Scaling Laws for Diesel Combustion Systems

  • Yu Shi
  • Hai-Wen Ge
  • Rolf D. Reitz


Scaling laws are developed to guide the transfer of combustion system designs between diesel engines of different sizes using simple formulations. In this chapter, the concepts and formulation of scaling laws are presented. A practical example is provided to study a light-duty and a heavy-duty production diesel engines using the established scaling laws.


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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Engine Research CenterUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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