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Prototype testing and analysis of a novel internal combustion linear generator integrated power system

Zhaoping Xu and Siqin Chang

Applied Energy, 2010, vol. 87, issue 4, 1342-1348

Abstract: A novel four-stroke free-piston engine equipped with a linear electric generator (namely internal combustion linear generator integrated power system) is proposed in this paper to achieve efficient energy conversion from fuel to electricity. Unique features of the novel power system are presented and their effects on the continuous running are discussed, along with potential advantages and disadvantages compared to conventional engines. A single cylinder, gasoline and spark ignition prototype is fabricated with reference to the geometric and control parameters of an existing conventional four-stroke engine. Stable running of the prototype is realized, and a 2.2Â kW average output power with the generating efficiency of 32% has been obtained up to now. The feasibility and performance of the proposed design are verified. Detailed testing results from the continuous running prototype are analyzed in this paper for giving insight into the performance and dynamic behaviors of the novel power system.

Keywords: Free-piston; engine; Four-stroke; Gasoline; Linear; generator; Prototype; testing (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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