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Today, due to increased efficiency of heavy-duty diesel engines in the global industry, discussion of the performance of these motors, including higher efficiency and lower emissions, is very important. Several methods exist to meet these demands by the diesel engine. Piston bowl geometry deformation strategy is a reliable method for achieving pollutants of lower nitrogen oxides (Nox) and soot and higher yield. This paper has used Converge software to model the CFD for the performance of a Caterpillar 3401 engine with three different piston bowl geometries and various depths and chamfers for one of the geometries. The compression, inlet temperature, and pressure ratio are assumed to be constant. The results of efficiency and pollution of the engine are presented at all stages for analysis, comparisons, and conclusions. The results show that the cylindrical piston bowl geometry has a proper performance in terms of efficiency and the pollutions produced.
Heavy-duty diesel engine, CFD numerical modelling, Efficiency and emissions
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