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Application of zerodimensional thermodynamic model for predicting combustion parameters of CI engine fuelled with biodieseldiesel blends
Hariram V. ^{a} ^{,} * , Bharathwaaj R. ^{b}
^{a} Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science, Hindustan University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India ^{b} Department of Mechanical Engineering, S.A. Engineering college, Chennai, India
Received 30 March 2016; revised 10 August 2016; accepted 25 August 2016
KEYWORDS
Zerodimensional model; Combustion; Heat release; Rate of pressure rise
Abstract Biodiesel from nonedible vegetable oil seems to be a promising alternate for petrodiesel in the present energy scenario. This study analyses the experimental and theoretical effects on the blends of Bee Wax biodiesel with straight diesel on combustion parameters. A zerodimensional mathematical model is developed to analyse the rise in incylinder pressure along with Wiebie’s heat release correlations, ignition delay, gas dynamics model, heat transfer model and frictional model. The combustion parameters include incylinder pressure rise, net heat release and rate of pressure rise are investigated and found to be higher for straight diesel and deteriorated with the increase in blends of BWB. The theoretical simulation also supports the experimental data with constant injec tion timing, speed and compression ratio.
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1. Introduction
Honey and beekeeping have a long history in India with oldest records in the form of paintings by prehistoric man in the rock shelters. With the development of civilization, honey acquired a unique status in the lives of human beings. The recent past has witnessed a revival of the industry in the rich forest regions along the subHimalayan mountain ranges and the Western Ghats, where it has been practiced in its simplest form. Several natural plant species provide nectar and pollen to honey bees.
Thus, the raw material for production of honey is available free from nature. Beehives neither demand additional land space nor do compete with agriculture or animal husbandry for any input. Beekeeping constitutes a resource of sustainable income generation to the rural and tribal farmers providing valuable nutrition in the form of honey, protein rich pollen, brood and beehive wax. During the 1980s, an estimated one million beehives had been functioning under various schemes of the Khadi and Vil lage Industries Commission with the development of apicul ture using the indigenous bee, Apis cerana, Apis mellifera, which gained popularity in Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Hima chal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Ben gal. Wild honey bee colonies of the giant honey bee and the oriental beehive have also been exploited for collection of
* Corresponding author. Email address: connect2hariram@gmail.com (V. Hariram). Peer review under responsibility of Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University.
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Nomenclature
h 
crank angle (in ) 
Cr 
compression ratio 
Crl 
connecting rod length 
V _{s}_{w}_{e}_{p}_{t} 
swept volume (in mm ^{3} ) 
BDC 
bottom dead centre 
TDC 
top dead centre 
D 
bore diameter (in mm) 
l 
stroke length (in mm) 
DI 
direct injection 
C–H–O 
carbon hydrogen oxygen equilibrium system 
FTT 
ﬁnite temperature thermodynamics model 
bTDC 
before top dead centre 
EGT 
exhaust gas temperature in degree celsius 
U 
internal energy (in joules) 
W 
work done (in kW) 
C _{v}
x
t
_{i}
t
_{g}
speciﬁc heat at constant volume (in kJ/kg K)
mass fraction starting time of injection (in s) starting of combustion (in s) stagnation pressure (in bar)
speciﬁc heat ratios for gasses coefﬁcient of heat transfer (in W/m ^{2} )
velocity of gasses (in m/s) mean piston speed (in mm/s)
p
k
h
t
V _{p}
BWB 10 beeswax biodiesel 10% straight diesel 90%
BWB 20 beeswax biodiesel 20% straight diesel 80%
_{o}
_{c}
CA 
crank angle (in ) 
HRR 
heat release rate (in J/CA) 
honey. Both natural and cultivated vegetations in India consti tute an immense potential for development of beekeeping. About 500 ﬂowering plant species have been identiﬁed as major and minor sources of nectar and pollen. In the recent years the exotic honey bee has been introduced representing a wide variety of bee fauna that can be utilized for the devel opment of honey industry in the country. There are several types of indigenous and traditional hives including logs, clay pots, wall niches, baskets and boxes of different sizes and shapes. India, potentially produces about 120 million bee colo nies discharging over 1.2 million tons of honey and 15,000 tons of beeswax. Organized collection of forest honey and beeswax using improved methods results in an additional production of at least 120,000 tons of honey and 10,000 tons of beeswax [22]. Internal combustion engines, mainly compression ignition engines are used in transportation industries. They are also used in power production and agricultural applications as well. CI engines operate at relatively higher efﬁciency when com pared with spark ignition engines, due to their higher compres sion ratio. Currently, investigations are carried out to reduce the diesel emission and provide cleaner and more efﬁcient engine systems. Biodiesels will be a key in achieving the above goal and thermodynamic simulation of the internal combus tion engines providing enhanced knowledge to understand and conﬁgure new engines technologies. Simulation is the process of creating a virtual system to understand the properties of real time system without physical interventions. The development in the ﬁeld of computers has opened the doors of computational environment. Diesel engine simulation models are classiﬁed into three categories, namely zerodimensional single zone models, quasidimensional multi zone models and multidimensional models in which zero dimensional models provide the essence of thermodynamic property of a system modelled. On the other hand, the multidimensional models resolve the space of modelled system on a ﬁne grid thus providing special information. However, computational time and coding constraints keep this model away from consistently using them indesign optimization pro cess. Combustion process of compression ignition engine is a complicated phenomenon based on thermodynamic models that incorporate the energy equation for closed system and
