Consideration of the control method using EGR for the HCCI engine running on DME

Masato Ikemoto, Yuichiro Kojima, Norimasa Iida

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A Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) engine is supposed to achieve high thermal efficiency and low NOx PM emissions at the same time. Though it is expected to come into practical use, it has some serious problems such as ignition timing control, knocking at high load and securing of high combustion efficiency. In this study, a four-stroke HCCI engine running on Di-Methyl Ether (DME) is developed to make it practicable as a generator engine. A new HCCI combustion control method, controlling the gas fraction of internal EGR gas at high temperature, external EGR gas at low temperature and premixture at stoichiometric ratio, is proposed. And effects of the gas fraction on HCCI combustion are researched by numerical calculation with elementally reactions and experiment. To conclude, HCCI combustion can be optimized with controlling the fraction of internal EGR gas, external EGR gas and premixture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2331-2338
Number of pages8
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Issue number709
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Sept
Externally publishedYes


  • Di-Methyl Ether (DME)
  • Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR)
  • Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) Engine
  • Ignition
  • Premixed Combustion
  • Thermal Efficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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