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dc.contributor.advisorPucci, Paul F.
dc.contributor.authorBarnes, Alan F.
dc.date1960
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-29T23:35:30Z
dc.date.available2012-08-29T23:35:30Z
dc.date.issued1960
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractIn this investigation, use was made of an electronic analog for simulation the operation of a free-piston gas generator. The basic concept of the analog was developed in a previous investigation and involved creating of the various free-piston forces as functions of displacement and integrating these combined forces in accordance with Newton's second law of motion to obtain a solution representing piston motion - all by electronic analog means. Modifications were made to the basic analog circuit of the previous investigation to overcome an unstable operating condition. The modified circuit was then employed for determining performance characteristics of an actual free-piston gas generator under varied load conditions. The results of these studies showed that the operation of a free-piston gas generator could be simulated to a reasonable degree of accuracy and stability by use of an electronic analog and that this method might be a valuable means for design and performance predictions of free-piston engine systems.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/13043
dc.description.urihttp://www.archive.org/details/simulationoffull00barn
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: U.S. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.subject.lcshMechanical engineeringen_US
dc.titleSimulation of full and part-load performance of a free-piston gas generator by electronic analog methodsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineering
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineering
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United.States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Mechanical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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