Experimental test stand for development of an opposed-piston engine and initial results
More details
Hide details
Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering at Warsaw University of Technology.
Publication date: 2017-05-01
Combustion Engines 2017,169(2), 76-82
The article presents the reason for developing a 0D predictive and diagnostic model for opposed-piston (OP) engines. Firstly, a description of OP engines, together with their most important advantages and challenges are given together with current research work. Secondly, a PAMAR-4 engine characteristic is presented. After that the proposed 0D predictive model is described and compared with the commercially availible software. Test stand with most important sensors and solutions are presented. After that the custom Engine Control Unit software is characterized together with a 0D diagnostic model. Next part discusses specific challenges that still have to be solved. After that the preliminary test bed results are presented and compared to the 0D simulations. Finally, the summary together with possible future improvement of both 0D predictive model and test bed capabilities are given.
PIRAULT, J.P., FLINT, M. Opposed piston engines: evolution, use, and future applications. Warrendale: SAE International. 2009.
HEROLD, R.E., WAHL, M.H., REGNER, G. et al. Thermodynamic benefits of opposed-piston two-stroke engines. SAE Technical Paper. 2011, 2011-01–2216.
SHARMA, A., REDON, F. Multi-cylinder opposed-piston engine results on transient test cycle. SAE Technical Paper. 2016, 2016-01-1019.
Pinnacle Engines, Inc. [Internet]. 2016. Available from: www.pinnacle-engines.com.
KANELLOS, M. New vehicle engines almost here: this time for real [Internet]. Available from: www.forbes.com/sites/michaelkanellos/2015/07/15/new-vehicle-engines-almosthere-this-time-for-real.
MAZURO, P., Rychter, T., Teodorczyk, A. Piston engines with cylinder axis parallel to drive shaft axix – classification and review. Journal of KONES Powertrain and Transport. 2007, 13(3).
GUPTA, R.N., YOS, J.M., THOMPSON, R.A. A review of reaction rates and thermodynamic and transport properties for the 11-species air model for chemical and thermal nonequilibrium calculations to 30000 K. Nasa Technical Memorandum 1989; Available from: ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19890011822.
HEYWOOD, J.B. Internal combustion engine fundamentals. New York, McGraw-Hill. 1988.
WOSCHNI, G. A universally acceptable equation for the instantaneous heat transfer coefficient in the internal ombustion engine. SAE Technical Paper. 1967, 670931.
SIHLING, K., WOSCHNI, G. Experimental investigation of the instantaneous heat transfer in the cylinder of a high speed diesel engine. SAE Technical Paper. 1979, 790833.
GHOJEL, J. Review of the development and applications of the Wiebe function : A tribute to the contribution of Ivan Wiebe to engine research Review of the development and applications of the Wiebe function : a tribute to the contribution of Ivan Wiebe to engine research. International Journal of Engine Research. 2010, 11(4).
REGNER, G., JOHNSON, D., KOSZEWNIK, J. et al. Modernizing the opposed piston, two stroke engine for clean, efficient transportation. SAE Technical Paper. 2013, 2013-26-0114.
transportation. SAE Technical Paper. 2013, 2013-26-0114.
KAUL, B., LAWLER, B., FINNEY, C. et al. Effects of data quality reduction on feedback metrics for advanced combustion control. SAE Technical Paper. 2014, 2014-01-2707.
RANDOLPH, A. Methods of processing cylinder-pressure transducer signals to maximize data accuracy. SAE Technical Paper. 1990, 900170.
Journals System - logo
Scroll to top