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TECHNICAL PAPERS: Heat Transfer Combustion and Gas Turbine

A MEMS Piston-Cylinder Device Actuated by Combustion

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Dae Hoon Lee

Division of Aerospace Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 373-1 Kusung-dong, Yusung-Gu, Taejon 305-701, Korea

Dae-Eun Park, Euisik Yoon

Division of Electrical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 373-1 Kusung-dong, Yusung-Gu, Taejon 305-701, Korea

Sejin Kwon

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Division of Aerospace Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 373-1 Kusung-dong, Yusung-ku, Taejon 305-701, Korea

J. Heat Transfer 125(3), 487-493 (May 20, 2003) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1565095 History: Received April 12, 2002; Revised December 26, 2002; Online May 20, 2003
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Figures

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Maximum to initial pressure ratio in each test condition
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Pressure ratio plotted against shape factor
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Schematic diagram for solution procedure
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Heat loss effect on pressure buildup and heat loss to heat production ratio: (a) pressure change for the assigned h value; and (b) the ration of heat loss to production for the assigned h value.
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Determination of total burned fraction in experiment case
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Heat loss effect on temperature propagation
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Heat transfer coefficient normalized by initial molar mass
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Total burned fraction of all test cases
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Estimated reversible work
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Proposed structure of MEMS engine
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Schematic of coil ignition system
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Discharge voltage according to electrode gap: (a) gap versus discharge voltage; and (b) width versus discharge voltage
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Result of reliability test of fabricated electrode

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