Externally Heated Valve Engine

A New Approach to Piston Engines

  • Zbyszko Kazimierski
  • Jerzy Wojewoda

Part of the Springer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering book series (STME)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Zbyszko Kazimierski, Jerzy Wojewoda
    Pages 1-6
  3. Zbyszko Kazimierski, Jerzy Wojewoda
    Pages 7-29
  4. Zbyszko Kazimierski, Jerzy Wojewoda
    Pages 31-43
  5. Zbyszko Kazimierski, Jerzy Wojewoda
    Pages 55-90
  6. Zbyszko Kazimierski, Jerzy Wojewoda
    Pages 91-105
  7. Zbyszko Kazimierski, Jerzy Wojewoda
    Pages 107-124
  8. Zbyszko Kazimierski, Jerzy Wojewoda
    Pages 125-135
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 137-143

About this book


This book reports on a novel approach for generating mechanical energy from different, external heat sources using the body of a typical piston engine with valves. By presenting simple yet effective numerical models, the authors show how this new approach, which combines existing internal combustion technology with a lubrication system, is able to offer an economic solution to the problem of mechanical energy generation in piston engines. Their results also show that a stable heat generation process can be guaranteed outside of the engine. The book offers a detailed report on physical and numerical models of 4-stroke and 2-stroke versions of the EHVE together with different models of heat exchange, valves and results of their simulations. It also delivers the test results of an engine prototype run in laboratory conditions. By presenting a novel theoretical framework and providing readers with extensive knowledge of both the advantages and challenges of the method, this book is expected to inspire academic researchers, advanced PhD students and professionals in their search for more effective solutions to the problem of renewable energy generation.


Heat Air Engines External Heating Combustion in Steady Conditions Closed Heat Cycle Renewable Energy Generation Internal Combustion Piston Engines Four-stroke Engines Two-stroke Engines EHVE vs Stirling Engines Models of Heat Exchange

Authors and affiliations

  • Zbyszko Kazimierski
    • 1
  • Jerzy Wojewoda
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of TurbomachineryLodz University of TechnologyLodzPoland
  2. 2.Division of DynamicsLodz University of TechnologyLodzPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-28354-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-28355-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-9862
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-9870
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