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Engine Trigonometry/Calculus/related rates and parametric equations

  1. Aug 24, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I'm a year 12(final/senior year) student in Australia and in my specialist maths course we have an assignment worth 20% of our grade. Anyway it has to show good a lot of good maths in a self explanatory investigation(approx 10+ pages). For my assignment i wanted to do investigate engines of the piston variety. I was wondering if you can help with any ideas, solutions or ideas of particular things i could investigate.


    2. Relevant equations
    Still being investigated - need help


    3. The attempt at a solution
    I was considering investigating things like the rate of change of the angle of the conrod(A) and something like the acceleration, velocity, and position of the piston with respect to the coordinates of the crank

    Any comments, suggestions or part solutions will be greatly appreciated.
    It does not have to be the simple two stroke engine, maybe i could compare it to the fourstroke engine or a radial engine.
     

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