Single-Cylinder Turbo

This research is aimed at developing a novel method for turbocharging single-cylinder four-stroke internal combustion engines to create a more compact, fuel efficient and lower cost power source for small-scale farmers in India. Turbocharging uses energy from an engine’s exhaust to compress the intake air, allowing the engine to combust more fuel. Due to the pulsating nature of flow, this technology is not currently used in single cylinder engines. We have built a new style of manifold that buffers the air flow. This method has been validated through both experiments and computational models.

Partners

Mahindra & Mahindra Tractors
Tata

Sponsors

Tata Center for Technology and Design
National Science Foundation

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

A Method for Turbocharging Single-Cylinder, Four-Stroke Engines [⇩] [πŸ”—]
Buchman, M., Ramanujan, D., & Winter, A., SAE International Journal of Engines (2018)

Peer Reviewed Conference Articles

Investigating the Effect of Intake Manifold Size on the Transient Response of Single Cylinder Turbocharged Engines [πŸ”—]
Buchman, M., & Winter, A., 13th International Conference on Engines and Vehicles (2017), SAE Technical Paper 2017-24-0170

Validating a method for turbocharding single cylinder fourstroke engines [πŸ”—]
Buchman, M., & Winter, A., 18th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle Technologies ASME IDETC/CIE (2016)

Method for Turbocharging Single Cylinder Four Stroke Engines [πŸ”— ]
Buchman, M., & Winter, A., ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (2014)

Theses

A methodology for turbocharging single cylinder four stroke internal combustion engines [πŸ”— ]
Buchman, M., Master's Thesis (MIT, 2015)