A comparison of ignition characteristics of diesel fuels as determined in engines and in a constant-volume bomb

Selden, Robert F
June 1939

Ignition-lag data have been obtained for seven fuels injected into heated, compressed air under conditions simulating those in a compression-ignition engine. The results of the bomb tests have been compared with similar engine data, and the differences between the two sets of results are explained in terms of the response of each fuel to variations in air density and temperature.

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