Degree Name

Master of Engineering


A conventional analysis of the liffiited-pressiire cimpression-ignition cycle results in theoretical epilations that express osjrcle performance as a function of the thermodynamic properties of the working fluid at salient points in the cycle. Thus the assessment of cycle performance is based on a complete cycle computation carried out with the aid of thermoclynamic charts. This approach does not produce speedy and accurate results because a) the procedure involves lahoriotzs trial-and-error methods, and b) the charts available do not cover the whole range of mixture strengths at which an internal combustion engine following this cycle may operate.



Unless otherwise indicated, the views expressed in this thesis are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Wollongong.