What is Injection: Definition and 99 Discussions

Fuel injection is the introduction of fuel in an internal combustion engine, most commonly automotive engines, by the means of an injector. This article focuses on fuel injection in reciprocating piston and rotary piston engines.
All diesel (compression-ignition) engines use fuel injection, and many Otto (spark-ignition) engines use fuel injection of one kind or another. Mass-produced diesel engines for passenger cars (such as the Mercedes-Benz OM 138) became available in the late 1930s and early 1940s, being the first fuel injected engines for passenger car use. In passenger car petrol engines, fuel injection was introduced in the early 1950s, and gradually gained prevalence until it had largely replaced carburetors by the early 1990s. The primary difference between carburetion and fuel injection is that fuel injection atomizes the fuel through a small nozzle under high pressure, while a carburetor relies on suction created by intake air accelerated through a Venturi tube to draw the fuel into the airstream.
The term "fuel injection" is vague and comprises various distinct systems with fundamentally different functional principles. Typically, the only thing in common all fuel injection systems have is the lack of carburetion. There are two main functional principles of mixture formation systems for internal combustion engines: internal mixture formation, and external mixture formation. A fuel injection system that uses external mixture formation is called a manifold injection system; there exist two types of manifold injection systems: multi-point injection (port injection), and single-point injection (throttle-body injection). Internal mixture formation systems can be separated into direct and indirect injection systems. There exist several different varieties of both direct and indirect injection systems; the most common internal mixture formation fuel injection system is the common-rail injection system, a direct injection system. The term electronic fuel injection refers to any fuel injection system having an engine control unit.

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    ##G## is Injective ##\iff ## ## f ## is onto ## Y ## (Lambda Notation)

    My attempt: ## ( \rightarrow ) ## Suppose G is injective. Let ## y \in Y ## be arbitrary, denote A = ## \{ y \} ## so that ## G(A) = G(\{ y \}) = f^{-1}[\{ y \}] = \{ x \in X | f(x) \in \{ y \} \} =\{ x \in X | f(x)= y \} ##. [ However, now I am stuck because I don't know if ## G(A)=...
  2. Twigg

    A How Does Jet Injection Work in Fluid Dynamics?

    Hi all, Sorry to post an open ended question, but I'm struggling because I don't know the right terms I need to do a literature search on my own. Any kind of feedback here is helpful! I'm interested in the dyanmics of a class of device I've heard described as a "jet injector". I know of two...
  3. F

    Discovering a Total Injection from R to [0,1]

    My first thought was S = {1,2,3,...}. However, if I define R = { (x,y) | y = 1/x }, I have a total injective relation, so this doesn't work. The second thought was to try S = {...,-3,-2,-1,0,1,2,3,...}. However, a total injective relation can also be found here. For example, if I do something...
  4. tinakaran26

    Direct steam injection into cooling water line at pump suction

    Currently there is an operation scenario at one of our plant which directly injecting steam into cooling water line at pump suction in order to generate hot water at 60 deg C for circulation, by doing this its generate vapor at pump suction and lead to cavitation which ultimately damage pump and...
  5. nomadreid

    I Is the Unit Square Bijective or Only Injective to the Real Line?

    Is the following (or, the following after any minor errors are corrected) a bijection from the unit square S=[0,1]X[0,1] to the line L=[0,1], or only an injection? If only an injection, are the excluded points in L countable? [1] Let L be identified with the set of real numbers r, 0 ≤ r ≤ 1...
  6. Enzo777

    Automotive Finding the Peak Pressure of a Diesel Injection Pump

    I am trying to find peak pressure of a diesel engine injection pump.. It doesn't have to be exact but +/- 1000psi would be fine. The basic principle is the same as an engine. Piston goes up and covers a fill hole, once it is covered the only way it can flow fuel is through the injector, so...
  7. Roy S Ramirez

    Adjusting the pressure drop in an injection plate

    Hello everybody, I'm designing a gas pressure feed system for a hydrogen peroxide - ethanol rocket engine, and after analyzing the devised injection plate, I noticed it is very sensitive to the propellants' pressure drops and discharge coefficients. Once the plate is manufactured, the only...
  8. X

    Laser pumping: further increasing injection above threshold?

    Above the threshold, the stimulation emission becomes dominant for lasing. If increasing the pumping, what will be the change of spontaneous emission and its contribution to the output power and FWHM of the signal, based on the threshold carrier density clamping and the threshold gain clamping...
  9. G

    Heat injection and work during Rankine cycle

    I have been researching the Rankine cycle. I know that it consists of two adiabatic and two isobaric processes. However, I'm not entirely sure why we ignore the work done during the isobaric processes (this seems to be the case in the analysis I'm looking at). Is that because the work done there...
  10. marcus1944

    Calculating Cavity Pressure in Injection Molding: Tips and Considerations

    Im currently trying to calculate the pressure inside an injection mold. Does anyone have experience with similar problems? I need to use coeficient of Thermal expansion and volume. please help .
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    Injective & Surjective Functions

    Just wondering if anyone could help me get in the right direction with these questions and/or point me to some material that will help me better understand how to approach these questions In what follows I will denote the identity function; i.e. I(x) = x for all x ∈ R. (a) Show that a function...
  12. F

    MHB Why is f being an injection equivalent to this ?

