TECHNICAL PAPERS: Internal Combustion Engines

Applying Thermodynamics in Search of Superior Engine Efficiency

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Charles A. Amann

KAB Engineering, 984 Satterlee Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 127(3), 670-675 (Jun 24, 2005) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1804537 History: Received January 02, 2003; Revised March 26, 2004; Online June 24, 2005
Copyright © 2005 by ASME
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Comparing three-process VSPP cycle to four-process SVSP cycle
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Comparing cycle closing phases —SP, —SV, and -VSP
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Comparing isentrope- and isochore-initiated cycles
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Comparing Carnot (1–2–3–4) to two other isotherm-initiated cycles
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Comparing Otto (1–2–3–4) to two Carnot cycles
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Comparing isotherm- and isentrope-initiated cycles
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Comparing Atkinson (SVSP) and Otto (SVSV) cycles
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Temperature-entropy diagram for STPV cycle




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