Optimization of Ignition Timing in Spark Ignition Engine

Project Overview

This Project is intended to optimize ignition timing in spark ignition engines and study how it affects the performance characteristics factors such as efficiency, power, and emissions. The term Spark-ignition engines is usually refers to gasoline engines, or petrol engines. The engine performance is very dependence on setting the correct ignition timing, where if it was soon or late it could even result of damage to the engine. The ignition timing affects multiple factors such as fuel economy and engine performance (power efficiency).

Four Cylinders Mitsubishi Lancer Engine has been settled to be our experimental engine. This Engine has a Maximum Power Output equal 80 kW at 6000 rpm and Maximum Torque Output equal 143 Nm at 4000 rpm at Standard Gasoline Conditions see Table 1.1. However, biofuel will be experimented and Studied on this particular engine. Furthermore, ignition timing plays an essential role corresponding with the bio/gasoline fuel type.

Project Objectives

  • Optimizing ignition timing in spark ignition engine
  • Study the effectiveness of the radiator
  • Quantify the impact of changing ignition timing on the exhaust gas emission


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