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dc.contributor.advisorYalin, Azer
dc.contributor.authorReynolds, Adam Robert
dc.contributor.committeememberWillson, Bryan
dc.contributor.committeememberRoberts, Jacob
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T08:22:05Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T08:22:05Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.description2011 Fall.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstractConventional electric spark plugs present a hindrance to the continuing goals of higher efficiency and reduced emissions for large-bore natural gas engines. In order to achieve these goals, higher compression ratios and higher air-to-fuel ratios must be achieved relative to those currently allowed by conventional spark plugs. Laser ignition has been shown to work farther into the lean limit, and contrary to conventional electric spark plugs, laser sparks are easier to produce at higher pressures. Laser ignition has also been shown to reduce NOx emissions. This work presents efforts to design, build, and test a single-laser-to-multiple-cylinders multiplexed laser ignition system for use with a large bore natural gas engine. A fiber based laser delivery system was found to work for laser ignition on the bench-top. Results of bench top tests are presented.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.identifierReynolds_colostate_0053N_10779.pdf
dc.identifierETDF2011400318MCEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/70820
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof2000-2019 - CSU Theses and Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of original work is retained by the author.
dc.rights.licenseThis material is open access and distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US). (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/).
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/
dc.subjectengine
dc.subjectmultiplexer
dc.subjectlaser
dc.subjectignition
dc.titleDevelopment and testing of a multiplexing system for laser ignition of large bore natural gas engines
dc.typeText
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.S.)


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