Optical access engine development

Dray, Kevin (2014) Optical access engine development. [USQ Project]


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A partial design for an optical access engine was acquired by the University of Southern Queensland from Oxford University in the UK. It is the desire of USQ or specifically certain faculty members to include an optical access engine in their engines laboratory.
The purpose of this research project is to take the existing partial design from the early 1990’s of Professor Richard Stone’s (Oxford University) and develop it into a useable design of which the University can invest in. for their laboratory.
Due to time constraints it was not possible for the entire engine to be designed and detail drawings produced so the engine was designed from the bottom end up to the top of the optical bore which on a normal engine is the top of
the cylinder block.
Included in this dissertation is a report covering the need for engine research and the place of optical access engines in research. A literature review of various optical access engines and discussion of their types and uses. Finally a report covering the methodology of the design and the results of design calculations with a focus on balancing and component design. Detail drawings suitable for workshop manufacture and calculations are included as part of this dissertation as are recommendations for future work.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering project.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Supervisors: Buttsworth, David
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2015 04:44
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2016 04:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: engine, mechanical, design, optical access engine
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091302 Automation and Control Engineering
09 Engineering > 0902 Automotive Engineering > 090201 Automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels)
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4017 Mechanical engineering > 401799 Mechanical engineering not elsewhere classified
40 ENGINEERING > 4007 Control engineering, mechatronics and robotics > 400799 Control engineering, mechatronics and robotics not elsewhere classified
40 ENGINEERING > 4002 Automotive engineering > 400201 Automotive combustion and fuel engineering
URI: https://sear.unisq.edu.au/id/eprint/27369

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