CEC

Publications

Journal Articles

  1. Valentin Soloiu, Jose Moncado, Remi Gaubert, Aliyah Knowles, Gustavo Molina, Marcel Ilie, Spencer Harp, and Justin T. Wiley, “Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition combustion and emissions using n-butanol and methyl oleate,” Energy, 2018, 165(B), pp. 911-924. doi: 10.1016/j.energy.2018.09.181
  2. Valentin Soloiu, Remi Gaubert, Jose Moncado, Justin Wiley, Johnnie Williams, Spencer Harp, Marcel Ilie, Gustavo Molina, David Mothershed, “Reactivity controlled compression ignition and low temperature combustion of Fischer-Tropsch Fuel Blended with n-butanol,” Renewable Energy, 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2018.09.047
  3. Valentin Soloiu, Jose Moncada, Remi Gaubert, Martin Muiños, Spencer Harp, Marcel Ilie, Andrew Zdanowicz, Gustavo Molina, 2018, “LTC (low-temperature combustion) analysis of PCCI (premixed charge compression ignition) with n-butanol and cotton seed biodiesel versus combustion and emissions characteristics of their binary mixtures,” Renewable Energy, 123, pp. 323-333. doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2018.02.061
  4. Molina, Gustavo J., Fnu Aktaruzzaman, Valentin Soloiu, Mosfequr Rahman and Kenshantis Martin. “Development and Assessment of a New Flow-Through Test Instrument to Study Wear and Erosion Effects of Nanofluids,” International Journal of Surface Engineering and Interdisciplinary Materials Science (IJSEIMS) 5 (2017): 1, accessed (August 13, 2018), doi:10.4018/IJSEIMS.2017010104
  5. Molina, Gustavo J., Fnu Aktaruzzaman, Valentin Soloiu and Mosfequr Rahman. “Design and Testing of a Jet-Impingement Instrument to Study Surface-Modification Effects by Nanofluids,” International Journal of Surtrface Engineering and Interdisciplinary Materials Science (IJSEIMS) 5 (2017): 2, accessed (August 13, 2018), doi: 10.4018/IJSEIMS.2017070104
  6. Simons, E. and Soloiu, V., 2017, “Reduction of Aircraft Gas Turbine Noise with New Synthetic Fuels and Sound Insulation Materials,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2603(1), pp. 50-64. doi: 10.3141%2F2603-06
  7. Soloiu, V., Harp, S., Watson, C., Muinos, M. et al., “Performance of an IDI Engine Fueled with Fatty Acid Methyl Esters Formulated from Cotton Seeds Oils,” SAE Int. J. Fuels Lubr. 8(2):277-289, 2015, doi: 10.4271/2015-01-0806.
  8. Luo, X., Yu, X., Zha, K., Jansons, M., Soloiu, V., “In-Cylinder Wall Temperature Influence on Unburned Hydrocarbon Emissions During Transitional Period in an Optical Engine Using a Laser-Induced Phosphorescence Technique,” SAE Int. J. Engines 7(2):995-1002, 2014, doi: 10.4271/2014-01-1373.
  9. Gustavo J. Molina, Fnu Aktaruzzaman, Whitney Stregles, Valentin Soloiu, and Mosfequr Rahman, “Jet-Impingement Effects of Alumina-Nanofluid on Aluminum and Copper,” Advances in Tribology, vol. 2014, Article ID 476175, 8 pages, 2014. doi: 10.1155/2014/476175.
  10. Soloiu, V., Duggan, M., Harp, S., Vlcek, B., and Williams, D., 2013, “PFI (port fuel injection) of n-butanol and direct injection of biodiesel to attain LTC (low-temperature combustion) for low-emissions idling in a compression engine,” Energy, 52, pp. 143-154. doi: 10.1016/j.energy.2013.01.023
  11. Soloiu V, Covington A. Performance of a Direct Injection Diesel Engine Fueled by a Heavy Oil With the Addition of Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Polymer. ASME. J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. 2012;134(4):044503-044503-4. doi:10.1115/1.4004481.
  12. Valentin Soloiu, Jabeous Weaver, Henry Ochieng, Brian Vlcek, Christopher Butts, and Marcis Jansons, 2013, “Evaluation of Peanut Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Sprays, Combustion, and Emissions, for Use in an Indirect Injection Diesel Engine” Energy & Fuels, 27 (5), pp. 2608-2618. doi: 10.1021/ef302069d
  13. Soloiu, V., Lewis, J., Covington, A., Nelson, D. et al., “Oleic Methyl Ester Investigations in an Indirect Injection Diesel Engine; Stage One: Combustion Investigations,” SAE Int. J. Fuels Lubr. 4(1):58-75, 2011, doi: 10.4271/2011-01-0616.
  14. Soloiu V., Lewis, J., Yoshihara, Y, Nishiwaki, K., “Combustion Characteristics of a Charcoal Slurry in a Direct Injection Diesel Engine and the Impact on the Injection System Performance,” Energy, 36(6), pp. 4353-4371. doi: 10.1016/j.energy.2011.04.006
  15. S.M. Shanta, G.J. Molina, V. Soloiu. “Tribological Effects of Mineral-Oil Lubricant Contamination with Biofuels: A Pin-on-disk Tribometry and Wear Study”, Advances in Tribology, 2011. doi: 10.1155/2011/820795

