The project involves the creation of a system model for the design of a novel slow-speed ICE rotary engine. In this engine the combustion chambers themselves rotate with the output shaft. A prototype has been built and the concept proven to work.
This is a suitable project for a postgraduate student, e.g. Masters level. The tasks could potentially involve some of: Model machine dynamics; determine combustion characteristics of motor; explore design configurations; Design for Robustness, Manufacturability, Reliability; Create a system model that integrates multiple performance dimensions; Build and test second generation engine. The benefits of doing this are optimisation and enhancement of engine performance.
The student who does this project will gain experience in ICE engines, develop high-level engineering analysis skills, and have the opportunity to experience an innovative work environment. Interested applicants should contact the Principal Researcher.