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Performance analysis of a novel six-stroke otto cycle engine

In this study, a simulation model with finite time thermodynamics was presented for an Otto cycle six-stroke engine. In this six-stroke engine, two free strokes occur after the exhaust stroke. These free strokes cause the engine to have higher thermal efficiency. Due to high thermal efficiency, these six-stroke engines can be used in hybrid electric vehicles. In this study, the effect of residual gas fraction and stroke ratio on the effective power and effective thermal efficiency were investigated. In addition, heat balance was obtained for the engine and the use of fuel energy in the engine was examined with the help of performance fractions. In the simulation model, the results are quite realistic as the working fluid was assumed to consist of fuel-air-residual gases mixture.
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