Operation of Free-Piston Linear-Generator Engine Using MOSFET and IGBT Drivers

Ibrahim, Abdulwehab A. and Aziz, A. Rashid A. and Zainal Abidin, Ezrann Z. and Zulkifli, Saiful A. (2011) Operation of Free-Piston Linear-Generator Engine Using MOSFET and IGBT Drivers. [Citation Index Journal]

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This study the dynamics of a two-stroke, hydrogen direct-injection, free-piston linear-generator engine with dual oppositely placed combustion chamber with two different motor drivers. The MOSFET driver was replaced by IGBT driver to improve the capacity of the engine system to enable the injection of higher current for initiating the combustion. The experiment was carried out using the MOSFET and IGBT drivers by motoring the engine without combustion using 3-battery and 5-battery configuration to compare the performance of the IGBT driver relative to the MOSFET driver. The result shows that the engine develops a higher in-cylinder pressure by using IGBT driver when it is running with both battery configurations. However, the engine was unstable when it is running with 5-battery configuration using IGBT driver.

Item Type: Citation Index Journal
Uncontrolled Keywords: Free-Piston engine, internal combustion engine, linear generator, two-stroke cycle engine, hybrid electric vehicle
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments / MOR / COE: Centre of Excellence > Centre for Automotive Research
Depositing User: Mr. Saiful Azrin bin Mohd Zulkifli
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2014 06:17
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2014 06:17
URI: http://scholars.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/11183

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