species conservation equation that predicts the heat release pattern and pressure of the system. Working ﬂuid undergoes a continuous change in its thermodynamic state through the series of the engine operational cycles which mainly consists of constant pressure suction, adiabatic compression, constant pressure combustion, isentropic expansion and constant pres sure exhaust events where the thermodynamic states are to be computed with the help of programs for diesel operating cycle. Many researchers conducted experiments based on mathe matically modelling of engine fuelled with biodiesel for pre dicting the performance and combustion parameters. A few of them are discussed below. Ramadhas et al. studied the the oretical model for rubber seed oil methyl ester fuelled engine and analysed effect of relative air fuel ratio and compression ratio on the engine performance for different fuels. They used single zone thermodynamic model for predicting the perfor mance of compression ignition engine by considering funda mental assumption about cylinder charge, speciﬁc heats to solve energy equation and also Hohenberg equation in heat transfer [1] . Raut theoretically modelled a compression ignition engine depending on the characteristics of fuel using thermodynamic model for predicting the properties of working substance in suction, compression, power and exhaust strokes during the engine operation. The model predicted the performance of compression ignition engine in terms of brake power and brake thermal efﬁciency for all fuels and also calculated the volume as a function of crank angle by taking cylinder bore, stroke length of the engine and length of the connecting rod. The author used Wiebie heat release model to analyse the heat release pattern of the engine and Pﬂaum equation to predict the heat transfer coefﬁcient and heat lost to the walls of the engine [14] . Rakopoulos et al. elaborated the two zone models for DI diesel engine with the use of mass, energy and state equations for determining the local temperature and pressure. Also, the author applied chemical equilibrium scheme for C– H–O system to predict the exhaust gas composition and used simulation model for various loads and compression ratios along with Annand’s equation for determining the heat trans fer coefﬁcient. The authors have also elaborated the use of fuel
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spray model, air entertainment model for two zone application and sensitivity analysis discussing their procedure [5]. Gonica et al. reported the effect of engine load and biodie sel concentration on the performance of diesel engine running with dieselbiodiesel blends using theoretical model based ﬁnite temperature thermodynamic (FTT) approach which was based on temperature dependent variable speciﬁc heats. The applica tion of FTT was intensely discussed for compression ignition engine and exhibited a linear increase in power for varying loads at constant engine operating parameters [11] . Gogoi and Baruah simulated a single zone combustion model for pre dicting the performance of CI engine fuelled with biodiesel blends. They analysed the effect of compression ratio and engine speed on BP and BTE with Karanja biodiesel blends. The model prediction resulted in exhibiting similar trend for biodiesel concentration up to 50% and showed better perfor mance with 60% blend ratio [21] . Canakci, experimentally investigated the inﬂuence of using biodiesel blends on performance, combustion and emission characteristics in compression ignition engines in which, the brake speciﬁc fuel consumption increased with the addition of biodiesel on comparison with straight diesel [15] . Patil devel oped a thermodynamic model for predicting the performance of CI engine fuelled with diesel and POME biodiesel blends using MATLAB and studied its empirical simulation [19] . Sivalingam et al. validated the combustion and emission parameters of direct injection CI engine fuelled with blends of bioethanol emulsion. Incylinder pressure, ignition delay, NO _{x} and smoke were determined and compared with mathe matically simulated results at all loads. The results exhibited a marginal 5% variation between the experimental and theo retical data with diesel fuel and 3% variation with biodiesel operations.
In this present work, zero dimensional thermodynamic model was developed to analyse the incylinder pressure, rate of heat release and rate of pressure rise to understand the com bustion behaviour of the DI CI engine and the same was val idated using biodiesel obtained from wax esters of Apis melifera (honey bee).
2. Materials and methods
In the present experimental investigation, biodiesel was obtained from wax esters of Apis melifera (honey bee). Since honey bees are grown commercially for the production of honey, the source of raw material is sustainable. In the process of extracting wax from the beehive, honey bees were not killed leaving the ecological balance undisturbed. Commercially, honey bees are domesticated for honey and wax is obtained as the byproduct of domestication process which makes it more reliable and renewable. The test engine used for this experimental investigation is direct injection compression igni tion Kirloskar 240PE test engine equipped with eddy current dynamometer having 87.5 mm and 110 mm as bore and stroke length respectively with capacity of 661 cc that delivers 3.5 kW at 1500 rpm. The schematic diagram of the test rig is shown in Fig. 1 with pressure, temperature, crank angle, airﬂow and fuel ﬂow measuring instruments and the test engine speciﬁcation is given in Table 1. A high speed data acquisition system (DAS) is used in the experimental setup to transmit and analyse the data. Many ways have been devised to extract, reﬁne and lighten the colour of beeswax. A widely preferred method is pressur ized extraction method in which the beeswax is maintained at 90 C under water at pressurized condition to melt the
Figure 1 Schematic diagram of experimental setup.
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Table 1 Engine speciﬁcations. 
Table 3 Composition of beeswax. 

