EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL ANALYSIS OF WANKEL ENGINE PERFORMANCE

A model for predicting the performance and emissions characteristics of Wankel engines has been developed and tested. Each chamber is treated as an open thermodynamic system and the effects of turbulent flame propagation, quench layer formation, gas motion, heat transfer and seal leakage are included. The experimental tests were carried out on a Toyo Kogyo 12B engine under both motoring and firing conditions and values for the effective seal leakage area and turbulent heat transfer coefficient were deduced. The agreement between the predicted and measured performances was reasonable. Parametric studies of the effects of reductions in seal leakage and heat transfer were carried out and the results are presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Danieli, G A
    • Keck, J C
    • Heywood, J B
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190378
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780416
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM