal combustion engine operation, such as those mentioned above. More specifically, topics of interest for the Special Issue include (but are not limited to):
- Combustion mechanisms in spark and compression ignition engines;
- Fuel injection and spray formation;
- Pollutants formation (particulate matter, NOx, CO, HC, noise);
- Exhaust after-treatment systems (three-way catalysts, oxidation catalysts, diesel and gasoline particulate filters, SCR, NOx adsorbers);
- Internal measures for emission control (EGR, water injection, etc);
- Performance and emissions during certification (driving and engine) cycles;
- Transient engine operation;
- Alternative fuels and biofuels effects on engine performance and emissions (ethanol, butanol, biodiesel, dimethylether, Fischer Tropsch, etc.);
- Recent advances in internal combustion engines experimentation;
- Novel combustion systems (HCCI, PCCI and RCCI);
- Hybrid electric engine operation;
- Second-law analysis of engines.
Prof. Dr. Evangelos Giakoumis
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