Larry Evers

Larry Evers

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

  • PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Biography

In recent years, Evers has concentrated on the design of fuel injectors which produce enhanced atomization and spray patterns for port-fuel-injectioned spark-ignited engines. These fuel injectors have been tested in the laboratory and in engines. He developed a film thickness sensor, which has been used to measure the fuel film thickness in the inlet port of a fuel-injected engine. The film thickness sensor is being used to measure the film of oil in journal bearings.

Areas of Expertise

  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Fuel Injectors
  • Atomization

Research Interests

  • Design of fuel injectors which produce enhanced atomization and spray patterns for port-fuel-injectioned spark-ignited engines

Recent Publications

  • Barua, D., Gruhlke, W.L., and Evers, L.W. “Silicon Micro-machined Injector Nozzles,” Vehicle Displays and Microsensors’ 99, 6th Annual Strategic and Technical Symposium, Ypsilanti, Michigan, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 99-66619, September 22-23, 1999.
  • Gruhlke, W. L., Creehan, J. L., and Evers, L. W., “Compound Electroformed Metal Nozzle for High Pressure Gasoline Injection,” SAE Paper No. 980818, SAE International Congress and Exposition, Detroit, Michigan, February 23-26, 1997.
  • Michalek, D. J., Peschke, B. D., and Evers, L. W., “Computational Design of Experiments for Compound Fuel Injector Nozzles,” SAE Paper No. 971617, SAE International Spring Fuels and Lubricants Meeting, Detroit, Michigan, May 5, 1997.
  • Glodowski, M. L., Michalek, D. J., and Evers, L. W., “The Use of Results from Computational Fluid Dynamic Fuel Injector Modeling to Predict Spray Characteristics,” SAE Paper No. 961191, SAE International Spring Fuels & Lubricants Meeting, Dearborn, Michigan, May 6-8, 1996.