Variation of Exhaust Gas Temperature with the Change of Spark Timing and Exhaust Valve Timing During Cold Start Operation of an SI Engine

스파크 점화기관의 냉시동시 배기밸브 타이밍 및 점화시기 변화에 따른 배기가스의 온도변화

  • 양창석 (국민대학교 자동차공학전문대학원) ;
  • 박영준 (국민대학교 자동차공학전문대학원) ;
  • 조용석 (국민대학교 기계자동차공학부) ;
  • 김득상 (국민대학교 자동차공학전문대학원)
  • Published : 2005.03.01


Experimental study of variation of exhaust gas temperature was carried out with the changes of spark timing and exhaust valve timing during the cold start operation of an SI engine. To investigate the effects of these variables on combustion stability, cylinder pressure and exhaust gas temperature were measured and analyzed. Experimental results showed that exhaust gas temperature increased when spark and exhaust valve timings were retarded from the baseline cases. However, combustion stability during cold start deteriorated under the retarded conditions. To increase exhaust gas temperature for fast warmup of catalysts while maintaining combustion stability, an optimal condition for spark and valve timing retard should be appied for the cold start period.


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