Gasoline Compression Ignition Technology: Future Prospects (Energy) (Hardcover)
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This book focuses on gasoline compression ignition (GCI) which offers the prospect of engines with high efficiency and low exhaust emissions at a lower cost. A GCI engine is a compression ignition (CI) engine which is run on gasoline-like fuels (even on low-octane gasoline), making it significantly easier to control particulates and NOx but with high efficiency. The state of the art development to make GCI combustion feasible on practical vehicles is highlighted, e.g., on overcoming problems on cold start, high-pressure rise rates at high loads, transients, and HC and CO emissions. This book will be a useful guide to those in academia and industry.
About the Author
Dr. Gautam Kalghatgi worked for 31 years at Shell Research, U.K., followed by 8 years in Saudi Aramco before retiring in June 2018. He has been a Visiting Professor at Oxford University, Imperial College, London, KTH Stockholm, TU Eindhoven and Sheffield University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, SAE, I.Mech.E. and Combustion Institute and an Honorary Fellow of the International Society for Energy Environment and Sustainability (ISEES). He is on the International Board of Directors of the Combustion Institute and on the editorial boards of several journals. He has published around 140 papers and a book on combustion, fuels and engine research and on transport energy. He has received several awards for his work including the 2021 ASME Internal Combustion Engines award, Huw Edwards award of the Institute of Physics, SAE Horning Award, and the Sugden award of the Combustion Institute. He has a B.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay (1972) and Ph.D. from Bristol University (1975) in Aeronautical Engineering. Prof. Avinash Kumar Agarwal joined IIT Kanpur in 2001. He worked at the Engine Research Center, UW@Madison, the USA as a Post-Doctoral Fellow (1999 - 2001). His interests are IC engines, combustion, alternate and conventional fuels, lubricating oil tribology, optical diagnostics, laser ignition, HCCI, emissions, and particulate control, 1D and 3D Simulations of engine processes, and large-bore engines. Prof. Agarwal has published 435+ peer-reviewed international journal and conference papers, 70 edited books, 92 books chapters, and 12200+ Scopus and 19000+ Google Scholar citations. He is the associate principal editor of FUEL. He has edited "Handbook of Combustion" (5 Volumes; 3168 pages), published by Wiley VCH, Germany. Prof. Agarwal is a Fellow of SAE (2012), Fellow of ASME (2013), Fellow of ISEES (2015), Fellow of INAE (2015), Fellow of NASI (2018), Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (2018), and a Fellow of American Association of Advancement in Science (2020). He is the recipient of several prestigious awards such as Clarivate Analytics India Citation Award-2017 in Engineering and Technology, NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award-2012; INAE Silver Jubilee Young Engineer Award-2012; Dr. C. V. Raman Young Teachers Award: 2011; SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award -2008; INSA Young Scientist Award-2007; UICT Young Scientist Award-2007; INAE Young Engineer Award-2005. Prof. Agarwal received Prestigious CSIR Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award-2016 in Engineering Sciences. Prof. Agarwal is conferred upon Sir J C Bose National Fellowship (2019) by SERB for his outstanding contributions. Prof. Agarwal was a highly cited researcher (2018) and was in the top ten HCR from India among 4000 HCR researchers globally in 22 fields of inquiry.Dr. Harsh Goyal is currently a post-doctoral researcher in Clean Combustion Research Center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia. He received his Ph.D. from University of New South Wales, Australia in 2019 and M.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India. He works in the field of internal combustion engines and alternative fuels for transportation. He is mainly focused on the performance and emissions testing, one-dimensional simulations, in-cylinder fuel-air mixing and ignition process using planar laser induced fluorescence imaging of formaldehyde, hydroxyl, and laser induced incandescence of soot radicals. He has published over 20 technical articles in international journals and conference proceedings.Dr. Moez Ben Houidi is currently a research scientist in the Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia. He received his industrial management engineering diploma from ENIT Tunis in 2008 and his Master's degree in Fluid Mechanics and Energy from UPMC Paris in 2009. From 2010 to 2013, he joined the research department of Renault-Nissan group, in Paris, as an advanced fuel research engineer on a Ph.D. contract with ENSMA (Poitiers). He graduated in 2014 as a PhD in energy, thermal and combustion sciences from ENSMA. His interests are mainly focused on the study of new combustion concepts for more efficient and sustainable transportation. This includes topics related to IC engines, thermo-kinetic interaction, combustion propagation regimes, optical diagnostics, spray characterization, and pre-chamber combustion.