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An analysis of aspects of a rotary engine with an epitrochoid as rotor

H. J. le Roux
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 4, No 3 | a1032 | DOI: | © 1985 H. J. le Roux | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 18 March 1985 | Published: 18 March 1985

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H. J. le Roux,, South Africa

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In order to evaluate and compare the different types of internal combustion engine various models are needed. This paper reports on an analysis of various aspects of a rotary internal-combustion engine using an epitrochoid as rotor. Aspects such as rotor movement, kinematics of sealing elements as well as displacement volume are considered. In the discussion certain other aspects such as surface-area to volume ratio and compression ratios are included.


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