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Quasi-constant volume (QCV) spark ignition combustion

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posted on 26.05.2011, 11:06 by Rui ChenRui Chen, Edward WinwardEdward Winward, Paul Stewart, Ben Taylor, Dan Gladwin
The Otto cycle delivers theoretical maximum thermal efficiency. The traditional design of internal combustion engines using a simple slide-crank mechanism gives no time for a constant volume combustion which significantly reduces the cycle efficiency. In this study, using a high torque, high bandwidth, permanent magnet electric drive system attached to the crankshaft, variable angular velocities of the engine crankshaft were implemented. The system enabled reductions in piston velocity around the top dead centre region to a fraction of its value at constant crankshaft angular velocity typical in conventional engines. A quasi-constant volume combustion has thus been successfully achieved, leading to improvements in engine fuel consumption and power output which are discussed in detail.

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  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department

  • Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

Citation

CHEN, R. ... et al, 2009. Quasi-constant volume (QCV) spark ignition combustion. IN: Proceedings of SAE 2009 World Congress, Detroit, USA, 20th-23rd April.

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© SAE International

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VoR (Version of Record)

Publication date

2009

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This is a conference paper [2009 © SAE International]. It was posted on this site with permission from SAE International. Further use and distribution of this paper requires permission from SAE International.

ISSN

0148-7191

Book series

SAE Technical Papers;2009-01-0700

Language

en