Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Flame Propagation in Natural Gas Fueled Direct Injection Engines

[+] Author Affiliations
Mark Fabbroni

Giffin Koerth Forensic Engineering and Science, Toronto, ON, Canada

James S. Wallace

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Paper No. ICEF2010-35182, pp. 235-245; 11 pages
  • ASME 2010 Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference
  • ASME 2010 Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference
  • San Antonio, Texas, USA, September 12–15, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: Internal Combustion Engine Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4944-6 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3882-2
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


Injected natural gas requires some form of ignition assist in order to ignite in the time available in a diesel engine combustion chamber. A glow plug — a heated surface — is one form of ignition assist. Ignition by glow plug results in a single site of ignition from which the flame must propagate to other jets in the injection pattern. The goal of this work was to determine what factors affect how the flame propagates from this initial ignition site to the remaining unburned mixture site. The combustion of natural gas jets under diesel engine conditions was studied over a range to temperatures, pressures with and without a glow plug shield using a CFR engine as a rapid compression device. The results showed that of all the factors considered it is the geometry of the injection pattern, combustion chamber and glow plug shield that are most dominant in controlling combustion rates and fuel utilization.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME
Topics: Engines , Natural gas , Flames



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In