A concept adaptable to the Otto, Rankine and Brayton cycles, is described. All moving parts in the engine rotate at uniform angular velocities. The working chamber is bounded by four oval-shaped rotors and two side cover-plates. Admission and exhaust of the working fluid is accomplished by means of ports in the rotors. An Otto cycle prototype with a displacement of 104 cm squared 3 was built and tested with marginal results. Also, a Rankine cycle expander was tested compressed air. An improved design of the Rankine expander is now being built.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 73-79

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  • Accession Number: 00153235
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1977 12:00AM