Design and fabrication of micromachined internal combustion engine as a power source for microsystems

Dae Eun Park, Dae Hoon Lee, Jun Bo Yoon, Sejin Kwon, Euisik Yoon

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Abstract

In this paper, a new micromachined reciprocating engine utilizing the pressure built up by combustion has been designed and fabricated. As a basework for development of micromachined engines, initial combustion experiments have been performed using a microscale combustor made by conventional machining. From these experiments, a new micromachined engine has been proposed and its proper chamber dimension has been determined for stable ignition and flame propagation. The proposed engine has a unique structure simplified from the general reciprocating engines in order to make it suitable to be fabricated using MEMS processes and applied for movable microsystems. We have demonstrated actual one-shot combustion test of the fabricated prototype microengine and generation of a movable power using premixed hydrogen and air fuel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages272-275
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event15th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems MEMS 2002 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 2002 Jan 202002 Jan 24

Conference

Conference15th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems MEMS 2002
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period02/1/2002/1/24

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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