Date of Award
Union College Only
Bachelor of Science
biodiesel, engine, fuel, data, gather
As the global reservoirs of oil are being depleted, the need for a new fuel source is greatly increasing. The goal of this project was to set up a diesel engine to run on biodiesel in order to gather information on the combustion performance of this fuel. The test engine was fitted with instrumentation to gather data on the pressure within the cylinder and the amount of fuel and air consumed during operation. The data obtained through experimentation will be used to evaluate the useful work output of the engine when running on different biodiesel fuels. This information will be analyzed to determine which biodiesel mixture performs best.
Mucci, John Edward, "Construction of a biodiesel test engine to research biodiesel as an alternative fuel source" (2009). Honors Theses. 1356.