Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

An Investigation in Improving the Exhaust Management Process on Miller Cycle and Turbocompounding

[+] Author Affiliations
Thomas M. Lavertu, Roy J. Primus, Omowoleola C. Akinyemi

GE Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY

Paper No. ICES2012-81159, pp. 83-92; 10 pages
  • ASME 2012 Internal Combustion Engine Division Spring Technical Conference
  • ASME 2012 Internal Combustion Engine Division Spring Technical Conference
  • Torino, Piemonte, Italy, May 6–9, 2012
  • Conference Sponsors: Internal Combustion Engine Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4466-3
  • Copyright © 2012 by ASME


A reduction in diesel engine fuel consumption at a constant emissions level can be achieved by various means. A power turbine as a means of waste heat recovery (i.e., turbocompounding) and altered intake valve closure timing (Miller cycle) are two such mechanisms. Each of these technologies act as a means of improving the expansion process of the combustion gases, requiring reduced fueling for the same work extraction. When these embodiments are typically implemented, the timing of the exhaust valve opening is maintained. However, optimization of the timing of the exhaust valve opening presents the potential for further improvement in the expansion process. Variations in the exhaust valve opening timing will be investigated for Miller and turbocompounding cycles as well as the combination of the two features. Results will be shown to quantify the impact these variations have in system efficiency. Second law analysis will be used to show how these variations in engine configurations impact individual loss mechanisms. Finally, comparisons will be made to show the relative differences between Miller cycle and turbocompounding with and without optimization of the exhaust valve timing.

Copyright © 2012 by ASME



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