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Chamehsara S, Karami M. Impact of changing connecting rod and crankshaft on the performance and emissions of a diesel engine. ASE 2019; 9 (4) :3132-3139
URL: http://ijae.iust.ac.ir/article-1-516-en.html
MSc of Automotive engineer, School of Automotive Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran
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Changing various parts of different types of engines in the maintenance phase was always a remarkable question. Purpose of the present study is identifying the performance and emissions of a diesel-fueled engine (OM457) before and after replacing connecting rod and crankshaft with another engine (OM444) in the same engine family.

At the first step, a solid model was made then some CFD analyses were done and, results were compared with previous studies for validation after that in the CFD modeling the impact of these parts replacement were observed, and the performance and emissions of this engine were compared with data before replacements.

As the result of these replacements, compression ratio and performance were decreased. HC and CO were increased due to lower air-fuel ratio, and NOX was decreased because of the lower temperature of in cylinder. Lowering the CR of a diesel engine will reduce the NOx emission numerously but the increase in other emissions will be slight. So for the environment issues lowering the CR will be a practical and low cost method.

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