A Comprehensive Study of Wankel Engine Performance 830332
An extensive experimental and analytical study of the performance of a Wankel engine is reported, with special emphasis on the combustion process. A one dimensional technique for calculating gas velocities in the combustion chamber under motoring conditions is described and this is then used to evaluate flame travel when combustion occurs. A novel three-zone combustion model is introduced. The effect of the position of the rotor recess is examined and shown to change the engine power output and hydrocarbon emissions.
R. Sierens, R. Baert, D. E. Winterbone, P. C. Baruah
Laboratory of Machines and Construction of Machines, University of Gent, Belgium, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Manchester Institute of Science 8 Technology, Manchester, England