This paper introduces a mathematical model to analyze the dynamic behavior of a novel rotary vane engine (RVE). The RVE can be considered to have a number of advantages when compared to a majority of other reciprocating engine types. The advantages are found in the simple structure and the small number of moving parts. In this paper the geometrical structure and dynamical behavior of engines with a different number of work units is considered in detail. This has been examined through a study of torque transmission with a particular reference to how this is affected by the noncircular geometry of gear pitch curves. Using the Coulomb friction model, consideration has been given to the mechanical power loss due to friction in different parts of the engine, which must be taken into account. The study also proposes a possible method for balancing of asymmetric cogwheels. The analysis concludes that by using an appropriate design and arrangement of cogwheels and all moving parts, vibration can be attenuated due to impulsive gas torque.
Analysis, Design, and Modeling of a Rotary Vane Engine (RVE)
Contributed by the Mechanisms and Robotics Committee for publication in the JOURNAL OF MECHANICAL DESIGN. Manuscript received January 2003; revised October 2003. Associate Editor: M. Raghavan.
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Librovich, B. V., and Nowakowski, A. F. (August 12, 2004). "Analysis, Design, and Modeling of a Rotary Vane Engine (RVE) ." ASME. J. Mech. Des. July 2004; 126(4): 711–720. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1711823
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