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IJSTR >> Volume 4 - Issue 11, November 2015 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616

Design, Fabrication And Partial-Analysis Of A 2-Wheeler Prototype That Runs On Compressed Air

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P Vinay, Srivatsa G R, Venkatesh Datta, Dinesh Kumar A, Ramesha N, Dr. H K Govindaraju



Index Terms: Catia, Combustion, Flywheel, Multi-vibrator, Pulse, Solenoid, Trimpot.



Abstract: The primary objective of the project is to create a prototype of a purely air powered motorcycle by retrofitting its internal combustion engine to run on compressed air. Firstly, the conventional spark plug was replaced with a solenoid valve. The solenoid valve was initially actuated using a reed switch and magnet duo, but then later replaced with an optical crank position sensor circuit due to reasons that include lack of control over the amount of air injected during each stroke and also for more precise control over the opening and closing of the valve. The torque, brake power, indicated power, air consumption rate of the engine under load are calculated. Separate mounts for the modified engine and the cylindrical storage unit are designed and analysed using Catia v4. Also, possible ways of future scope of the prototype are mentioned.



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