Parametric Optimization of Biodiesel Fuelled Engine Noise using the Taguchi Method
Biodiesel is a renewable, biodegradable, and efficient fuel that can be blended with petro-diesel in any proportion. The noise in the engine resulting from the combustion has a direct effect on the engine’s performance. Many studies have examined the engines’ vibration and noise when using diesel and biodiesel blends. This study examines the optimization of diesel blends, load, and compression ratio in the aspect of reducing noise on a Kirloskar single-cylinder diesel engine. Noise was measured at the engine and its exhaust on a computerized setup and for different loads. The experimental results showed that a blend with 15% biodiesel, at 7kg load, and 18 compression ratio produced the lowest noise. Moreover, the Taguchi method was utilized, and experimental results were validated by an ANN
Keywords:transesterification, biodiesel, noise, optimization
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