Description 
Speciﬁcations 
Composition of beeswax 
In % 
Make Model Bore diameter Stroke length Rated power Injection timing Connecting rod length Capacity Speed Compression ratio Loading type Load cell Pressure sensor Temperature sensor 
Kirloskar 240PE/four stroke 87.5 mm 110 mm 3.5 kW@1500 rpm 23 bTDC 230 mm 661 cc 1500 rpm 
Acid esters 
4 
Diesters 
6 

Triesters 
3 

Free alcohols 
1 

Cerotic acid 
4.4 

Lacceryl palmitate 
2 

Lignoric acid 
1 

Melissic acid 
2 

Montanic acid 
2.6 

17.5:1 
Myricyl palmitate 
23 

Eddy current dynamometer 0–50 kg, stain gauge type 0–350 bar K Type, PT 100, RTD thermocouple 
Myricyl cerotate 
12 

Myricyl hypogaeate 
12 

Psyllic acid 
1.5 

Hydrocarbons 
13.5 
wax into liquid form. Acidic medium was prepared by adding 5% sulphuric acid to water containing processed beeswax to lighten the colour and increase the yield of liquid beeswax called slumgum. 5% of hydrogen peroxide was mixed to the slumgum to avoid bleaching action and later recovered. The biodiesel from beeswax was obtained by two stage transesteriﬁcation process. The primary stage comprises of acid catalysed esteriﬁcation with the molar ratio of 1:2:0.04 of wax, methanol and concentrated hydrochloric acid for reducing the free fatty acid content from 14.5% to >2%. Base catalysed esteriﬁcation with methanol and sodium hydroxide was followed with treated wax ester. The yield of biodiesel was 85% at molar ratio of 1:0.25, reaction temperature of 60 C, for NaOH concentration of 0.02% by weight. The prop erties of biodiesel were studied with respect to diesel and tab ulated in Table 2 and the composition of Beeswax biodiesel is given in Table 3. BWB showed higher kinematic viscosity at 40 C, which was determined to be 3.5 mm ^{2} /s whereas for straight diesel, the kinematic viscosity was noticed to be 2.6 mm ^{2} /s. However, BWBDiesel blends showed an increase in kinematic viscosity (i.e.) BWB10 and BWB20 exhibited 2.69 mm ^{2} /s and 2.78 mm ^{2} /s respectively. The caloriﬁc value of BWB, BWB10 and BWB20 also showed a similar trend with variations between 44.8 MJ/kg and 44.1 MJ/kg for blends of BWB. Density at 15 C of the BWB was found to be 880 kg/m ^{3} which is higher by 2.3% than straight diesel and the increase in blend ratio resulted in grad ual increase in density of the fuel. Cetane number of the bio diesel was determined using molecular weight from Gas
Chromatography Mass Spectrometry analysis and by employ ing the Iodine Value and Saponiﬁcation value relations
respectively, where D is the number
of double bond, A _{i} is mass composition from GC/MS result and MW _{i} is the molecular weight. Cetane number of the BWB was found to be 48 whereas the value for the straight die sel lies between 46 and 53. When the BWB was blended with diesel, the Cetane number was found to be lying between 50 and 49 for BWB10 and BWB20 respectively. The cloud and pour point of beeswax biodiesel was found to be 12 C and 15 C which was lower on comparison with straight diesel. At lower temperature, especially in northern parts of India, clogging of fuel ﬁlter and fuel injector takes place which can be overcome by installing fuel line heaters as well as by adding pour point additive such as ethylene glycol up to 1.5% of the biodiesel by volume.
^{P} 254 DXA _{i} _{a}_{n}_{d} ^{P} 560 A _{i}
MW _{i}
MW _{i}
2.1. Mathematical modelling
2.1.1. Engine kinematics model
The fundamental geometry of reciprocating piston engine is shown in Fig. 2. Using the engine kinematics model volume every crank angle can be calculated by solving [20]
Vð hÞ ¼ V _{s}_{w}_{e}_{p}_{t}
V swept ¼ p
_{4} D ^{2} l
2
4
Cr Cr 1
_{} 1 cos 2h
2
1
^{þ} 2
ﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ 3
s
2
_{2} Crl
l
sin ^{2} h 5 ð 1Þ
ð 2Þ
Table 2 Physiochemical properties of straight diesel and biodiesel blends.
Property 
ASTM standards 
Diesel 
BWB 
BWB 10 
BWB20 
Kinematic viscosity at 40 C (mm ^{2} /s) Cetane number Caloriﬁc value (MJ/kg) Density at 15 C (kg/m ^{3} ) Flash point ( C) Carbon residue (%) Acid value, mg KOH Iodine value Cloud point ( C) Pour point ( C) 
3.5–5 
2.6 
3.5 
2.69 
2.78 
– 
51 
48 
50.7 
50.4 

