INVESTIGATION OF THE OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS OF A HYDROGEN-FUELLED WANKEL ENGINE
The author investigated the suitability of Wankel engines for hydrogen fuel operation, the constructional changes required for optimum engine operation, and the effects of operating parameters on consumption and emissions. Hydrogen fuel operation was compared with gasoline fuel operation. Literature data on reciprocating-piston engines were evaluated. The suitability of Wankel engines for hydrogen/gasoline mixed fuel operation was studied as this will be an important transition phase on the way to the hydrogen fuel technology. Care must be taken to prevent gas leakage between the two combustion chamgers via to the spark plug holes as this would result in advance ignition of the hydrogen-fuelled Wankel engine. The effects of constructional parameters on the engine performance are discussed in detail.
Technical University of Aachen, West GermanyFakultaet fuer Maschinenwesen
D-5100 Aachen, Germany
- Stutzenberger, H
- Publication Date: 1983-6
- Pagination: 178 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternate fuels; Feasibility analysis; Gasoline; Hydrogen; Mixtures; Wankel engines
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Vehicles and Equipment; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety;
- Accession Number: 00395626
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
- Report/Paper Numbers: NP-5770144
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 31 1985 12:00AM