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A New Design to the Compressed Air Engine

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Aditya Srujan Jandhyala, G. S. Varun, Richa Paliwal

Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, India

Paper No. HT-FED2004-56010, pp. 7-11; 5 pages
  • ASME 2004 Heat Transfer/Fluids Engineering Summer Conference
  • Volume 4
  • Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, July 11–15, 2004
  • Conference Sponsors: Heat Transfer Division and Fluids Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4693-8 | eISBN: 0-7918-3740-8
  • Copyright © 2004 by ASME


Compressed air is a potential energy source which has been widely used in high pressure operations, using compressed air as an alternative for fuel gives a powerful new dimension for eco friendly engines. A compressed air engine works similar to the working of a compression ignition engine. On using a single cylinder engine, the four strokes of a compression ignition engine are simulated. At the end of the compression stroke, air from the compressor is directly injected into the cylinder where air is already present at a compressed state. The air compressed in the cylinder is at a much higher temperature, in the range of about 300–400 degrees Celsius (depending on the compression ratio), than the compressed air from the compressor which is at room temperature, thus causing a difference of temperatures. The mixture trying to attain a common temperature due to expansion, thrusts onto the piston head, hence gives the required power to the engine.

Copyright © 2004 by ASME
Topics: Air engines , Design



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