– 
45.5 
38.5 
44.8 
44.1 

860–900 
860 
880 
862 
864 

– 
45 
110 
57 
63 

– 
0.17 
0.04 
– 
– 

<0.8 
0.35 
0.4 
– 
– 

– 
– 
121 
– 
– 

– 
34 
12 
31 
29 

– 
40 
15 
37 
35 
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Figure 2 Engine kinematics.
where V _{s}_{w}_{e}_{p}_{t} is volume displaced by engine when piston moves from BDC to TDC in mm ^{3} , D represents cylinder bore diam eter in mm, while l is stroke length of the engine in mm, Crl is length of connecting rod in mm. Cr represents the compression ratio, Crl represents the length of connecting rod in mm and h is crank angle in radians. The ﬁrst derivative of Eq. (1) gives the change in cylinder volume for change in crank angle.
dV ¼ V swept
dh
2
2
6
4
3
7
q ﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ sin h _{5}
1
sin 2h
2
_{2} Crl
l
^{} ^{2} sin ^{2} h
ð 3Þ
2.1.2. Zero dimensional combustion model
The thermodynamic or ﬂuid dynamic model was developed based on energy conservation or complete analysis of ﬂuid motion in the cylinder predicting the performance and com bustion characteristics of the engine. Zero dimensional model predicts and analyses the characteristics of thermodynamic properties of the engine solving energy equations whereas multidimensional momentum conservation equations allow to visualize the gas ﬂow and combustion products. Therefore, Zero dimensional model is suitable for observing the effects of variation in heat release rate and incylinder pressure parame ters of engine operation. The zerodimensional model [2,19] used in the study was based on the ﬁrst law of thermodynamics applied to a closed cycle for duration when both the inlet and exhaust valves are closed (i.e. for the period of combustion). The energy equation for above process is written as
dQ _{c} _{} dQ _{h} _{¼} dU _{þ} dW
dh
dh
dh
dh
ð 4Þ
where ^{d}^{Q} ^{c} denotes the heat generated by the fuel due to com
d
h
bustion, ^{d}^{Q} ^{h} represents heat transferred to walls by the means of in cylinder gasses. ^{d}^{U} describes the change in internal energy of the system while ^{d}^{W} gives the rate of work transferred from the system. The above equation signiﬁes the net heat release rate which is deﬁned as difference between heat generated by the fuel due to combustion and heat that is convicted to the cylinder walls due to in cylinder gasses. Eq. (4) is rearranged as
dQ _{c} _{} dQ _{h}
5Þ
d
h
dh
d
h
dT
dh
þ p ^{d}^{V} dh
dh
dh
¼ MC _{v}
ð
The rate of change of internal energy of the system is a function of temperature. Here, M , C _{v} , T, p and V are in cylinder instantaneous mass, speciﬁc heat of gases at constant volume, instantaneous temperature, incylinder pressure at the given instant of crank angle and instantaneous volume respectively.
2.1.3. Heat release model
In this present study, the combustion model was developed based on equally distributed heat release phenomena (i.e. heat is liberated evenly from all the areas of the combustion cham ber). Since single zone combustion model predominantly give the accurate results in case of constant pressure combustion, Wiebie’s function was employed to determine the mass frac tion of the fuel burnt and which in turn applied for ﬁnding the heat release rate due to combustion of fuel. Wiebie corelation for predicting heat release rate is expressed as [13]
x _{b} ð hÞ ¼ 1 exp
"
a
h h _{o} Dh
^{} mþ1
#
ð 6Þ
where x _{b} denotes mass fraction of fuel burnt at given crank angle h, Dh represents the duration of combustion, ‘‘a ” is a parameter that symbolizes the completion of combustion. Wie bie assumed x _{m}_{a}_{x} as 0.99; hence, value of ‘‘ a” is taken as 6.908. ‘‘m ” is the parameter that delineates the rate of combustion.
