Application of a rotary expander as an energy recovery system for a modern Wankel engine

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Abstract

A Wankel rotary engine produced by Advanced Innovative Engineering (AIE) UK Ltd with a capacity of 225cc is investigated, employing a rotary expander as an energy recovery system, aiming at maximizing the expansion of the gas and improving the overall efficiency of this propulsive system. In this configuration, the expander is placed alongside to the engine and receives exhaust gas from the engine by means of a short and straight connecting pipe. Unlike the engine, the expander has a Wankel-type 1:2 configuration. A thorough description of the machine, including the main mechanical, kinematic and port-timing parameters are reported, in addition to details of the test rig and experimental methodologies adopted. Finally, this work presents the experimental results obtained from the engine equipped with the expander and compares those results with the engine baseline performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternal Combustion Engines and Powertrain Systems for Future Transport 2019
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Internal Combustion Engines and Powertrain Systems for Future Transport (ICEPSFT 2019), December 11-12, 2019, Birmingham, UK
PublisherCRC Press
Edition1st
ISBN (Print)9780367903565
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2020
EventInternal Combustion Engines and Powertrain Systems for Future Transport - Fazeley Studios, Birmingham, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Dec 201912 Dec 2019
https://events.imeche.org/ViewEvent?code=CON6849

Conference

ConferenceInternal Combustion Engines and Powertrain Systems for Future Transport
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityBirmingham
Period11/12/1912/12/19
Internet address

Keywords

  • Wankel Engine
  • Rotary engine
  • Rotary Expander
  • Energy recovery
  • Hybrid vehicle
  • Range extender

Cite this

Vorraro, G., Islam, R., Turner, M., & Turner, J. (2020). Application of a rotary expander as an energy recovery system for a modern Wankel engine. In Internal Combustion Engines and Powertrain Systems for Future Transport 2019: Proceedings of the International Conference on Internal Combustion Engines and Powertrain Systems for Future Transport (ICEPSFT 2019), December 11-12, 2019, Birmingham, UK (1st ed.). CRC Press. https://www.crcpress.com/Internal-Combustion-Engines-and-Powertrain-Systems-for-Future-Transport/MECHE/p/book/9780367903565