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Evaluation of Non-Fuel Components on Engine Knock Performance

Abstract: 

The present invention relates to methods and apparatus for the evaluation of non-fuel components within a selected fuel with respect to engine knock performance. A non-fuel component such as a lubricant oil is now evaluated to determine onset of engine knock relative to baseline oil formulations that indicate relative low reactivity and optimum engine performance and those engine oils that exhibit relatively high reactivity and sub-optimum engine performance.

Patent Number: 
8,327,687
Date Of Issue: 
12/11/2012
Inventors: 

Manfred Amann; Terrence F. Alger II