Vibration Analysis of a Diesel Engine Fuelled with Sunflower and Canola Biodiesels
- *Corresponding Author:
- Uludamar E
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Çukurova University, 01330 Adana, Turkey
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Received May 17, 2016; Accepted April 29, 2016; Published April 30, 2016
Citation: Uludamar E, Tüccar G, AydÄ±n K, ÖzcanlÄ± M (2016) Vibration Analysis of a Diesel Engine Fuelled with Sunflower and Canola Biodiesels. Adv Automob Eng 5:137. doi:10.4172/2167-7670.1000137
Copyright: © 2016 Uludamar E, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Biodiesel is one of the most popular alternative fuels. The usage of biodiesel is increasing day by day. Therefore, all effects of biodiesel on internal combustion engines must be known. In this study, vibration effect of canola (rapeseed), sunflower biodiesel and their blends with low sulphur diesel fuel was investigated. Fuels were tested in a four cylinder four stroke diesel engine at 1300, 1600, 1900, 2200, 2500 and 2800 rpm engine speed. The results showed that with the use of biodiesel blend with low sulphur diesel fuel up to 40% proportions, vibration values get significantly lower at all engine speed. The least vibration value for most of the fuel was observed with the use of 60% biodiesel blend. The results were also individually interpreted in longitude, vertical and lateral axes.