    1.Prove f(A⋂B) ⊂ f(A) ⋂ f(B) 2.Prove f(A) ⋂ f(B) ⊂ f(A⋂B) ⟺ f is an injection I've solved the first question , as for the second I started with f(A) ⋂ f(B) ⊂ f(A⋂B) ⇒ f is an injection this way : Let's suppose f(a) = f(b) = p If we consider A = {a} and B = {b} then f(A) = f(B) = p then f(A) ⋂...
  13. J

    Upthrust Reaction - Water Injection @ 5bar -8msw Subsea

    Hello, I have a problem Basically, in theory -- a damaged 1220mm dia pipeline sub-sea (-8msw) with a 500mm hole in the 12oclock position 600mm. Pipeline resting on the seabed The goal of the problem is to flush the pipeline of its contents in both directions. The idea - have a containment...
  14. K

    Logic and proof of injection

    Homework Statement Prove that ##f: \mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}, f(x) = x^2## is not injective. Homework Equations Definition of an injection: function ##f:A\to B## is an injection if and only if ##\forall a,b \in A, f(a) = f(b) \Rightarrow a = b##. The Attempt at a Solution ##f...
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    Use of subsurface foam injection on covered IFR tank

    According to NFPA 11, subsurface foam injection can't be used on IFR tanks with fixed/covered roof. However, this has been done for a long time by various companies and there doesn't seem to be any issues with that. Can anyone give their opinion based on knowledge/experience why this should not...
  16. Eagle9

    Calculating the equivalent dose for intraperitoneal injection

    Hello guys :cool: Imagine that we have got a rat and we administer a certain dose (let it be 4.0 µl of a 0.052 M solution) of some (let’s say Propionic Acid - PPA) drug in a intracerebroventricular way – directly in rat’s brain. Now imagine that we administer the same drug in intraperitoneal...
  17. M

    F bijective <=> f has an inverse

    Homework Statement Proof that: f has an inverse ##\iff## f is a bijection Homework Equations /definitions[/B] A) ##f: X \rightarrow Y## If there is a function ##g: Y \rightarrow X## for which ##f \circ g = f(g(x)) = i_Y## and ##g \circ f = g(f(x)) = i_X##, then ##g## is the inverse...
  18. P

    Isothermal (almost) compression of gas by water injection

    http://www.fluidmechanics.co.uk/ I have found this by searching net. The inventor claimed that by using a new kind of piston fitted with fins, he achieved almost isothermal compression and greatly reduced the power consumption process. I want to know how much theoretically sound it is.
  19. S

    Water injection improves or reduces gas turbine power?

    Hello, I am currently working on a storage project which allows me to decouple the compressor from the expander of a gas turbine. (see image link below) The reason I use a gas turbine is to reheat the air which was cooled after being compressed. As you can imagine there is a efficiency loss...
  20. M

    Diesel injector sac pressure calculation

    I am trying to calculate the nozzle sac pressure required to deliver 60mm3/ms of diesel fuel into a pressurised cylinder (19MPa). The nozzle has 5 delivery holes of diameter 0.157mm and the discharge co-efficient is 0.87. The sac diameter= 0.7 mm and the sac volume= 0.12mm3. I have tried to use...
  21. D

    Design of deoxygenating system for offshore water injection

    Any ideas on how I could model a deoxygenating system and which software would be best to use to do so. Thanks
  22. RaulTheUCSCSlug

    Benefits of Carburetor over Fuel Injection?

    What are the benefits of carburetors over fuel injection methods in engines? I have started working on motorcycles and have noticed that even modern motorcycles are carb'ed rather than fuel inject. Is it because of the cost of adding a computer? Or is there something else to it? I know that...
  23. B

    Injection from finite set to equally sized set is surjection

    This is a rather simple question, so it has been rattling my brain recently. Consider a surjective map ## f : S \rightarrow T ## where both ## S ## and ## T ## are finite sets of equal cardinality. Then is ## f ## necessarily injective? I proved the converse, which turned out to be quite...
  24. T

    Diesel engine injection timing

    How does start of injection effected by speed of the engine? According to data, it seems for higher engine speed, the SOI (in terms of degree BTC) is higher.
  25. voltech444

    Gas Turbine Afterburner Water Injection

    Hey I've been thinking of this idea for a while, If I had a small boat with a home made gas turbine engine on it to power it solely with thrust. If I put an afterburner on it and nozzle; and had a small intake for water that filtered out all of the crud. Would it be possible to generate more...
  26. B

    Finding a set and an injection

    Homework Statement Let ##G## be a group. I need to find a set ##X## and an injective function from ##G## into ##Sym(X)## Homework EquationsThe Attempt at a Solution I am having difficulty with this problem, and I want to make sure I understand exactly what it is asking. If I understand the...
  27. N

