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Faculty of Marine Engineering, Maritime University of Szczecin, ul. Waly Chrobrego 1-2, 70-500 Szczecin, Poland
Dr. Jarosław Myśków
Faculty of Marine Engineering, Maritime University of Szczecin, ul. Waly Chrobrego 1-2, 70-500 Szczecin, Poland
Faculty of Marine Engineering, Maritime University of Szczecin, ul. Waly Chrobrego 1-2, 70-500 Szczecin, Poland
Faculty of Marine Engineering, Maritime University of Szczecin, ul. Waly Chrobrego 1-2, 70-500 Szczecin, Poland

Safety, Reliability and Effectiveness of Internal Combustion Engines

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Dear Colleagues,

Despite the growth of renewable energy capacities, internal combustion engines (ICE) will probably remain the main source of propulsion in transport and other industries. New technologies are developed to improve and reduce the ICE’s economic and environmental impacts, its construction and operating procedures included. It forces continuous improvement of the ICE’s effectiveness, safety and reliability. This article collection aims at bringing together research on how to identify, rectify and verify the effective, safe and reliable operation of different ICEs types. We welcome original research and review papers. This topic covers, in particular:

• Genesis, assessment and prediction ICE’s effectiveness, safety and reliability;

• Application of new methods, algorithms and heuristics for ICE’s effectiveness, safety and reliability analysis including AI, FEM, CFD, ALT;

• Development of new and improved protection systems for ICEs;

• Mitigation of new risks connected with the application of modern fuels including hydrogen, ammonia and methanol;

• Prevention of failures, breakdowns, fires and explosions;

• Prevention of incidents and accidents including pollution, damages, injuries, poisoning and death;

• Training and education in effective and safe operation;

• Application of procedures for more effective, safer and more reliable operation of ICEs;

• Development of modern condition monitoring systems;

• Root cause analysis of ICE’s failure case studies.

Prof. Dr. Leszek Chybowski
Dr. Jarosław Myśków
Dr. Przemysław Kowalak
Dr. Andrzej Jakubowski
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Keywords

  • Internal combustion engine
  • diesel engine
  • effective, safe and reliable operation
  • fault tolerance
  • condition monitoring
  • accident analysis and modelling
  • reliability-centered maintenance
  • accident and incident prevention
  • risk, safety and reliability assessment
  • alternative fuels
  • human factor and human-centered design

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
Energies
energies
3.2 5.5 2008 16.1 Days CHF 2600 Submit
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering
jmse
2.9 3.7 2013 15.4 Days CHF 2600 Submit
Safety
safety
1.9 3.3 2015 29.6 Days CHF 1800 Submit
Sensors
sensors
3.9 6.8 2001 17 Days CHF 2600 Submit
Processes
processes
3.5 4.7 2013 13.7 Days CHF 2400 Submit

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Particles Morphology of Mechanically Generated Oil Mist Mixtures of SAE 40 Grade Lubricating Oil with Diesel Oil in the Context of Explosion Risk in the Crankcase of a Marine Engine
by Leszek Chybowski, Marcin Szczepanek, Katarzyna Gawdzińska and Oleh Klyus
Energies 2023, 16(9), 3915; https://doi.org/10.3390/en16093915 - 05 May 2023
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This article presents research results on mechanically generated oil mists. The research was carried out for oil mixtures for the Agip/Eni Cladium 120 SAE 40 API CF oil for industrial and marine engines diluted with diesel oil Orlen Efecta Diesel Bio at diesel [...] Read more.
This article presents research results on mechanically generated oil mists. The research was carried out for oil mixtures for the Agip/Eni Cladium 120 SAE 40 API CF oil for industrial and marine engines diluted with diesel oil Orlen Efecta Diesel Bio at diesel oil concentrations of 2%, 5%, 10%, 20%, and 50% m/m. Pure lubricating oil and pure diesel oil were also tested. Droplet size distributions were determined for the reference moment at which residual discrepancies R between the measurement data and the sprayed pure diesel oil calculation model obtained the lowest value. For mechanically generated oil mists, the light transmission coefficient through the oil mist T, the specific surface area of the oil mist SSA, and the volumetric share of drops DV(V%) for 10%, 50%, and 90% of the total volume of the generated oil mist were determined. The span of the volumetric distributions of droplet sizes SPAN, Sauter mean diameter D[3,2], De Brouckere mean diameter D[4,3], the volumetric and mass percentage of droplets with diameters ≤5 μm (diameters necessary for a crankcase explosion), the minimum difference between the measurement results, and the calculation model used by the residual error measuring device were determined. The best fit in each measurement cycle (the smallest R value was analyzed. For specific indicators, correlations with diesel oil levels in the mixture were determined using the Pearson rXY linear correlation coefficient. Those results confirmed an increase in smaller-diameter droplets, an increase in the number of droplets with diameters up to 5 μm, and an increase in the span of the oil mist droplet diameter distribution with additional diesel oil. This confirmed a relationship between an increased lubricating oil dilution and an increased explosion risk in the crankcase. Full article
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The Non-Uniformity Control Strategy of a Marine High-Speed Diesel Engine Based on Each Cylinder’s Exhaust Temperature
by Liangtao Xie, Sicong Sun and Fei Dong
Processes 2023, 11(4), 1068; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr11041068 - 02 Apr 2023
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To improve the non-uniformity of a multi-cylinder marine diesel engine caused by manufacturing assembly errors and performance degradation of the fuel injection system, with the instantaneous speed applied as the control target, the feedback variable of each cylinder’s exhaust temperature was used to [...] Read more.
To improve the non-uniformity of a multi-cylinder marine diesel engine caused by manufacturing assembly errors and performance degradation of the fuel injection system, with the instantaneous speed applied as the control target, the feedback variable of each cylinder’s exhaust temperature was used to obtain the non-uniformity information and the injection quantity of each cylinder was applied as the control variable; the inhomogeneity control was accomplished by modifying the injection pulse spectrum. The model of AVL Cruise M was established and validated by bench test data. The non-uniformity control strategy based on the instantaneous speed and the exhaust temperature of each cylinder was developed in SIMULINK, and the control effect was compared with the closed-loop control of cylinder pressure by software in-loop simulation. The results showed that the non-uniformity control strategy based on exhaust temperature could significantly improve the uniformity of each cylinder; although the improvement effect was not as great as the non-uniformity control strategy based on cylinder pressure, the cost was significantly reduced, and the practicality and reliability were better. With the closed-loop control of exhaust temperature and instantaneous speed, the CV (Coefficient of Variation) of IMEP (indicated effective pressure) was close to the closed-loop control of cylinder pressure; the maximum occurred at 25% load when it was 0.199%. This co-simulation provided a theoretical basis for the subsequent hardware-in-the-loop simulation and actual engine tests. Full article
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