Engineering >> Mechanical EngineeringWork Performed by an Engineby Brian Vazquez
Submitted : Fall 2010 Using the pressure vs. volume diagram of a small 2cycle engine, we are able to calculate the peak effective power output of a given engine. In this report I will discuss the calculations for interpreting the data from a pressure vs. volume diagram from a 2cycle engine, and I will be using calculus to do this. Conclusions that I have drawn from this project is that power is increased with lower volumes and higher pressures at high rates of speed. Small engines can make a considerable amount of maximum power if the compression ratio is sufficiently high enough, and the engine cycle is moving fast enough. The engine that I will be working with is a 3.45829 cubic centimeter displacement, single cylinder engine moving at 18000 revolutions per minute, with a compression ratio of 15:1.