Conference Proceedings

  1. Soloiu, V., Knowles, A., Moncada, J., Simons, E. et al., “Investigations on Gaseous Emissions, Sound and Vibrations Levels of a DI Engine Fueled with 100% Cottonseed Biodiesel,” SAE Technical Paper 2017-01-0700, 2017, doi: 10.4271/2017-01-0700.
  2. Soloiu, V., Moncada, J., Muinos, M., Knowles, A. et al., “Performance Evaluation – Combustion, Emissions and Vibrations-of n-Butanol Binary Mixture with ULSD in an Indirect Injection Engine,” SAE Technical Paper 2017-01-0875, 2017, doi:10.4271/2017-01-0875.
  3. Soloiu, V., Gaubert, R., Muinos, M., Moncada, J. et al., “Performance of an Indirect Injected Engine Operated with ULSD#2 Blended with Fischer-Tropsch Synthetic Kerosene,” SAE Technical Paper 2017-01-1283, 2017, doi:10.4271/2017-01-1283.
  4. Soloiu V, Duggan M, Ochieng H, Williams D, Molina G, Vlcek B. Investigation of Low Temperature Combustion Regimes of Biodiesel With n-Butanol Injected in the Intake Manifold of a Compression Ignition Engine. ASME. Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference, ASME 2012 Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference ():101-116. doi: 10.1115/ICEF2012-92053.
  5. Soloiu, V., Gaubert, R., Muinos, M., Moncada, J. et al., “Development and Implementation of a Common Rail Fuel Injection System for Flexible Combustion for an Experimental Medium Duty Diesel Engine,” SAE Technical Paper 2017-01-0790, 2017, doi:10.4271/2017-01-0790.
  6. Muinos, M., Soloiu, V., Moncada, J., Gaubert, R. et al., “Experimental Investigation on the Combustion and Emissions Characteristics of n-Butanol / GTL and n-Butanol/Diesel Blends in a Single-Cylinder MD-CI Engine,” SAE Technical Paper 2017-01-0719, 2017, doi:10.4271/2017-01-0719
  7. Soloiu V, Moncada J, Muiños M, et al. Performance of a Supercharged Engine Fueled With a CTL Binary Mixture at Different Injection Pressures. ASME. ASME Power Conference, Volume 1: Boilers and Heat Recovery Steam Generator; Combustion Turbines; Energy Water Sustainability; Fuels, Combustion and Material Handling; Heat Exchangers, Condensers, Cooling Systems, and Balance-of-Plant ():V001T04A045. doi:10.1115/POWER-ICOPE2017-3619.
  8. Soloiu V, Moncada J, Muiños M, et al. Performance of a Supercharged Engine Fueled With a CTL Binary Mixture at Different Injection Pressures. ASME. ASME Power Conference, Volume 1: Boilers and Heat Recovery Steam Generator; Combustion Turbines; Energy Water Sustainability; Fuels, Combustion and Material Handling; Heat Exchangers, Condensers, Cooling Systems, and Balance-of-Plant ():V001T04A045. doi:10.1115/POWER-ICOPE2017-3619
  9. Soloiu V, Knowles A, Moncada J, Simons E, Muinos M, Ngo H. Small Aircraft Turbine Noise From Combustion of Synthetic Kerosene Fuels. ASME. Turbo Expo: Power for Land, Sea, and Air, Volume 1: Aircraft Engine; Fans and Blowers; Marine; Honors and Awards ():V001T01A030. doi:10.1115/GT2017-65044
  10. Soloiu V, Gaubert R, Moncada J, Harp S, Flowers K, Ilie M. Partially Premixed Compression Ignition of Fischer Tropsch Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosene (S8) With PFI of N-Butanol. ASME. Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference, Volume 1: Large Bore Engines; Fuels; Advanced Combustion ():V001T02A011. doi:10.1115/ICEF2017-3674.
  11. Soloiu V, Moncada J, Gaubert R, Harp S, Flowers K, Ilie M. Combustion and Emissions of Jet-A and N-Butanol in RCCI Operation. ASME. Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference, Volume 1: Large Bore Engines; Fuels; Advanced Combustion ():V001T03A022. doi:10.1115/ICEF2017-3671.

Last updated: 10/15/2018

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