Compression n0- 2 Expansion frJfv T... = in K -JT^^ÎiSS^v,

Compression n0- 2 Expansion frJfv T... = in K -JT^^ÎiSS^v,

Figure 1. Temperature Profile adjacent to combustion chamber wall at various times in the cycle. Motoring operation.

(From: Ikegami. SAE 860467)

Figure 1. Temperature Profile adjacent to combustion chamber wall at various times in the cycle. Motoring operation.

(From: Ikegami. SAE 860467)

Ikegami went on to demonstrate the impact of such phenomena on an insulated engine. An increase in wall temperature of 300 degrees C was calculated to result in a reduction in peak heat flux slightly over ten percent. This compares with values on the order of 50 percent predicted with classical models for the same wall temperature increase.

Although this type of computation is in its infancy, and several questions remain about the legitimacy of assumptions employed in the necessary turbulence sub-models, these results do demonstrate the plausibility of effects not considered by classical analysis techniques -effects for which experimental evidence has also been shown. Furthermore, it is instructive to note that Lawton [21], using different computational techniques, demonstrated the same phenomena as Ikegami. Recent boundary layer measurements of Farrell [22] also show evidence of such phenomena.

Concluding Recommendations In the material just reviewed, one conclusion comes to the fore again and again. Through cycle simulations. insulated engine testing, instantaneous heat flux measurements. and in-cylinder computational analysis, the conclusion which continues to emerge is that the future of the low heat rejection engine concept is dependent on a more firmly based understanding of the fundamentals of in-cylinder heat transfer. This conclusion points the direction of future research needs. These needs involve fundamental studies aimed at resolution of the thermal boundary layer through both analysis and experimentation.


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