An Experimental Study on the Improvement of Turbocharger Lag by Means of Air Injection in a Turbocharged Diesel Engine

  • Choi, Nag-Jung (Division of Mechanical Design Engineering, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Oh, Seong-Mo (Division of Mechanical Automotive Engineering, Wonkwang University)
  • Received : 2010.09.14
  • Accepted : 2010.11.11
  • Published : 2010.11.30


An experimental study was performed to investigate the improvement of response performance of a turbocharged diesel engine under the operating conditions of low speed and fast acceleration. In this study, the experiment for improving the low speed and acceleration performance is performed by means of injecting air into the intake manifold of compressor exit during the period of low speed and application of a fast acceleration from low speed. The effects of air injection into the intake manifold on the response performance were investigated at various applicant parameters such as air injection pressure, accelerating rate, accelerating time, engine speed and load. The experimental results show that air injection into the intake manifold at compressor exit is closely related to the improvement of turbocharger lag under low speed and accelerating conditions of a turbocharged diesel engine. During the rapid acceleration period, the air injection into the intake manifold of turbocharged diesel engine indicates the improvement of the combustion characteristics and gas pressure in the cylinder. At low speed range of the engine, the effect of air injection shows the improvement of the pressure distribution of turbocharger and combustion pressure during the period of gas exchange pressure.



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