Simulation on single cylinder diesel engine and estimation of engine performance using AVL Boost software

  • 1 Faculty of Transport, Department of Engines and Transport Equipment, University of Ruse “An. Kanchev”, Ruse, Bulgaria


The simulation and computational development of modelling for the research is use the commercial Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) of AVL Boost software. In this research, the one dimensional (1D) CFD modelling of four-stroke direct injection diesel engine is developed. The analysis of the model is fluid flow and combustion performance process in the engine cylinder. In this model it can to know the diesel engine performance effect with simulation and modelling in any speed (rpm) parameters before to do the physically development, so it can do the new engine design components with the economic material and time. The model simulation covers the full engine cycle consisting of intake, compression, power and exhaust. The simulation result highlighted energetically and economic performance of the engine.



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