Decoupling Design and Verification of a Free-Piston Linear Generator
AbstractThis paper proposes a decoupling design approach for a free-piston linear generator (FPLG) constituted of three key components, including a combustion chamber, a linear generator and a gas spring serving as rebounding device. The approach is based on the distribution of the system power and efficiency, which provides a theoretical design method from the viewpoint of the overall power and efficiency demands. The energy flow and conversion processes of the FPLG are analyzed, and the power and efficiency demands of the thermal-mechanical and mechanical-electrical energy conversion are confirmed. The energy and efficiency distributions of the expansion and compression strokes within a single stable operation cycle are analyzed and determined. Detailed design methodologies of crucial geometric dimensions and operational parameters of each key component are described. The feasibility of the proposed decoupling design approach is validated through several design examples with different output power. View Full-Text
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Sun, P.; Zhang, C.; Chen, J.; Zhao, F.; Liao, Y.; Yang, G.; Chen, C. Decoupling Design and Verification of a Free-Piston Linear Generator. Energies 2016, 9, 1067.
Sun P, Zhang C, Chen J, Zhao F, Liao Y, Yang G, Chen C. Decoupling Design and Verification of a Free-Piston Linear Generator. Energies. 2016; 9(12):1067.Chicago/Turabian Style
Sun, Peng; Zhang, Chi; Chen, Jinhua; Zhao, Fei; Liao, Youyong; Yang, Guilin; Chen, Chinyin. 2016. "Decoupling Design and Verification of a Free-Piston Linear Generator." Energies 9, no. 12: 1067.
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