How Does The Diesel Generator Work

Jul. 26, 2021

Diesel engine is a machine that converts the chemical energy of fuel into mechanical energy. The energy conversion of diesel engine must go through the following four stages or processes: intake process, fresh air in the cylinder; In the compression process, the air sucked into the cylinder is compressed to increase its temperature and pressure; In the process of expansion work, the fuel is injected into the cylinder gas that has been compressed and the temperature reaches the fuel spontaneous combustion temperature, and the fuel is quickly mixed with air and burned sharply; In the exhaust process, the exhaust gas that has been burned and done work is discharged from the cylinder. The following is a detailed description:


air admission process.


The intake valve is opened, the exhaust valve is closed, the piston moves from top dead center to bottom dead center, the volume of the cylinder above the piston increases, resulting in vacuum, and the pressure in the cylinder drops below the intake pressure. Under the action of vacuum suction, the gasoline atomized through the carburetor or gasoline injection device is mixed with the air to form a combustible mixture, which is sucked into the cylinder by the intake port and intake valve. The intake process continues until the piston passes BDC and the intake valve closes. Then the upward piston begins to compress the gas.


Compression process.


All intake and exhaust valves are closed, the combustible mixture in the cylinder is compressed, the temperature of the mixture increases and the pressure increases. Before the piston approaches TDC, the air pressure of combustible mixture rises to about 0.6-1.2mpa, and the temperature can reach 330 ℃ - 430 ℃.


Work process.

How Does The Diesel Generator Work


When the compression stroke is close to the end, under the action of the high-pressure oil pump, the diesel oil is injected into the cylinder combustion chamber through the fuel injector at a high pressure of about 10MPa. After mixing with the air in a very short time, it will ignite and burn immediately. The pressure of the gas in the cylinder rises rapidly, up to 5000-5000kpa and the maximum temperature is 1800-2000k.


Exhaust process.


The exhaust of diesel engine is basically the same as that of gasoline engine, but the exhaust temperature is lower than that of gasoline engine. Generally, TR = 700-900k. For a single cylinder engine, its rotating speed is uneven, the engine work is unstable and the vibration is large.This is because only one of the four strokes does work, and the other three strokes consume power to prepare for work. In order to solve this problem, the flywheel must have a large enough moment of inertia, which will increase the mass and size of the whole engine.


Every time the diesel engine completes the above four processes is a working cycle. This is true for both two-stroke and four stroke diesel engines. For a two-stroke diesel engine, after completing the above four processes, the crankshaft rotates once (360 °) and the piston runs up and down once (i.e. two piston strokes), so it is called a two-stroke diesel engine. For a four stroke diesel engine, after completing the above four processes, the crankshaft rotates for two revolutions (720 °) and the piston runs up and down twice (i.e. four piston strokes), so it is called a four stroke diesel engine.


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