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Translating Motion - Which is the most efficient?

  1. Apr 11, 2010 #1
    Hi.

    I need some wisdom! Here is my problem. I want to make an air powered engine. This isnt a problem, I have plans for this. However, I want to put my own twist on the engine. I want it to be a axial engine, so the axle is in the same plane as the cylinders.

    The importance factor is efficiency, I want this mechanism to convert the energy as efficiently as possible, translating to low start-up torque and high RPM output.

    There seems to be a few ways to do this, so if I put down some of my options, can you advise me on the best route.

    Option 1. Swatch Plate

    [PLAIN]http://www.dself.dsl.pipex.com/museum/POWER/unusualICeng/axial-ICeng/swash%20plate%20motor3.gif [Broken]

    Option 2. Trebert

    [PLAIN]http://www.dself.dsl.pipex.com/museum/POWER/unusualICeng/axial-ICeng/Trebert%20stationary%20cylinders%20anim.gif [Broken]

    Option 3. Wobble Plate

    [PLAIN]http://www.dself.dsl.pipex.com/museum/POWER/unusualICeng/axial-ICeng/wobble%20plate%20motor1.gif [Broken]

    Option 4. Barrel Cam

    LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvtekHPzbUw

    Option 5. Radial Engine (I know, the cylinders arnt in the same plane as axle)

    [URL]http://www.motorera.com/dictionary/pics/r/radial_engine.jpg[/URL]

    Option 6. None of the above!

    Id be really interested to hear what your thoughts are on this, and input would be hugely appreciated.

    James
     
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  3. Apr 12, 2010 #2
    how many rpm do you want to get?
     
  4. Apr 12, 2010 #3
    Pretty interesting and clever design ideas you've found.
     
  5. Apr 12, 2010 #4
    Hi! Thank you, it took me a while to find them. Im looking to get around 2000-3000rpm
     
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