When Eq. (6) is differentiated once with respect to x and mul tiplied with ^{Q} ^{a}^{v} , gives the relation for determining the heat release rate as [16]
Dh
dQ _{c}
dh
¼ að m þ 1Þ
Q
av
h h _{o}
Dh
D
h
m
"
exp a
h h _{o}
D
h
^{} mþ1
#
ð 7Þ
Here Q _{a}_{v} is average heat release rate.
2.1.4. Ignition delay model
Ignition delay is termed as the time difference between start of injection of fuel and start of combustion. Physical delay and chemical delay are two broad classiﬁcations of delay period that occurs in CI combustion. Ignition delay was calculated as a function of air fuel mixture temperature, pressure that accounts for physical delay and airfuel equivalence ratio, fuel properties that characterize the chemical delay. In actual com bustion, ignition delay plays a major role in heat release rates. The empirical correlation developed by Wolfer [3,17] given in Eq. (8) is integrated by RungeKutta method to determine ignition delay period.
^{Z} t g
dt dð p; TÞ ^{¼}
1
^{K} t i Z t g
dt
t
i
pð tÞ
a
exp
A
RTð tÞ
¼ 1
ð 8Þ
t
i
The constant values relevant for direct injection diesel engine are K = 2272, a = 1.19, A/ R = 4650. Where t _{i} is time when injection starts, t _{g} time when combustion starts. K is thermal conductivity, A is activation energy of fuel and R is universal gas constant.
2.1.5. Gas exchange modelling
It is equally necessary to model the intake and exhaust process to push the results towards the actual values. So, intake and exhaust processes are considered as a function of cylinder pres sure and mass ﬂow rate in and out of the engine. By consider ing the gas as ideal and applying the energy equation for exhaust process,
dp
dt ^{¼} ^{k} ^{p} ^{p} N dt
1 dN
^{1}
dV
e
V dt
ð
9Þ
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Similarly for intake process,
dp
10Þ
dt
Here ^{d}^{N} is mass ﬂow rate through the valves which is selected by knowing the critical pressure ratio which is the function of speciﬁc heat ratios ( k ) of the gasses alone. It is given by Eq. (11) .
¼ k _{r}
1 dN
^{1}
dV
i
N dt
dt
V dt
ð
p c ¼
k þ 1
2
ð
k
k
1
Þ
ð 11Þ
Case (i): when pressure ratio p/p _{o} is less than p _{c} , the ﬂow is subsonic and the mass ﬂow rate is given by
dN
dt
dN
dt
¼
A _{v} p
ﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ
v
u
u
t
k
2
RT ð k 1Þ k þ 1
_{} k 1
k
"
p
p
o
k
1
k
1
#
ð
12Þ
Case (ii): when pressure ratio p /p _{o} is greater than p _{c} , the ﬂow is supersonic for this criteria mass ﬂow rate is given by
¼
A _{v} p
ﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ
s
k
2
RT k þ 1
k
k
þ 1
1
ð
13Þ
Here ‘‘ k ” is speciﬁc heat ratios and subscripts p and r denote products and reactants respectively when applied for either cases of inlet and exhaust process. A _{v} is effective valve ﬂow area which depends on the valve lift proﬁle of an engine. p _{o} is stagnation pressure for that particular temperature and p is static pressure in the manifold [7–9] .
2.1.6. Heat transfer model
Since considerable amount of heat is transferred to the atmo sphere by exhaust gases and cooling water by means of convec tion, net work done by the working ﬂuid for entire cycle is
W n ¼ I
p þ ^{D}^{p} DV
2
ð 14Þ
where W _{n} indicates the net work output of the engine, D V is change in volume and Dp is change in pressure due to heat transfer process and it is given by [12]
Dp _{¼} h _{c} A _{s} ð T _{s} T _{f} Þ
ð 15Þ
p
f C v T f
m
DT
where A _{s} is surface area of engine, T _{s} is surface temperature, T _{f} , m _{f} , and C _{v} are temperature, mass and speciﬁc heat ratio of working ﬂuid respectively, and h _{c} is heat transfer coefﬁcient and is determined by any of the following methods.
AshleyCampbell equation : h _{c} ¼ ^{0}^{:} ^{3}^{D} 0: 2 ^{p} ^{0} ^{:} ^{8} ^{#} 0 :8
_{T} _{0} _{:} _{5}
ð 16Þ
where D is bore diameter, p is pressure, # is velocity of gasses and T is temperature.
