Browse Publications Technical Papers 2004-32-0010

Visualization of the Scavenging Flow of Small Two-Stroke Cylinders 2004-32-0010

Experimental methods are needed to understand unsteady three-dimensional flows. They also become an important tool where geometrical details or the complexity of the applied model would require an over-proportional numerical effort to investigate a scavenging flow.
The experimental method presented in this paper applies visualization techniques to analyze the scavenging flow of small two-stroke cylinders. The principle at work is based on similarity laws, which transfer the dimensions of an actual engine into an enlarged model. The modular set-up allows fast modifications of the port geometry and detailed visualization of the flow coming out of individual transfer ports of multiple port cylinders by using different dyes. Results are presented as movies, which give a very graphic impression of the unsteady three-dimensional flow inside the cylinder.


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