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Development of an Experimental Database and Chemical Kinetic Models for Surrogate Gasoline Fuels



W J. Pitz, N Cernansky, F L. Dryer, F N. Egulfopoulos, J T. Ferrell, Daniel G. Friend, Heinz Pitsch


The present status of the development of surrogate mixtures that represent gasoline combustion behavior is reviewed. Combustion chemistry behavioral targets that a surrogate should accurately reproduce, particularly for emulating HCCI operation, are carefully identified. Both short and long term research needs to support development of more robust surrogate fuel compositions are described. Candidate component species are identified and the status of present chemical kinetic models for these components and their interactions are discussed. Recommendations are made for the initial components to be included in gasoline surrogates for near term development. Components that can be added to refine predictions and to include additional behavioral targets are identified as well. Thermodynamic, thermochemical and transport properties that require further investigation are discussed.
Proceedings Title
SAE 2007 World Congress
Conference Dates
April 16-19, 2007
Conference Location
Detroit, MI, USA


combustion, fuels, gasoline, kinetics, properties, surrogates


Pitz, W. , Cernansky, N. , Dryer, F. , Egulfopoulos, F. , Ferrell, J. , Friend, D. and Pitsch, H. (2007), Development of an Experimental Database and Chemical Kinetic Models for Surrogate Gasoline Fuels, SAE 2007 World Congress, Detroit, MI, USA, [online], (Accessed April 19, 2024)
Created April 15, 2007, Updated October 12, 2021