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Title: Artificial neural network approach to investigate the effect of injection pressure and timing on diesel engine fuelled with diestrol


Author: G.R. Kannan


Address: Department of Mechanical Engineering, PSNA College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India


Abstract: The present investigation is an attempt to study the effect of injection pressure and injection timing on performance, emission and combustion characteristics of a diesel engine fuelled with a blend of 30% waste cooking palm oil (WCO) methyl ester, 60% diesel and 10% ethanol (B30D60E10) or diestrol fuel using the artificial neural network (ANN) model. The experimental investigation was carried out on a single cylinder, four strokes DI diesel engine under full load (100%) condition at a constant speed of 1,500 rpm to obtain data for training and testing the proposed ANN model. Among the various networks tested the network with the combination of one hidden layer and 11 neurons within it showed the better correlation coefficient for the prediction of engine performance, emission and combustion characteristics. The ANN model was validated with the test data which was not used for training and found to be very well correlated. [Received: October 21, 2013; Accepted: September 9, 2014]


Keywords: artificial neural networks; ANNs; waste cooking oil; WCO; biodiesel; diestrol; fuel injection pressure; fuel injection timing; biofuels; diesel engines; engine performance; engine emissions; engine combustion; methyl ester; ethanol.


DOI: 10.1504/IJOGCT.2016.074286


Int. J. of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, 2016 Vol.11, No.2, pp.154 - 179


Available online: 21 Jan 2016



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