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 language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2009|
|Event||SAE World Congress and Exhibition - Detroit, MI, United States|
Duration: Apr 20 2009 → Apr 20 2009
|Other||SAE World Congress and Exhibition|
|Period||4/20/09 → 4/20/09|