The Engine Combustion Network collaborates with various institutions to share experimental data, diagnostics, and computational results. This section contains a collaborative data search utility as well as different web-pages for the institutions who have contributed experimental data. Information regarding the facilities of the institutions that have contributed to the ECN follows:
Constant Flow test rigs are high temperature and high pressure test chambers, which can simulate the thermodynamic conditions obtained in a Diesel engine, under steady conditions. CMT and Caterpillar both use constant flow test rigs.
Preburn Combustion vessels are used to generate high temperature, high pressure gases. The ambient pressure, temperature and species at the time of injection are varied by igniting a premixed combustible-gas mixture that burns to completion. Following the spark-ignited premixed combustion, the combustion products cool over a relatively long time (~500 ms) due to heat transfer to the vessel walls and the vessel pressure slowly decreases. IFPEN, Sandia, and TU/e use pre-burn type combustion vessels.
The facility at Sandia National Laboratories has a vessel that is able to range ambient gas temperatures from 450 K to 1400 K, densities from 1 kg/m3 to 60 kg/m3 and pressures up to 350 bar.
The facility at IFP Energies nouvelles has a vessel that is able to reach ambient gas densities of 30 kg/m3, pressures of 150 bar and temperatures of 1300 K.
The facility at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has a vessel that is able to reach ambient gas densities of 32 kg/m3, pressures of 300 bar and temperatures of 1300 K.
The facility at Argonne National Laboratory has a vessel that is able to reach ambient pressures of 30 bar and temperatures of 300 K.