compression ignition


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compression ignition

[kəm′presh·ən ig′nish·ən]
(mechanical engineering)
Ignition produced by compression of the air in a cylinder of an internal combustion engine before fuel is admitted.
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Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency -- Energy (ARPA-E) to develop an innovative opposed-piston, gasoline compression ignition (OPGCI) engine.
Gautam Kalghatgi, principal professional at our reseach center, presented Fuel Implications for Gasoline Compression Ignition Engines.
This work describes a turbocharged direct injection compression ignition engine simulator.
To study the efficiency of using HHO gas in a compression ignition internal combustion engine by employing chassis dynamometer (rolling road) tests.
The experimental results showed that the performance of the compression ignition engine was improved using biodiesel-ethanol, particularly in comparison with 20% of biodiesel.
A study was therefore, undertaken with the objective of finding out the maximum possible replacement of diesel by ethanol and to compare the performance with the constant speed compression ignition engine.
Emission characteristics of high speed, dual fuel, compression ignition engine operating in a wide range of natural gas/diesel fuel proportions.
The compression ignition engines are widely used in the transport sector, a standby power unit in industries and in agricultural fields due to their long life, reliability and economy.
Biodiesel: An Alternative Fuel for Compression Ignition Engines is the title of this year's ASABE Distinguished Lecture Series presented at the Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference in Louisville, Ky.
Unlike spark ignition engines or diesel engines, there is no direct mechanism to precisely initiate SOC in these advanced engines, known as Low-Temperature Combustion or Homogenous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) engines.
The three-litre six-cylinder produces 214bhp, but it is the torque that is the telling factor with a compression ignition engine.