Design and Modeling of a Novel Internal Combustion Engine with Direct Hydraulic Power Take-off 2013-01-1733
This paper introduces a Hydraulic Linear Engine (HLE) concept and describes a model to simulate instantaneous engine behavior. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has developed an HLE prototype as an evolution of their previous six-cylinder, four-stroke, free-piston engine (FPE) hardware. The HLE design extracts work hydraulically, in a fashion identical to the initial FPE, and is intended for use in a series hydraulic hybrid vehicle. Unlike the FPE, however, the HLE utilizes a crank for improved timing control and increased robustness. Preliminary experimental results show significant speed fluctuations and cylinder imbalance that require careful controls design. This paper also introduces a model of the HLE that exhibits similar behavior, making it an indispensible tool for controls design. Further, the model's behavior is evaluated over a range of operating conditions currently unobtainable by the experimental setup.
Citation: Zaseck, K., Babajimopoulos, A., Brusstar, M., Filipi, Z. et al., "Design and Modeling of a Novel Internal Combustion Engine with Direct Hydraulic Power Take-off," SAE Int. J. Alt. Power. 2(1):204-216, 2013, https://doi.org/10.4271/2013-01-1733. Download Citation
Kevin Zaseck, Aristotelis Babajimopoulos, Matthew Brusstar, Zoran Filipi, Dennis N. Assanis
University of Michigan, Stony Brook University, US Environmental Protection Agency, Clemson University
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