The investigation of marine ship engine emission behaviour using numerical simulations

Ferraris, Michael D., Van, Thuy Chu, Garaniya, Vikram, Ristovski, Zoran, Situ, Rong, and Brown, Richard J. (2017) The investigation of marine ship engine emission behaviour using numerical simulations. In: Proceedings of the Australasian Coasts & Ports 2017 Conference. pp. 985-991. From: Australasian Coasts & Ports 2017 Conference: working with nature, 21-23 June 2017, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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This project is part of a large scale campaign consisting of multiple parties working together to present a higher level of understanding of ship emissions in cooperation with the Port of Brisbane Corporation. The AVL BOOST program is employed to model the main engine (ME) of marine vessels which predicts accurate results on the emissions being expelled from the exhaust gas under various operating conditions. Ship’s main marine engine performance and emission data was collected from the large bulk carrier (named Vessel II). This data was analysed and a set of performance values and emission factors were obtained. A numerical simulation was created to simulate the performance data for the Vessel II ME. Investigation was specifically carried out on the prediction of a combustion model that is used to predict the Rate of Heat Release (ROHR) during combustion. The vibe 2 zone function was used as an appropriate mathematical model to simulate the combustion of Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) within the ME. A method for how the vibe function changes with a changing engine load and engine speed is discussed and a relationship between the vibe function parameters and operating conditions of Vessel II is found.

Item ID: 52919
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-1-922107-91-6
Keywords: ship transportation, emissions at berth, marine engine combustion, Numerical Model Marine Engine, AVL BOOST
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Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2018 03:55
FoR Codes: 40 ENGINEERING > 4002 Automotive engineering > 400201 Automotive combustion and fuel engineering @ 50%
40 ENGINEERING > 4015 Maritime engineering > 401599 Maritime engineering not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9601 Air Quality > 960104 Marine Air Quality @ 50%
88 TRANSPORT > 8898 Environmentally Sustainable Transport > 889802 Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transport Activities @ 50%
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