1987-02-01

Estimation of Instantaneous Heat Transfer Coefficients for a Direct-Injection Stratified-Charge Rotary Engine 870444

The main objective of this report was to derive equations to estimate heat transfer coefficients in both the combustion chamber and coolant passage of a rotary engine. This was accomplished by making detailed temperature and pressure measurements in a direct-injection stratified-charge rotary engine under a range of conditions. For each specific measurement point, the local physical properties of the fluids were calculated. Then an empirical correlation of the coefficients was derived by using a multiple regression program. This correlation expresses the Nusselt number as a function of the Prandtl number and Reynolds number.

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