Open Access Peer-reviewed

Development of External Combustion Engine

Rachid Maamri1,, Wassily Georgivitsh Dyatshenko2, Alexandre Ivanovitsh Varonkov3, Oleg Uryevitsh Linkov2, Yvan Nikolaevitsh Nikitenko3, Yves Dubé1, Lotfi Toubal1, Agbossou Kodjo1

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Trois Rivières University in Quebec, Trois Rivières, Canada

2Department of Internal Combustion Engines, Kharkov National Technical University, Kharkov, Ukraine

3Department of Internal Combustion Engines, Kharkov and Highway University, Kharkov, Ukraine

American Journal of Vehicle Design. 2013, 1(2), 25-29. DOI: 10.12691/ajvd-1-2-2
Published online: August 25, 2017


The internal combustion engines are generally a major source of air pollution. However the spark ignition engines are recognized by their carbon monoxide and unburned hydrocarbon emission. One of the methods used to reduce the emission of these pollutants is the use of external combustion engine. This paper describes the development of an external combustion engine which uses air in tanks at pressures of 30 - 50 МPа and at ambient temperature as combustion energy carrier, and hydrogen, alcohols or traditional motor fuel from organic minerals as chemical energy carrier. Research workings out are in the field finished to level of practical use. The mathematical and simulation model has been developed, tested, and verified to simulate a 4-stroke cycle of a spark ignition engine fuelled with gasoline. The results obtained from the present study have shown the capability of the model to predict the performance satisfactorily.


external combustion engine, efficiency, temperature, pressure, mathematical model
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