AiS Challenge Team Abstract

Team Number: 095

School Name: Silver High School

Area of Science: Physics

Project Title: The Evaluation of an Internal Combustion Engine and it's Components



This computer program evaluates the thermodynamics of the air-standard Otto cycle using an internal combustion (IC) engine as a basic model. The program incorporates the necessary equations and variable input parameters to enable the user to perform a system evaluation of the characteristics of the IC engine by selectively changing the input parameters. The computer program outputs information and displays diagrams describing the current efficiency, and also outputs information on the conditions which must be met in order to increase to maximum efficiency. The calculations are perfomed through the application of parametric equations. Results are outputted in C++, Java applets, and Excel.

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