Semi-rotary and Linear Actuators for Compressed Air Energy Storage and Energy Efficient Pneumatic Applications

The Effect of the Dead Volumes and Pre-Expansion on the Produced Work

Author(s): Alfred Rufer * .

Pp: 132-137 (6)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815179095123010008

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


In Chapter 6, the parasitic effect of pre-expansion due to the presence of dead volumes has been observed. This effect will now be analyzed in more detail in this chapter. Especially the influence of this pre-expansion on the total produced mechanical work is calculated. Different pre-expansion factors are considered and the mechanical work of an ideal system without pre-expansion will be compared with the reduced mechanical work of a cylinder assembly affected by pre-expansion. 

Keywords: Dead Volumes, Pre-expansion, Pre-expansion Factor, Torque Reduction.

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