CFD modelling and numerical investigation of a large marine two-stroke dual fuel direct injection engine

Yang, Renyou and Theotokatos, Gerasimos and Vassalos, Dracos (2021) CFD modelling and numerical investigation of a large marine two-stroke dual fuel direct injection engine. Ships and Offshore Structures. ISSN 1754-212X

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    Abstract

    This study aims at developing a CFD model for large marine two-stroke dual fuel engine with gaseous fuel direct injection at high pressure. For the gaseous fuel, the shock tube theory and the pseudo-diameter concept are employed to model the injection, jet penetration and air entrainment processes, whereas its non-premixed combustion is represented by a steady diffusion flamelet model along with a pilot fuel ignition kernel. Following this model validation, a large marine two-stroke dual fuel engine closed cycle is simulated for both the gas and diesel modes at 75% load, and the involved phenomena are comparatively assessed. The derived results demonstrate that the gas mode combustion takes place in lower maximum temperature and leaner conditions compared to the diesel mode, resulting in lower NOx emissions. This study is expected to benefit the development of future engine designs and the engine settings optimisation for reducing emissions and increasing efficiency.

    ORCID iDs

    Yang, Renyou, Theotokatos, Gerasimos ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3547-8867 and Vassalos, Dracos ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0929-6173;