Feasibility Analysis of Split Cycle Engine with Integrated Compressor Design

Tsung, Robert (2013). Feasibility Analysis of Split Cycle Engine with Integrated Compressor Design Honours Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Tsung, Robert
Thesis Title Feasibility Analysis of Split Cycle Engine with Integrated Compressor Design
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2013
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Bo Feng
Total pages 75
Language eng
Subjects 0913 Mechanical Engineering
Formatted abstract
This thesis looks at new engine technology that can be combined with the current hybrid fuel saving techniques to produce an engine that is not only economical to run but also produces enough power to satisfy the needs of larger or more premium vehicle. The method was to research and modify an engine that is currently under development known as the split cycle engine to see if it were possible to implement it to cars in the near future and what benefits it could bring over the traditional spark ignition engines. To ensure this engine would meet the regulation requirements, research was conducted to ensure a clear target for the engine specification could be set. It was proposed the engine should have a combined fuel economy of 4 litres per hundred kilometres to ensure its marketability for companies wanting to use this engine and to ensure it can be used within specific regions of the world with tightening fuel economy restrictions.

The first steps taken were to look into the background theory of split cycle engines and what companies had already discovered. Some of the main preconceived issues with the firing procedure and timing were clarified. Scuderi Engine Inc. found that firing could occur prior to closing of the intake valve. This helped with the timing of the valves and the feasibility of the overall project. The prior art also gave insight into some initial testing where the Tour Engine split cycle design was able to achieve 3.5 litres per hundred kilometre. This research explained where possible modifications could be made to the system to try increase its efficiency and power output.

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Keyword Integrated Compressor Design

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