Results from a Thermodynamic Cycle Simulation for a Range of Inlet Oxygen Concentrations Using Either EGR or Oxygen Enriched Air for a Spark-Ignition Engine Conference Paper uri icon


  • An engine cycle simulation which included the second law of thermodynamics was used to examine the engine performance and the thermodynamic characteristics of a spark ignition engine as functions of the oxygen inlet concentration. A wide range of oxygen inlet concentrations (12% to 40% by volume) was considered. For oxygen inlet concentrations less than 21%(v), EGR was used, and for oxygen inlet concentrations greater than 21%(v), oxygen enriched inlet air was used. Two EGR configurations were considered: (1) cooled and (2) adiabatic. In general, engine efficiencies decreased, heat transfer increased, nitric oxide emissions increased, and the destruction of availability (exergy) decreased as the oxygen concentration increased. Copyright 2009 SAE International.

name of conference

  • SAE Technical Paper Series

published proceedings

  • SAE Technical Papers

author list (cited authors)

  • Shyani, R. G., & Caton, J. A.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Shyani, Rajesh G||Caton, Jerald A

publication date

  • December 2009