The purpose of this project is to design a single cylinder internal combustion engine to be used by the Mechanical Engineering Department at WPI for in-class demonstrations. The engine is designed so that it is easily reconfigurable for different operating parameters, and able to function with a compression ratio and ignition timing that can be adjusted while the engine is operating. The final result of this project is accurate drawings of all the components unique to this engine so that a future team can manufacture and assemble it; this includes the mechanism that adjusts the cylinder height to change the compression ratio, the crank case, and the valve train that maintains consistent valve timing as the compression ratio is varied.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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