This ambient pressure chamber is used to test injection hardware, and develop experiments initiated on the Proteus reciprocating rapid compression machine.
Its main characteristics are:
- ambient pressure and temperature
- quiescent air motion
- the ability to record data when in-cylinder pressure and temperature are not required parameters
- the same injection capabilities as the diesel Proteus rapid compression machine.
Experimental studies to date have included microscopic imaging of sprays, phase Doppler anemometry (PDA) and high-speed video.