Event Title

Maximizing the Efficiency of an E-85 Fueled Single Cylinder Engine

Location

CSU 204

Start Date

4-4-2011 1:30 PM

End Date

4-4-2011 3:00 PM

Student's Major

Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentor's Name

Bruce Jones

Mentor's Department

Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Description

The focus of this research is to study the effects of raising the volumetric efficiency of an E-85 fueled, 4- stroke, single cylinder engine via means of turbocharging. With the increasing demand for efficient engines, this study coincides with what all major auto manufacturers are doing. Small displacement, turbocharged engines are becoming more and more prevalent in today‘s automotive world because of their excellent power output-to-displacement ratio and we were able to study and verify the reasons why these kinds of engines are becoming more popular. Pro/Engineer 3D modeling software was used to model parts of a turbo system to be installed on a 510cc single cylinder engine. The 3D models were then imported into CFDesign software to analyze airflow characteristics through various parts of the turbo system. After the pieces were modeled and analyzed using computer software, the system was implemented on the 510cc engine and tested on a Superflow SF-902 engine dynamometer. To better control the combustion process, electronic fuel injection and ignition systems were used to allow precise adjustments to the amount of fuel entering the engine and when it is ignited.

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Apr 4th, 1:30 PM Apr 4th, 3:00 PM

Maximizing the Efficiency of an E-85 Fueled Single Cylinder Engine

CSU 204

The focus of this research is to study the effects of raising the volumetric efficiency of an E-85 fueled, 4- stroke, single cylinder engine via means of turbocharging. With the increasing demand for efficient engines, this study coincides with what all major auto manufacturers are doing. Small displacement, turbocharged engines are becoming more and more prevalent in today‘s automotive world because of their excellent power output-to-displacement ratio and we were able to study and verify the reasons why these kinds of engines are becoming more popular. Pro/Engineer 3D modeling software was used to model parts of a turbo system to be installed on a 510cc single cylinder engine. The 3D models were then imported into CFDesign software to analyze airflow characteristics through various parts of the turbo system. After the pieces were modeled and analyzed using computer software, the system was implemented on the 510cc engine and tested on a Superflow SF-902 engine dynamometer. To better control the combustion process, electronic fuel injection and ignition systems were used to allow precise adjustments to the amount of fuel entering the engine and when it is ignited.

Recommended Citation

Foley, Bill and Colter Marcks. "Maximizing the Efficiency of an E-85 Fueled Single Cylinder Engine." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 4, 2011.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2011/oral-session-08/1