A Mathematical Model for the Exhaust Gas Temperature Profile of a Diesel Engine


This work presents a heat transfer model for the exhaust gas of a diesel power generator to determine the gas temperature profile in the exhaust pipe. The numerical methodology to solve the mathematical model was developed using a finite difference method approach for energy equation resolution and determination of temperature profiles considering turbulent fluid flow and variable fluid properties. The simulation was carried out for engine operation under loads from 0 kW to 40 kW. The model was compared with results obtained using the multidimensional Ansys CFX software, which was applied to solve the governor equations of turbulent fluid flow. The results for the temperature profiles in the exhaust pipe show a good proximity between the mathematical model developed and the multidimensional software.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/633/1/012075
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Physics and Astronomy(all)
Publication ISSN: 1742-6596
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PURE Output Type: Conference article
Published Date: 2015-09-21
Authors: Sodré, J. R. (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-2243-8719)
Brito, C. H.G.
Maia, C. B.



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