Design and Thermal Analysis of Free Piston Linear Generator using In Range Extended Electric Vehicles
Ramazan ŞENER, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Marmara University, Kadıköy / İstanbul, Turkey.
Manuscript received on 10 December 2016 | Revised Manuscript received on 18 December 2016 | Manuscript Published on 30 December 2016 | PP: 9-13 | Volume-6 Issue-2, December 2016 | Retrieval Number: B4765126216/16©BEIESP
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Abstract: Today, battery electric vehicles (BEV) have zero emission (tank to wheel) and very high efficiency. However, the most important obstacle of BEV is insufficient range. This disadvantage can be eliminated in term of range extender systems. Range extender system like generator can charge battery when required. Free Piston Linear Generator (FPLG), Wankel engine, Piston Internal Combustion Engine, Gas Turbine Engine and Fuel Cell Engine can be used as range extender unit. In this study, opposed-piston free-piston linear generator which can be used in low weight electric vehicles, which has spark ignition, 153 cm3 volume, and gasoline direct fuel injection was designed via SOLIDWORKS® software. Thermal analysis of the engine were performed by means of ANSYS® software using temperature in the literature. Finally, the engine design is determined to suit thermal operating conditions. It is find out that this system can be used as a range extender unit.
Keywords: Finite Element Method, Thermal Analysis, Free Piston Linear Generator, Computer Aided Design.
Scope of the Article: Thermal Engineering