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Design Methodology for Modifying an Existing Internal Combustion Engine to Generate Power from a Stored Air System

Abstract A low cost expander, combustor device that takes compressed air, adds thermal energy and then expands the gas to drive an electrical generator is to be designed by modifying an existing reciprocating spark ignition engine. The engine used is the 6.5 hp Briggs and Stratton series 122600 engine. Compressed air that is stored in a tank at a particular pressure will be introduced during the compression stage of the engine cycle to reduce pump work. In the modified design the intake and exhaust valve timings are modified to achieve this process. The time required to fill the combustion chamber with compressed air to the storage pressure immediately before spark and the state of the air with respect to crank angle is modeled numerically using a c... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Joy, Lijin (Author) / Trimble, Steven (Advisor) / Davidson, Joseph (Committee member) / Phelan, Patrick (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Energy / Automotive engineering / Mechanical engineering / caes engine / compressed air engine modification / compression stage filling / external compression internal combustion / modify ic engine / trimble joy
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 94 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Mechanical Engineering 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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