PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS FOR AN EXPERIMENTAL DIESEL ENGINE FUELED BY A MIXTURE OF RAPESSEED OIL AND DIESEL
Due to the current international situation in terms of rising energy prices, biodiesel remains an extremely attractive fuel in terms of alternative fuels for agriculture sector. The advantages of using biodiesel by diesel engines can be explained both by the fact that it is produced from renewable sources with lower costs than conventional fuels and by the fact that biodiesel is comparable in terms of performance with conventional fuels. Besides the fact that it is obtained from green sources studies have shown that biodiesel has a number of advantages in terms of pollutant emissions. In this paper we will analyze the performances obtained by an experimental single-cylinder engine model AVL 5402.