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Free-Piston Linear Generator and the Development of a Solid Lubrication System

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Roman Virsik, Frank Rinderknecht, Horst E. Friedrich

German Aerospace Center, Stuttgart, Germany

Paper No. ICEF2016-9362, pp. V001T07A002; 7 pages
  • ASME 2016 Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference
  • ASME 2016 Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference
  • Greenville, South Carolina, USA, October 9–12, 2016
  • Conference Sponsors: Internal Combustion Engine Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5050-3
  • Copyright © 2016 by ASME


The free piston linear generator is a new electromechanical generator. It converts chemical energy into electrical energy by means of a combustion process, a linear generator and a gas spring. Thereby the technology aims to have better properties than other electromechanical generators. Therefore this publication deals with the explanation of the concept, the characteristics of a free piston linear generator and one of the challenges in the development. In order to use a port scavenging the emission issue is the challenge and has to be solved. One possible solution is the use of solid lubricants to substitute motor oil. The development methodology and one aspect of the development will be explained.

Copyright © 2016 by ASME



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