An investigation into the use of a cyclone separator in the intake air system and its influence on the engine performance


Sakin A., KARAGÖZ İ., Ergul M., Demirtas U., Savas F. H.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART D-JOURNAL OF AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERING, vol.232, no.5, pp.667-678, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

Abstract

Filters are used to decontaminate the particles from the outside environment entering different subsystems of vehicles. Conventional air filters can cause a significant pressure drop in the intake air system because of their porous structure. In this study, a cyclone separator was designed and manufactured for the air intake system of an automobile. The pressure drop and the performance parameters of the engine were measured by using a conventional air filter or a cyclone separator in the air intake system. Futhermore, a computational fluid dynamics analysis of the cyclone separator was performed, and the results were compared with the experimental data.