    Solving Mass Flow Inlet Issues with Direction Vector

    Hi every one, I am a fluent user, & I need help to illustrate something concerning the mass flow inlet. when I want to inject a gas ''for example" I want then to change the parameters from normal on the shape into leaded by a 'direction vector', so I choose direction vector instead of...
  28. S

    Make Injection Molder: DIY Guide to Automated Processes

    Hello, I am making an injection molding machine for fun. There is a lack of available information regarding the details of how the process works. There is something call the Lyman extruder that uses a wood auger bit as the injection screw. This auger is shaped much differently than the...
  29. S

    Optimizing Chemical Injection for Viscous Polymer in Winter Conditions

    see attached. the main 10" header is water, and the 1/2" chemical injection is polymer feed (not sure how much by volume, we go by pump strokes). problem is during winter, the polymer becomes viscous, and the pump has a hard time pumping the stuff all the way to the header. So we're thinking...
  30. B

    Why are industrial injection molders so big compared to hobby ones?

    I was looking up plastic injection molders for a project, and I noticed that while benchtop injection molders can be very small, industrial ones weigh several tons and take up an entire room! What accounts for this difference in size? Is it simply the capability to apply more pressure, or is it...
  31. N

    Electricity Generation by piezoelectric effect in Injection Moulding

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  32. Jon Richfield

    Water injection to defuse big quakes

    In Science 4 July 2014, there is an item that I saw summarised online: Injection wells blamed in Oklahoma earthquakes. ...The pressure can reduce forces acting to keep faults locked and trigger earthquakes... Now, I don't know how likely this is, and the discussion was commendably...
  33. F

    Phase-Lock-Loop vs Injection Locking

    Sorry it's been a while since I posed here. I'm working on a project for school that will involve sending a synchronizing signal to an oscillator on a reciever, which I know often uses a phase-lock-loop. However, I was doing some reading on injection-locking, and it seems that it would be...
  34. M

    Thermo Polyurathane Injection Moulding - TPU barrel life test

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  35. W

    Linear Algebra: Kernel, Basis, Dimensions, injection, surjections

    Homework Statement The Attempt at a Solution Can someone please check my work?
  36. mudweez0009

    Safety Injection during Main Steam Line Break

    Why is Safety Injection used during Main Steam Line Break? All that I can find is that it brings water back to the cold leg to compensate for the loss during the break.
  37. M

    Equivalence between an injection and a surjection

    Homework Statement Let A and B be two sets. Homework Equations Prove that there exists a injection from A to B if and only if there exists a surjection from B to A The Attempt at a Solution I did one implication which is we suppose that f: B→A is a surjection. Then by definition of a...
  38. K

    MHB Injection, Surjection, Bijection

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  39. B

    Powder Injection Molding, Binders

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  40. A

    Create an injection from {a^2+b^2

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  41. A

    Injection on QxQ: Is f(a^2+b^2)=(lal,lbl) Well-Defined?

    I just want to ask. For the set {a^2+b^2 , a,b \in Q}. Am i then right in saying that the map: f(a^2+b^2)=(lal,lbl) is an injection on QxQ (the absolute values are there to make sure f is well-defined)? And is this how you write a thing like this formally.
  42. A

    Let A be a subset of X, and suppose we have an injection from X to A

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  43. S

    Suppose that f is an injection. Show that f-1(f(x)) = x for all x in D

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  44. A

    Signal Injection Test: What, How, & Expectations

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    Question for those familiar with IIL (integrated injection logic)

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  46. P

    Continuous R^2xR^2xR^2/E^+(2) -> R^3 injection

    This is a question that comes from my research. I know next to nothing about topology, so I'm not able to assure myself of the answer. The problem is this: I'm watching an animal move in two dimensions. At three successive points in time I have three positions, (x1,y1), (x2,y2), (x3,y3). But...
  47. P

    Charge carrier injection in heterostructures - help with concept definition

    Hi, I have this report to do on "Charge injection in heterostructures". I have been searching and reading but I still have some trouble with the basics, i.e. defining the concept. As far as I understood a heterostructure is a junction between two or more different semiconductors and the...
  48. Egregious

    Simple question about fluid pressure (medical injection)

    Hello, and thank you kindly for considering my question. Background: Medical needles come in gauges such that a smaller gauge represents a larger needle. Scenario: Doctor Jack says "18 gauge needles are best for this procedure", but Doctor Jane says "27 gauge needles are best because...
  49. G

    Proving a known proof involving injection.

    trying to learn how to do proofs. So I have A=> B which is injective and E \subseteq B then prove f^-1(f(E)) = E. So let x \in f^-1(f(E)) => thus f(x) \in f(E) => x\in E So I have proved that x is a point within E, a subset of A, to me I think I am missing something and have not proved...
  50. H

    DO-160 Pin Injection waveform generation

    Hi, Can I get some learning material or guidance on how to build equipment for generating specific waveforms of DO-160 section 22? Thanks