This paper summarizes the analytical and experimental investigation of fuel-injection-controllable medium speed diesel engines using kerosene fuels. The investigation focuses on analyzing and testing the effects of using JP-8 kerosene fuel for an engine of this type, on engine fuel injection, in-cylinder combustion, and output performances and exhaust emissions. Main properties of JP-8 fuel compared to those of conventional 2-D diesel in affecting the engine processes are identified and analyzed in connection with the engine processes. The consequent effects are analytically predicted prior to actual engine testing. Results from testing a medium-speed diesel engine using 2-D diesel and JP-8 fuel separately are presented and agree closely in the trends of variation with the analysis and prediction.

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