Fuel 180 (2016) 630–637 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Fuel journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/fuel Full Length Article Optimization of the operating parameters based on Taguchi method in an SI engine used pure gasoline, ethanol and methanol a,⇑ b a Mustafa Kemal Balki , Cenk Sayin , Murat Sarıkaya Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sinop University, 57000 Sinop, Turkey Department of Mechanical Engineering, Marmara University, 34722 Istanbul, Turkey highlights graphical a bstract The number of engine tests were reduced by using Taguchi method. Taguchi and ANOVA methods were used for optimization. The optimal operating factors were identiﬁed for the best engine performance. The engine tests were conducted at the different engine speed, CRs and ITs. The results showed that this method could be used in the optimization of engines. ar ti c l e i nf o ab stra ct Article history: In this study, Taguchi’s design of experiment method and analysis of variance (ANOVA) were applied in Received 8 December 2015 order to ﬁnd optimum operating parameters giving the best engine performance and exhaust emissions Received in revised form 31 March 2016 with a minimum number of the engine tests in a spark ignition (SI) engine fueled with pure gasoline, Accepted
Fuel – Elsevier
Published: Sep 15, 2016
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