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dc.contributor.advisorMillsaps, Knox
dc.contributor.advisorCowart, Jim
dc.contributor.authorCarr, M. Aaron
dc.dateSep-12
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-14T00:02:19Z
dc.date.available2012-11-14T00:02:19Z
dc.date.issued2012-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/17333
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents the results of an experimental study of the combustion characteristics of algae and camelina derived biofuels as well as the effects of Transient Plasma Ignition in a Compression-Ignition Engine. Testing was conducted for Hydrotreated Renewable Diesel, algae, and benchmarked against F-76 and Diesel #2 fuels as well as Hydrotreated Renewable Jet, camelina, benchmarked against JP-5 across a matrix of constant engine speeds and engine loads in a Detroit Diesel 3-53 legacy engine. A heat release rate analysis and a cycle analysis were performed at each matrix point. The algae and camelina fuels averaged 1.4 Crank Angle Degrees earlier ignition, 2 Crank Angle Degrees longer burn duration, 2.25 atmospheres decrease in Peak Pressure, 1.4 Crank Angle Degrees delay in Angle of Peak Pressure, 0.5 per cent increase in Indicated Mean Effective Pressure, and 6 per cent decrease in Break Specific Fuel Consumption than their petroleum counterpart. A comparison between Diesel #2 at idle was performed between Transient Plasma Ignition Assisted Compression-Ignition and conventional Compression-Ignition. Transient Plasma Ignition averaged a Crank Angle Degree earlier start of combustion, faster pressure rise, but lower Peak Pressures than Compression-Ignition. However, due to failure of the plasma electrode it was not ascertained if this phenomenon is repeatable.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/thecomparisonofh1094517333
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleThe Comparison of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oils With respect to Petroleum Derived Fuels and the Effects of Transient Plasma Ignition in a Compression-Ignition Engineen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineering
dc.subject.authorReciprocating Machineryen_US
dc.subject.authorPiston Engineen_US
dc.subject.authorDiesel Engineen_US
dc.subject.authorCompression Ignitionen_US
dc.subject.authorBiofuelsen_US
dc.subject.authorAlgaeen_US
dc.subject.authorCamelinaen_US
dc.subject.authorHydrotreated Renewable Diesel (HRD)en_US
dc.subject.authorHydrotreated Renewable Jet (HRJ)en_US
dc.subject.authorHydrotreated Vegetable Oils (HVO)en_US
dc.subject.authorTransient Plasma Ignition (TPI)en_US
dc.description.serviceEnsign, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science In Mechanical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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