VCR Engine Test Setup 1 Cylinder 4 Stroke Diesel (Computerized)
The setup consists of single cylinder, four stroke, VCR (Variable Compression Ratio) Diesel engine connected to eddy current type dynamometer for loading. The compression ratio can be changed without stopping the engine and without altering the combustion chamber geometry by specially designed tilting cylinder block arrangement.
Setup is provided with necessary instruments for combustion pressure and crank-angle measurements. These signals are interfaced to computer through engine indicator for diagrams. Provision is also made for interfacing airflow, fuel flow, temperatures and load measurement. The set up has stand-alone panel box consisting of air box, two fuel tanks for duel fuel test, manometer, fuel measuring unit, transmitters for air and fuel flow measurements, process indicator and engine indicator. Rotameters are provided for cooling water and calorimeter water flow measurement.
The setup enables study of VCR engine performance for brake power, indicated power, frictional power, BMEP, IMEP, brake thermal efficiency, indicated thermal efficiency, Mechanical efficiency, volumetric efficiency, specific fuel consumption, A/F ratio and heat balance. Labview based Engine Performance Analysis software package "Enginesoft is provided for on line performance evaluation. A computerized Diesel injection pressure measurement is optionally provided.
CR changing without stopping the engine
No alteration in Combustion chamber geometry
Arrangement for duel fuel test
â-PV plots, performance plots and tabulated results
Online measurements and performance analysis
Data logging, editing, printing and export, Configurable graphs