Professor&Head, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, KSR College of Engineering, Tiruchengode.
The aim of the study is to investigate the effect of vegetable oil blends on the performance of single cylinder compression ignition engine. The two types of vegetable oil appear to affect the engine performance in a similar way and compare well with diesel fuel. This project includes preparation of two sample fuels with six tests. This include (75% olive oil-25%diesel blends) (50% olive oil-50%diesel blends) (25% olive oil-75%diesel blends), (75% corn oil-25% diesel blends) (50% cornoil-50% diesel blends) (25% corn oil-75% diesel blends). By comparing the characteristics like flash point, fire point, cloud point & viscosity of corn and olive oil with sunflower oil. The proposed fuel blends to be tested & analysed critically by using CI engine.