PARAMETRIC DESIGN OF A ROTARY-COMBUSTION TEST ENGINE

The Wankel power plant operates on the same thermodynamic cycle as the reciprocating internal combustion engine. However, since the Wankel is simpler mechanically, it makes study of the complicated combustion phenomena which take place in I. C. engines easier to study. The design of such a Wankel test engine is presented in such a way that the experimentalist can specify unique engine demands. Following convention, the specifications for a 10-hp nominal design are presented: housing profile and rotor surface development, maximum volume, materials and cooling are based on power output selection. However, unique to the design is quasi-control of engine processes by imposition of preselected or interactive cooling via computer control.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • SABER, A J
    • Tierney, P
    • Girolami, C
    • Czul, J
  • Publication Date: 1976-12-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153250
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASME 76-WA/DE-25
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1977 12:00AM