Particle and gaseous emission characteristics of a formula SAE race car engine

A. C. Ragatz, J. J. Swanson, D. B. Kittelson, W. F. Watts

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Abstract

The focus of this work was the physical characterization of exhaust aerosol from the University of Minnesota Formula SAE team's engine. This was done using two competition fuels, 100 octane race fuel and E85. Three engine conditions were evaluated: 6000 RPM 75% throttle, 8000 RPM 50% throttle, and 8000 RPM 100% throttle. Dilute emissions were characterized using a Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer (SMPS) and a Condensation Particle Counter (CPC). E85 fuel produced more power and had lower particulate matter emissions at all test conditions, but more fuel was consumed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
EventSAE World Congress and Exhibition - Detroit, MI, United States
Duration: Apr 20 2009Apr 20 2009

Other

OtherSAE World Congress and Exhibition
CountryUnited States
CityDetroit, MI
Period4/20/094/20/09

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