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Engine and Method for Controlling Homogenous Charge Compression Ignition Combustion in a Diesel Engine

Abstract: 

An operating characteristic representative of a first stage reaction in HCCI combustion is sensed and used as a control event for injecting water into the combustion chamber to delay the start of combustion of the primary HCCI reaction.

Patent Number: 
6,443,104
Date Of Issue: 
09/03/2002
Inventors: 

Stefan Simescu;Thomas W. Ryan III;Daniel W. Stewart (formerly Daniel W. Dickey)