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Modeling Biodiesel Combustion Using GT-Power

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  2007 ASAE Annual Meeting  076095.(doi:10.13031/2013.23435)
Authors:   Jonathon P McCrady, Alan C Hansen, Chia-Fon Lee
Keywords:   Biodiesel, combustion, physical properties, emissions

A combustion model has been developed to analyze the performance and emissions of different types of diesel and biodiesel fuels. In order to have this flexibility, a new fuel library needed to be constructed. The most critical part of the fuel library construction was the use of accurate fuel properties. For this analysis, the properties of a soybean based and rapeseed based biodiesel were modeled to compare against the stock biodiesel model.

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