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Development and Experimental Investigation of a Two-Stroke Opposed-Piston Free-Piston Engine

Schneider, Stephan and Chiodi, Marco and Friedrich, Horst E. and Bargende, Michael (2016) Development and Experimental Investigation of a Two-Stroke Opposed-Piston Free-Piston Engine. Small Engine technology Conference (SETC) 2016, 15.-17.11.2016, Charleston (SC), USA. DOI: 10.4271/2016-32-0046 ISSN 0148-7191

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Abstract

The proposed paper deals with the development process and initial measurement results of an opposed-piston combustion engine for application in a Free-Piston Linear Generator (FPLG). The FPLG, which is being developed at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), is an innovative internal combustion engine for a fuel based electrical power supply. With its arrangement, the pistons freely oscillate between the compression chamber of the combustion unit and a gas spring with no mechanical coupling like a crank shaft. Linear alternators convert the kinetic energy of the moving piston into electric energy. The virtual development of the novel combustion system is divided into two stages: On the one hand, the combustion system including e.g. a cylinder liner, pistons, cooling and lubrication concepts has to be developed. On the other hand, 3D-CFD-simulations are used in the early stage within the virtual development process toward the optimization of the geometry of the scavenging ports and ducts, the gas exchange, injection and ignition. With the high variability of the free piston concept, a strategy for a dual combustion mode operation with spark ignition and HCCI is developed. The new engine is constructed on and implemented at the hydraulic free-piston test bench at DLR and was successfully taken into operation. First measurement results show the engine behavior with dual spark ignition and two opposed injectors.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/108927/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Development and Experimental Investigation of a Two-Stroke Opposed-Piston Free-Piston Engine
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Schneider, Stephans.schneider (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0792-7111
Chiodi, Marcoforschungsinstitut für kraftfahrwesen und fahrzeugmotoren stuttgart (fkfs)UNSPECIFIED
Friedrich, Horst E.horst.friedrich (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Bargende, Michaelforschungsinstitut für kraftfahrwesen und fahrzeugmotoren stuttgart (fkfs)UNSPECIFIED
Date:8 November 2016
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.4271/2016-32-0046
ISSN:0148-7191
Status:Published
Keywords:Freikolben, Gegenkolben, Freikolbenlineargenerator (FKLG), Zweitakt,
Event Title:Small Engine technology Conference (SETC) 2016
Event Location:Charleston (SC), USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:15.-17.11.2016
Organizer:SAE International und JSAE
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Terrestrial Vehicles (old)
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V BF - Bodengebundene Fahrzeuge
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - NGC-Antriebsstrang (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Vehicle Concepts
Deposited By: Schneider, Stephan
Deposited On:07 Dec 2016 08:52
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:06

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