In-cylinder surface thermometry using laser induced phosphorescence (new measurements and comparisons of alternative approaches)

Martin Algotsson, Christoph Knappe, Martin Tunér, Mattias Richter, Bengt Johansson, Marcus Aldén

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Abstract

Surface temperature in internal combustion engines is of high interest when studying heat losses. Two approaches for retrieving the surface temperatures are thermocouples and Laser Induced Phosphorescence, LIP. This study aims to analyze LIP as a technique for measuring surface temperature in internal combustion engines. The motivation for this study is the need for accurate surface temperatures which can be used by predictive models and increase knowledge about heat transfer. In this work LIP measurements have been carried out in two optical engines. In the first engine a thermographic phosphor was applied on top of a metal piston. The second engine was fitted with a quartz liner which was coated with phosphor material. Several coating thicknesses have been tested and the LIP temperature was extracted from both opposing sides of the phosphor. Both engines were run in HCCI mode with reference fuels and electrically heated air. In a previous publication, the authors showed that a layer of phosphor can show different temperatures i.e. a higher temperature on the side facing the cylinder gas than on the side facing the wall. In this study it is shown which thickness is needed to accurately present the temperature for typical engine combustion. With an increasing thickness of the phosphor material, the surface gets gradually insulated and the phosphor temperature reading becomes inaccurate. LIP measurements from a quartz ring and a metal piston have been compared and the temperature increase during combustion is similar although the heat conductivity of quartz is 40-200 times smaller than the metal piston. Measurements with thermocouples often show a lower temperature increase than what is seen in the LIP results. The difference in heat conductivity between the phosphor coating and the underlying surface is of importance for understanding what temperature is actually measured.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages482-487
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Event8th International Conference on Modeling and Diagnostics for Advanced Engine Systems, COMODIA 2012 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: Jul 23 2012Jul 26 2012

Other

Other8th International Conference on Modeling and Diagnostics for Advanced Engine Systems, COMODIA 2012
CountryJapan
CityFukuoka
Period07/23/1207/26/12

Keywords

  • HCCI
  • Heat transfer
  • Laser induced phosphorescence (LIP)
  • Surface temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation

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