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The investigation of marine ship engine emission behaviour using numerical simulations


Ferraris, MD and Chu Van, T and Garaniya, V and Situ, R and Ristovski, Z and Brown, RJ, The investigation of marine ship engine emission behaviour using numerical simulations, Proceedings of Australasian Coasts and Ports 2017, 21-23 June 2017, Cairns, Australia, pp. 985-991. ISBN 9781922107916 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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This project is part of a largescale campaign consisting of multiple parties working together to present a higher level of understanding of ship emissions in cooperation with the Port of Brisbane Corporation. The AVL BOOST program is employed to model the main engine (ME) of marine vessels which predicts accurate results on the emissions being expelled from the exhaust gas under various operating conditions. Ship’s main marine engine performance and emission data was collected from the large bulk carrier (named Vessel II). This data was analysed and a set of performance values and emission factors were obtained. A numerical simulation was created to simulate the performance data for the Vessel II ME. Investigation was specifically carried out on the prediction of a combustion model that is used to predict the Rate of Heat Release (ROHR) during combustion. The vibe 2 zone function was used as an appropriate mathematical model to simulate the combustion of Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) within the ME. A method for how the vibe function changes with a changing engine load and engine speed is discussed and a relationship between the vibe function parameters and operating conditions of Vessel II is found.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:ship transportation, emissions at berth, marine engine combustion, Numerical Model Marine Engine, AVL BOOST
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Automotive engineering
Research Field:Automotive combustion and fuel engineering
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Environmentally sustainable transport activities
Objective Field:Environmentally sustainable transport activities not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Garaniya, V (Dr Vikram Garaniya)
ID Code:121907
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2017-10-19
Last Modified:2018-07-10

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