Mathematical modelling of rotary vane engines

Tucker, R. W. and Wang, C. and Librovich, B. V. (2003) Mathematical modelling of rotary vane engines. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 217 (6). pp. 687-704. ISSN 0954-4062

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Abstract

This paper introduces mathematical modelling techniques that are designed to analyse the dynamic behaviour of a class of rotary vane engines. These engines employ non-circular gears for the transmission of primary torque and the modelling explores ways to ensure that torque fluctuations in the flywheel are small. The basic physical principles of rigid-body dynamics are used to formulate a system of non-linear ordinary differential equations describing the rolling motion of two-dimensional rigid laminae. It is argued that such a system offers a valuable first approximation for the study of a realistic engine consisting of two connected combustion units.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/qc
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 10450
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Deposited On: 15 Jul 2008 09:18
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2019 01:30
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/10450

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