Flexible Facility for the Investigation of Gas, Diesel and Dual-Fuel-combustion (Flex-FI-Dual)
Sketch of the envisaged new Flexible Rapid Compression Machine (FRCM).
Scope of project
The Flex-FI-Dual Project aims at the realisation of a new experimental facility that is optimally suited for (but not limited to) investigations into dual-fuel engine processes, the Flexible Rapid Compres-sion Machine (FRCM). Based on existing rapid compression (and expansion) machine types the key com-ponent of this new device is a freely controllable and programmable piston drive system. By combining the ability to prescribe piston movement with excellent optical access it represents an ideal facility for investiga-tions at both conditions suitable for fundamental investigations with no flow field and low turbulence levels, and investigations at engine relevant conditions with strong flow fields and high turbulence levels.