Browse Publications Technical Papers 2008-01-0953
2008-04-14

Developing a 10cc Single-Valve, Reverse Uniflow, 2S Engine 2008-01-0953

A 10cc single-valve, reverse uniflow 2S engine is being developed to power a compact compressor system; the output from this device could be hydraulic or pneumatic power. In this design a free piston is used to directly compress the power fluid. In the initial configuration fresh charge will be delivered through a single, dual-acting spring-loaded poppet valve located in the center of the cylinder and the burned charge is exhausted through symmetrically-arranged ports located at the bottom section of the cylinder; two combustion chambers exist on opposite ends of the piston. Of particular interest in the early stages of the engine development is the gas transfer system; proper cylinder scavenging is required to ensure adequate engine operation. An initial design is being investigated using the commercial computational fluid dynamics software suite, STAR-CD/ESICE. This report will document some initial simulations and indicate areas requiring further refinement. Unique features of the reverse-flow arrangement are highlighted

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