Biodiesel is used as a valuable alternative to the conventional fossil fuel, as it is non-toxic, renewable and biodegradable resource. Engine parameters like compression ratio, injection timing and injection pressure play key role in the combustion of fuel. The present study focuses on ANN model for predicting the performance characteristics like brake thermal efficiency, brake specific fuel consumption and emission characteristics like carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen and hydrocarbon emissions at varying loads and compression ratios (17, 17.5, 18). Seven training algorithms each with four combinations of training functions were investigated. Levenberg–Marquardt (trainlm) with log and tan sigmoidal transfer function provided the best results amongst the other six training algorithms. It was found to be an accurate predicting model for analyzing the performance and emission characteristics VCR engine with biodiesel blends. In all compression ratios, 20 OME showed better thermal efficiency and reduced fuel consumption than diesel. Lower CO and HC emissions were observed with 20 OME than diesel except NOx.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 2017 Jul 1|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanical Engineering