Title: An experimental analysis of a Y section exhaust manifold system with improved engine performance

Authors: P. Seenikannan, V.M. Periyasamy, P. Nagaraj

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sethu Institute of Tech., Kariapatti, Tamil Nadu, 626106, India. ' Principal, Crescent Engineering College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. ' Mepco Schlenk Engg College, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract: This study was undertaken to provide the knowledge necessary for raising the thermal efficiency and improving the performance of an engine by modifying the exhaust manifold (Y section). This paper investigates the effect of using various models of exhaust manifold on CI engine performance and exhaust emission. A four-stroke, six-cylinders, CI engine was used for conducting this study. In this study, the existing model and designed models are tested using real engine measurements. The benefits and limitations of these approaches are examined and compared.

Keywords: internal combustion engines; engine efficiency; exhaust manifolds; engine performance; thermal efficiency; exhaust emission; modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPD.2008.019121

International Journal of Product Development, 2008 Vol.6 No.1, pp.50 - 56

Published online: 29 Jun 2008 *

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