Sitkei and Ramanaiah equation : h _{c} ¼ 0: 014ð 1 þ bÞ ^{p} 0: 7 ^{V} 0: 8
p
_{T} 0: 5 V
A
ð 17Þ
where b = 0.05–0.10, V _{p} is mean piston speed, and A is area of bore.
Hohenberg equation : h _{c} ¼ ^{1}^{3}^{0}^{p} ^{0}^{:} ^{8} ^{ð} ^{V} ^{p} ^{þ} ^{1}^{:} ^{4}^{Þ} 0: 8
_{T} 0 :5 _{V} 0 : 06
ð
18Þ
Pflaum equation : h _{c} ¼
p
ﬃﬃﬃ
p T f ð v _{p} Þ
ð 19Þ
fð v _{p} Þ ¼ 3 2:57 ½1 e ^{} ^{ð} ^{1}^{:} ^{5} ^{} ^{0} ^{:} ^{4}^{1}^{6}^{V} ^{p} ^{Þ}
20Þ
The above equation is considered as positive when V _{p} is greater than 3.6 m/s. If V _{p} is less than 3.6 m/s, the equation becomes negative.
ð
2.1.7. FMEP model
Due to frictional losses, there is a considerable decrease in the indicated power of the engine due to frictional losses so brake power is dependent on frictional power. In general nine fric tional mean effective pressure (FMEP) losses are considered
[20,10].
Mean effective pressure lost to overcome friction due to gas
pressure.
FMEP1 ¼ 0: 42ð p _{a} p _{i}_{n}_{f} Þ
l
D ^{2}
_{0}_{:}_{0}_{8}_{8} _{C}_{r} 1 :33 0 : 39Vp =100
where p _{i}_{n}_{f} is intake manifold vacuum. MEP absorbed by piston rings.
_{F}_{M}_{E}_{P}_{2} _{¼} _{1}_{0} _{} 0: 377 l npr
D ^{2}
where npr is number of piston rings present. MEP lost due to piston.
FMEP3 ¼ 12: 85 ^{P}^{s}^{l}
100 V _{p}
Dl
1000
^{} 10
ð 21Þ
ð 22Þ
ð 23Þ
where Psl is piston skirt length in mm. Blow by losses.
FMEP4
¼ p
ﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ
^{p} a ^{} ^{p} inf
"
0: 121Cr
0:4
ð 0: 0345 þ 0: 001055CrÞ
where Cr is compression ratio and N is speed. MEP lost by throttling.
FMEP5 ¼ 2: ^{p} _{7}_{5} þ p _{i}_{n}_{f}
e
MEP lost in valve gear.
FMEP6 ¼ 0: 226 30
4N
_{G}_{H} 1: 75
1000
D
^{2}
l
N
1000
1:185
#
ð24Þ
ð
ð
25Þ
26Þ
where G is number of valves and H is intake valve diameter. Pumping loss.
FMEP7 ¼ 0: 0275
N
1000
^{} 1: 5
MEP lost in bearing friction.
FMEP8 ¼ 0: 0564
D
N
l
1000
ð
27Þ
^{ð} ^{2}^{8}^{Þ}
MEP lost in combustion chamber.
FMEP9 ¼
r
ﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ
pimep
11: 45
0: 0915
N
1000
^{} 1 :7
ð
29Þ
where pimep is intake manifold pressure.
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2.2. Combustion chemistry
When a chemical reaction occurs, the bonds within the mole cules of reactants are broken, and atoms and electrons rear range to form products. In combustion reactions, rapid
oxidation of the fuel results in energy release with the forma tion of combustion products. Considering fuel as C _{a} H _{b} O _{c} which is oxidized to form products, the combustion equation
is 
given by 
C 
_{a} H _{b} O _{c} þ xð O _{2} þ 3 :77N _{2} Þ !dCO _{2} þ eH _{2} O þ fN _{2} ð 30 Þ 
The atomic balance of each species in the above C–H–O is given as C: a = d, H: b = 2d, O: 2x = 2 d + e. Stoichiometric air fuel ratio is the amount of air required to completely combust one mole of fuel. The molecular formula of the fuel is determined as C _{1}_{8} H _{3}_{5} O _{2} and therefore, equation for the combustion of the fuel is written as
C _{1}_{8} H _{3}_{5} O _{2} þ að O _{2} þ 3: 77N _{2} Þ !18CO _{2} þ 17: 5H _{2} O þ a 3: 77N _{2}
ð 31 Þ
Hereby considering the oxygen balance 2 + 2 * a = 18 * 2 + 17.5. Solving the above equation gives ‘‘a” as 12.875 (i.e.) 12.875 mol of air is required to completely burn 1 mol of fuel. The above equation is rewritten as
C _{1}_{8} H _{3}_{5} O _{2} þ 12 :875 ð O _{2} þ 3: 77N _{2} Þ ! 18CO _{2} þ 17 :5H _{2} O þ 48 :53N _{2}
ð 32 Þ
Speciﬁc heat is the factor that is dependent upon tempera ture of the combustion chamber. The following relations are be used to determine the speciﬁc heat of the in cylinder gases
For 
400 6 T 6 1600 ; 
Cp ð TÞ ¼ BL þ CL =T 
ð 
33 
Þ 
For 
1600 6 T 6 6000 ; 
Cp ð TÞ ¼ BH þ CH=T 
ð 
34 
Þ 
n 

