Liquid Hydrogen Fueled Diesel Automobile with Liquid Hydrogen Pump

  • Shoichi Furuhama
  • Takao Fukuma
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 31)


A passenger car with 2-L four-stroke turbo-diesel engine was converted into a LH2-fueled vehicle. The hydrogen fuel system consisted of a LH2tank and a high pressure LH2pump. The engine used 8 MPa H2 late direct cylinder injection and hot surface ignition. This system demonstrated the advantages of light weight and high performance as an automobile hydrogen engine. It was superior to a system using a metal hydride tank and premixture type engine.


Combustion Chamber Compression Ratio Crank Angle Suction Valve Short Ignition Delay 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shoichi Furuhama
    • 1
  • Takao Fukuma
    • 1
  1. 1.Musashi Institute of TechnologyTokyoJapan

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