Driving cycle simulation of a vehicle motored by a SI engine fueled with H2-enriched gasoline

J. Hacohen, G. Pinhasi, Y. Puterman, E. Sher

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In the present study, the effect of the amount of hydrogen supplement to a gasoline engine is theoretically investigated in terms of the vehicle performance running over a standard driving cycle. A rigorous mathematical model which considers the vehicle dynamics, transmission losses, the gas exchange and combustion processes inside the cylinder, as well as the chemical kinetics of the formation of the relevant products has been developed. The model was employed to predict the fuel consumption, engine power and the emission level of CO, HC, CO2 and NOx over the European ECE-15 and Japanese 10-mode driving cycles. Based on a previous work of the present authors, the hydrogen was considered to be produced by an on-board on-line auxiliary generator, which consumes a mixture of gasoline and water. It has been shown that a significant reduction in the total fuel consumption in the order of 15 to 20% and an associated reduction in HC, CO and NOx emission levels, is achieved with only 6% of hydrogen enrichment (hydrogen to fuel mass ratio).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)695-702
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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