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International Scholarly Research Notices
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 534953, 7 pages
Research Article

Comparing in Cylinder Pressure Modelling of a DI Diesel Engine Fuelled on Alternative Fuel Using Two Tabulated Chemistry Approaches

1Faculty of Industrial Engineering, P.O. Box 2701, University of Douala, Douala, Cameroon
2National Advanced School of Engineering, P.O. Box 337, University of Yaounde, Yaounde, Cameroon
3Higher Institute of the Sahel, P.O. Box 46, University of Maroua, Maroua, Cameroon

Received 9 April 2014; Accepted 1 August 2014; Published 29 October 2014

Academic Editor: Xinqian Zheng

Copyright © 2014 Claude Valery Ngayihi Abbe et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The present work presents the comparative simulation of a diesel engine fuelled on diesel fuel and biodiesel fuel. Two models, based on tabulated chemistry, were implemented for the simulation purpose and results were compared with experimental data obtained from a single cylinder diesel engine. The first model is a single zone model based on the Krieger and Bormann combustion model while the second model is a two-zone model based on Olikara and Bormann combustion model. It was shown that both models can predict well the engine’s in-cylinder pressure as well as its overall performances. The second model showed a better accuracy than the first, while the first model was easier to implement and faster to compute. It was found that the first method was better suited for real time engine control and monitoring while the second one was better suited for engine design and emission prediction.