Authors: E.E. Milkins, J.D. Edsell
Addresses: Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. ' C.J.R, Professional NGV Services, Australia
Abstract: The operation of light duty and heavy duty vehicles on natural gas for vehicles (NGV) is discussed in terms of the fuel combustion differences compared with conventional fuels, and engine design changes needed to match the fuel characteristics of NGV. Engine management system requirements are discussed, emissions performance of NGV-fuelled engines is described and fuel storage and supply issues are considered.
Keywords: alternative fuels; ANG; CNG; vehicle emissions; engine efficiency; LNG; NGV; natural gas engines; fuel storage; fuel supply; engine management; fuel combustion; engine design; vehicle design.
International Journal of Vehicle Design, 1996 Vol.17 No.5/6, pp.590 - 607
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