The engine is a four-displacer, four-power piston, horizontally opposed, offset (gamma type) machine uses four hypocycloid gear sets to couple the two oscillating displacer shafts and the two oscillating power piston shafts with the rotating output shaft. A spur gear phase changer is used at any time to change the phase angle between the displacers and the power pistons to control torque. This engine appears to be ideal for powering vehicle since it self-starts and has built-in torque control, reverse, and regenerative braking. It can be permanently connected to a thermal energy storage (TES) reservoir because of its very low heat leak when not in used. An engine and TES conceptual design and performance prediction is given for a small car power plant.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1511-18

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  • Accession Number: 00153211
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 769259
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1977 12:00AM