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Title: Quick release engine cylinder

Abstract

A quick release engine cylinder allows optical access to an essentially unaltered combustion chamber, is suitable for use with actual combustion processes, and is amenable to rapid and repeated disassembly and cleaning. A cylinder member, adapted to constrain a piston to a defined path through the cylinder member, sealingly engages a cylinder head to provide a production-like combustion chamber. A support member mounts with the cylinder member. The support-to-cylinder mounting allows two relationships therebetween. In the first mounting relationship, the support engages the cylinder member and restrains the cylinder against the head. In the second mounting relationship, the cylinder member can pass through the support member, moving away from the head and providing access to the piston-top and head.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. 1123 Lucille St., Livermore, Alameda County, CA 94550
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
873432
Patent Number(s):
6158406
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Livermore, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F02 - COMBUSTION ENGINES F02F - CYLINDERS, PISTONS OR CASINGS, FOR COMBUSTION ENGINES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
quick; release; engine; cylinder; allows; optical; access; essentially; unaltered; combustion; chamber; suitable; processes; amenable; rapid; repeated; disassembly; cleaning; adapted; constrain; piston; defined; path; sealingly; engages; head; provide; production-like; support; mounts; support-to-cylinder; mounting; relationships; therebetween; relationship; restrains; pass; moving; providing; piston-top; optical access; combustion process; combustion chamber; cylinder head; quick release; sealingly engages; combustion processes; release engine; providing access; engine cylinder; sealingly engage; cylinder allows; /123/

Citation Formats

Sunnarborg, Duane A. Quick release engine cylinder. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Sunnarborg, Duane A. Quick release engine cylinder. United States.
Sunnarborg, Duane A. Sat . "Quick release engine cylinder". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873432.
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abstractNote = {A quick release engine cylinder allows optical access to an essentially unaltered combustion chamber, is suitable for use with actual combustion processes, and is amenable to rapid and repeated disassembly and cleaning. A cylinder member, adapted to constrain a piston to a defined path through the cylinder member, sealingly engages a cylinder head to provide a production-like combustion chamber. A support member mounts with the cylinder member. The support-to-cylinder mounting allows two relationships therebetween. In the first mounting relationship, the support engages the cylinder member and restrains the cylinder against the head. In the second mounting relationship, the cylinder member can pass through the support member, moving away from the head and providing access to the piston-top and head.},
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Works referenced in this record:

Diesel Engine Combustion Studies in a Newly Designed Optical-Access Engine Using High-Speed Visualization and 2-D Laser Imaging
conference, March 1993


Diesel Engine Combustion Studies in a Newly Designed Optical-Access Engine Using High-Speed Visualization and 2-D Laser Imaging
conference, March 1993