Power supply systems

University of Sussex; Dunne, Julian F (2010) Power supply systems. PCT/GB2010/000862.

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Abstract

A power supply system comprises an internal combustion engine (20) having a pair of opposed pistons (28, 30) and cylinder (32) within which the pistons move in use, the pistons (28, 30) and cylinder together forming a combustion chamber. The pair of opposed pistons (28, 30) and the cylinder (32) are each arranged to rotate, in use, about a common axis of rotation A with respect to an associated electric generator arrangement (22) so as to generate an electric output. The pair of opposed pistons (28, 30) are also arranged to together form a mass-elastic system that is capable of resonance and further arranged such that combustion in the combustion chamber causes the pistons (28, 30) to oscillate relative to each other about the common rotational axis (A).

Item Type: Patent
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Depositing User: Julian Dunne
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:25
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2012 09:27
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/25826
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