Accession Number : ADA547468


Title :   Military Fuel and Alternative Fuel Effects on a Modern Diesel Engine Employing a Fuel-Lubricated High Pressure Common Rail Fuel Injection System


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : ARMY TANK AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI


Personal Author(s) : Brandt, Adam C ; Muzzell, Patsy A ; Sattler, Eric R ; Likos, William


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a547468.pdf


Report Date : 09 Aug 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 8


Abstract : A large number of current commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) diesel engines available to the U.S. Military employ High Pressure Common Rail (HPCR) fuel injection systems. Overall performance and endurance of these HPCR systems has the potential to vary with use of military or alternative fuels. Testing was conducted using the Ford 6.7L diesel engine to determine the impact on engine and HPCR fuel system performance with the following test fuels: diesel (ULSD), JP-8, 50%:50% volumetric blend of JP-8/Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosene (SPK), and 100% SPK. The U.S. Army 210-hr Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Cycle (TWVC) engine endurance test was used to determine engine and HPCR system performance. Engine performance over the test duration, preand post-test powercurves and post-test fuel injection component inspections were used to determine each fuels performance.


Descriptors :   *FUEL INJECTION , *FUEL SYSTEMS , *DIESEL ENGINES , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT , HIGH PRESSURE , FUELS , ENDURANCE(GENERAL) , COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT , ENGINES , IMPACT , SYMPOSIA , TEST AND EVALUATION , RAILS


Subject Categories : Fuels
      Reciprocating and Rotating Engines


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE