Two-Stroke Low Speed Diesel Engine Simulation Model for NOx Analysis


  • Branko Lalić University of Split, Faculty of Maritime Studies
  • Nikola Račić University of Split, Faculty of Maritime Studies
  • Gojmir Radica University of Split, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture



Marine two-stroke diesel engine, NOx emission, Internal combustion engine modelling


All commercial marine engines have to comply with IMO regulations on emissions, especially of nitrogen oxides. This paper describes the gases produced in the combustion process in the diesel engine, and the manner of pollutant creation. Several models of slow-speed diesel engines have been developed and analysed. The characteristics of the simulation model are compared with the characteristics obtained on the testbed, and their differences considered. Using the term for the formation of NOx, as well as independently developed programs in MATLAB, the rate of nitrogen oxide formation was obtained as a function of excess air, pressure and temperature. The reduction of excess air increases adiabatic flame temperature and has an effect on NOx emissions. The obtained results are compared with the actual values measured on the testbed.




How to Cite

Lalić, B., Račić, N. and Radica, G. (2017) “Two-Stroke Low Speed Diesel Engine Simulation Model for NOx Analysis”, Transactions on Maritime Science. Split, Croatia, 6(1), pp. 14–23. doi: 10.7225/toms.v06.n01.002.



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