Cp ¼ ^{X} Cp _{k} N _{k} 
ð 
35 
Þ 
k ¼1
where BL , BH , CL , and CH are constants depending upon the species ‘‘ k ” is number of product species present.
2.3. Fuel spray model (fuel atomization and spray penetration
model)
The fuel jet that emerges out of the nozzle generally forms a coneshaped spray at the tip of the nozzle known as atomiza tion breakup regime, where the fuel is fragmented into smaller
droplets size less then nozzle diameter. For jets in the atomiza tion regime, the spray angle h is given by
tan
h
2 ^{¼}
1
_{A} 4p
q
g
q
l
^{} 1=2
p
ﬃﬃﬃ
3
6
ð
36 Þ
where q _{g} and q _{l} are gas and liquid density of fuel, and A is con stant for given geometry which is normally taken as 4.9. The speed at which the fuel penetrates into the combustion chamber also plays a major role in the mixing of fuel droplets with air. The spray penetration speed is given as
S ¼ 3: 07
Dp
q g
1 =4 ð td _{n} Þ ^{1} ^{=}^{2}
294
T g
^{} 1= 4
ð 37 Þ
where Dp is pressure drop across the nozzle, t is time after the start of injection and d _{n} is nozzle diameter (see Table 4). The simulation was carried out using of MATLAB which divided into four major subroutines such as Ideal cycle simula tion, Fuel cycle simulation, Progressive combustion simulation and Actual cycle simulation. Initially, in Ideal cycle simulation (ICS), air is considered to be working medium to analyse the pressure at different state points by using basic thermodynamic relations. ICS was followed by Fuel Cycle Simulation (FCS) in which fuel properties and adiabatic ﬂame temperature are determined to identify the amount of heat generated by the fuel during the combustion process. The FCS is further modi ﬁed by considering actual combustion where zero dimensional combustion model incorporates the ignition delay equation and Wiebie’s heat release correlation to study the pressure and heat released in the Progressive cycle simulation (PCS). Finally Actual cycle simulation is carried out to eliminate the assumptions made by considering the pressure loss due to heat transfer with the surroundings, pressure lost due to gas
exchange process and frictional losses to obtain pressure crank angle curves. The pressure data thus obtained are simu lated for heat release rate with the equation obtained by apply ing ﬁrst law of thermodynamics to closed system [21] . The details of molecular weight, carbon presence, oxygen and hydrogen content were obtained from the molecular formula derived from the Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry result of beeswax biodiesel along with other thermodynamic
constants [4] .
3. Results and discussion
3.1. Incylinder pressure and rate of heat release
The simulation was carried out using programs coded in latest version MATLAB software where the thermodynamic equa tions are solved to predict the incylinder pressure, net heat release rate and rate of pressure rise for given fuel properties and various engine loads. The experiments were conducted at 0%, 50% and 100% load conditions. Fig. 3 shows the vari ation between incylinder pressure and net heat release for actual and mathematical model running with straight diesel, BWB10 and BWB20 as fuel at 0% load condition. The simu lated results showed higher value than the actual output from the engine. This may be due to static error in the instrument, ambiguity in the calibration of the equipment and due to
Table 4 Simulation data for fuel and air.
Simulation data 
Values 
Molecular weight No of carbon present in fuel No of hydrogen present in fuel No of oxygen present in fuel Universal gas constant (kJ/kg K) Ratio of speciﬁc heats (for air) Speciﬁc heat at constant pressure (for air) (kJ/kg K) Speciﬁc heat at constant volume (for air) (kJ/kg K) Ambient temperature (in K) 
283 
18 

