Diesel Vaporization Team Brad Miller, Jay Penick, and Elliott Tibor Advisor: Dr. Puri The goal of this project is to investigate the feasibility and benefits of totally vaporizing diesel fuel prior to the ignition stage in combustion engines. Diesel fuel is more efficient than gas and diesel engines are more durable, but the interest in diesel powered cars has decreased in the United States mostly because of strict emission standards. Understanding diesel vaporization could lead to technologies which will significantly decrease the production of environmentally harmful noxious gases and increase the energy output of the fuel. Project Image Here Velocity and path of fuel in an engine cylinder snowed in team photo pending Project Summary: Our project involves the modeling and testing of diesel fuel injection. We will create an analytical ANSYS model of the injection process. We will test this model by creating an experimental apparatus which uses a MATLAB code to determine the homogeneity of fuel vapor in a cylinder. This data will be compared with existing literature on diesel fuel efficiency and analyzed for feasibility. Future work could include design of a commercial prevaporization chamber to be easily retrofitted for diesel engines.