Clean Combustion Engine Lab

Clean Combustion Engine Lab

  • The Clean Combustion Lab aims to develop sustainable heat engines with improved efficiency and reduced exhaust pollutant emissions by using innovative technologies 

  • The state-of-the-art advanced engine test facility is equipped with the following:

    • Test Engines: single-cylinder research engines and multi-cylinder engines running in single-cylinder mode

    • Engine Dynamometers: double-ended direct current, alternating current, and eddy current dynos 

    • Fuels: diesel, gasoline, biofuels, and blends

    • Independent and adaptive control systems for air management (such as boost, temperature, back pressure) and fuel management (such as multiple-injections, dual-fuel applications)

    • RT-FPGA-based control hardware

    • Injection test bench and long-tube setup for fuel rate of injection measurement

    • High-speed high-intensity LED lighting system, in-cylinder combustion imaging

    • Constant volume combustion chambers for combustion and fuel injection studies

    • Full range of emission analysis equipment including direct in-cylinder gas sampling

    • Flow bench for simulating engine exhaust gas for after-treatment tests

  • The lab engages in research focused on:

    • Low-temperature combustion using innovative combustion methods and controls

    • Combustion control strategies using multiple injections, heat release analysis, exhaust gas recirculation

    • Active flow after treatment

    • Combustion diagnosis and modeling

    • Bio-fuels such as bio-diesel, bio-alcohol in dual-fuel blend or in pure state

    • High-power spark ignition with corona and multi-coil systems and output energy characterization

To get involved with the Clean Combustion Engine Lab

Contact: Dr. Ming Zheng
Department of Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering 
519-253-3000, Ext. 2636

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