Involvement of Thermodynamic Cycle Analysis in a Concurrent Approach to Reciprocating Engine Design

J. Macek, M. Takáts


A modularised approach to thermodynamic optimisation of new concepts of volumetric combustion engines concerning efficiency and emissions is outlined. Levels of primary analysis using a computerised general-change entropy diagram and detailed multizone, 1 to 3-D finite volume methods are distinguished. The use of inverse algorithms based on the same equations is taken into account.


internal combustion engine; thermodynamic optimisation; simulation; configuration design

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ISSN 1210-2709 (Print)
ISSN 1805-2363 (Online)
Published by the Czech Technical University in Prague