35 

2 

0.287 

1.4 

1.005 

0.718 

300 

Ambient pressure (in bar) 
1.03 
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human errors while obtaining the results from the equipment which are unavoidable. The variations in simulated and exper imental may be also due to assumptions such as air as ideal gas with constant C _{p} and C _{v} values but in realtime scenario, speci ﬁc heat is the function of temperature. Under simulation study, the rate of combustion was considered to be uniform through out the combustion duration, but actually rate of combustion depends on concentration of reactants [18] . It is clearly seen from Fig. 3, that the peak pressure for straight diesel fuel operating at 0% load was around 48 bar whereas the simulated results show the peak pressure of 52.9 bar which accounts to 8% deviation between simulated and experimental results. Similarly, for BWB 10 and BWB 20, experimental peak pressure was found to be 45.9 bar and 44.8 bar respectively whereas the simulated peak pressure was 47.2 bar and 49.6 bar showing the error of 7% and 11% respectively. It was also noticed that peak pressure during sim ulation is shifted away from TDC by 1–2 CAD whereas exper imentally, it comes closer to TDC. In compression ignition engine, pressure is mainly depen dent upon the amount of fuel burnt during premixed combus tion phase. If more fuel is burnt in this phase, then the peak cylinder pressure would be high. In normal case, amount of fuel burning in premixed phase basically depends upon the ignition delay period. If ignition delay is more, then premixed combustion phase is reduced and hence only less amount of fuel is burned in this phase. This in turn reduces the peak pres sure inside the cylinder. Ignition delay is characteristics of combustion that can vary with respect to Cetane number of the fuel. Here in this case, the Cetane number of straight diesel was more than that of BWB10 and BWB20 and hence the curve shows an increased pressure for diesel as 48 bar whereas BWB10 and BWB20 exhibited 45.9 bar and 44.5 bar respectively. Fig. 3 also shows the net heat release rate for all the three fuel blends used. It can be seen that the heat release for diesel is higher than other two blends which may be due to marginal increase in density inﬂuencing fuel droplet atomization and higher latent heat of vaporization of bio fuels and hence it
Figure 3 Incylinder pressure and net heat release comparison for experimental and simulated models of straight diesel, BWB10 and BWB20 blend ratios at 0% load.
vaporizes quickly forming combustible air fuel mixture and instantly burns by absorbing the heat from the premixed com bustion phase. Due to better fuel atomization, enhanced com bustion of fuel leads to maximum heat release of 20.32 J/CA for diesel, 19.78 J/CA for BWB10 and 18.97 J/CA for BWB20 blends. Fig. 4 depicts the comparison of combustion parameters for experimental and predicted results of straight diesel, BWB10 and BWB20 at 50% load operation which exhibits similar trend to that of 0% load operation. It can be noticed from the Fig. 4 which shows the increase in pressure from 48.08 bar to 60.14 bar for straight diesel, from 45 bar to 57.29 bar for BWB10 and 45 to 66.15 bars for BWB20 which may be due to Ignition delay depending incylinder pressure, temperature and spray atomization. The increase in in cylinder pressure results in reduction in physical period of igni tion resulting in maximum fuel burning in the premixed com bustion phase. This effect raises the overall temperature of the combustion chamber and leads to steady state heat release dur ing the diffused combustion phase. Another reason being higher caloriﬁc value of straight diesel compared to BWB10 and BWB20 resulting in better rate of heat release. In case of 50% load and 0% load operation of the engine, the heat release rate of BWB10 shows a slight increase than that of die sel which also may be due to additional oxygen content in the BWB10 blend and increase in ignition delay for lower loads. Fig. 5 shows the variations in the experimental and simu lated results of incylinder pressure and net heat release rates for straight diesel, BWB10 and BWB20 operating at 100% load. At this operating condition, the pressure was found to be increased up to 69 bar for diesel and 67 bar for BWB10 and 65 bar for BWB20 blends which may be due to increase in the engine load to the maximum extent which draws higher power accordingly. During this period, the incylinder temper ature and exhaust gas temperature rise to a considerable extent reducing the chemical delay phase of the ignition delay period and hence early premixed combustion occurs which shows the drastic rise in pressure and heat release of the engine. At 100%
Figure 4 Incylinder pressure and net heat release comparison for experimental and simulated models of straight diesel, BWB10 and BWB20 blend ratios at 50% load.
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load operation, the effect of oxygen on combustion showed negligible effect which may be due to increase in incylinder temperature leading to formation of monoatomic oxygen hav ing tendency to oxidize with carbon and nitrogen molecules present in the air fuel mixture leading to the formation carbonmonoxide and oxides of nitrogen in the exhaust across all biodiesel blends. Exhaust gas temperature (EGT) is a phe nomenon which describes the extent of combustion inside the combustion chamber. High EGT signiﬁes complete oxidization of air–fuel mixture along with emission such as oxides of car bon and nitrogen. In the present scenario, EGT of diesel is higher when compared with the other blends of BWB10 and BWB20 which may be due better combustible and high ﬂammability properties of straight diesel on comparison with BWB10 and BWB20 blend ratios.
3.2. Rate of pressure rise
Fig. 6 shows the rate of pressure rise for experimental and sim ulated values of engine fuelled with straight diesel, BWB10 and BWB20 at 0% load condition, where the rate of pressure rise was found to be 1.1 bar for diesel and 0.8 bar for BWB10 and 1.1 bar for BWB20 when compared with theoretical data which show 1.21 bar, 1 bar, and 1.16 bar for straight diesel, BWB10 and BWB20 respectively with an average of 7–9% variation in experimental and theoretical results. Fig. 7 depicts the changes in rate of pressure rise for modelled and experi mental results for straight diesel, and BWB10 and BWB20 at 50% load operation which shows a signiﬁcant increase on BWB20 for both simulated and experimental results on com parison with 0% load condition which may be due higher latent heat of vaporization and lower combustion duration. Fig. 8 shows the comparison between rate of pressure rise for straight diesel, BWB10 and BWB20 for experimental and simulated model at 100% load operations which exhibits a higher value of 6.4 bar, 5.68 bar and 5.53 bar for straight die sel, BWB10 and BWB20 blend ratio. It can be seen that the rate of pressure rise lies very close between BWB10 and BWB20 due to their marginal variation in density which leads
Figure 5 Incylinder pressure and net heat release comparison for experimental and simulated models of straight diesel, BWB10 and BWB20 blend ratios at 100% load.
Figure 6 Rate of pressure rise comparison for experimental and simulated models of straight diesel, BWB10 and BWB20 blend ratios at 0% load.
Figure 7 Rate of pressure rise comparison for experimental and simulated models of straight diesel, BWB10 and BWB20 blend ratios at 50% load.
Figure 8 Rate of pressure rise comparison for experimental and simulated models of straight diesel, BWB10 and BWB20 blend ratios at 100% load.
to better atomization of the fuel particles in the combustion chamber [6] . It can be also noted that the rate of pressure rise is more when the fuel is complete atomized. Since the increase
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in 
latent heat of vaporization and relatively lower density of 
straight diesel than BWB10 and BWB20 blends, diesel shows a better atomization and hence the incylinder pressure rises
instantly during the diffused combustion phase.
4. Conclusion
A comprehensive zerodimensional model was developed to
estimate the incylinder pressure, rate of heat release and rate
of pressure rise in a cylinder compression ignition direct injec
tion engine using straight diesel and blends of BWB. In this study, thermodynamic approach was used to predict the in cylinder pressure, and Wiebie’s and Wolfer’s relation are
applied to analyse heat release correlations and ignition delay respectively along with gas dynamics, heat transfer and FMEP equations. At 0% load, the cylinder pressure for straight diesel was found to be 48.09 bar and 52.9 bar for experimental and simulated studies. With BWB10 and BWB20, the incylinder pressure was found to be 45.97 bar and 44.8 bar for experimen
tal and simulated results. At 50% load and 100% load condi
tions, a similar trend is noticed in the Ph diagram in which straight diesel exhibited higher peak. The rate of heat release for straight diesel, BWB10 and BWB20 at 0%, 50% and 100% load shows an increasing trend between 20.38 J/CA and 57.96 J/CA which may be due to enhanced premixed combustion phase which is also supported
by the simulated results with a deviation of 7.2%. The rate of
pressure rise for simulated straight diesel, BWB10 and BWB20
was found to be 8.3% higher than the experimental data across
all loading conditions.
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