Publication Date

1-1-1998

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

In recent years combustion engines have come under fire for their harmful emissions. Their electrical counterparts however, generally put out less torque than combustion engines. This is mainly because combustion generates more force than electromagnetics does. However, there is another difference between combustion engines and electric motors. Electric motors generate rotary motion while combustion engines convert reciprocating motion into rotary motion. The purpose of this project is to see if magnetics can be used as the driving force in a piston engine, and if the conversion of reciprocating motion into rotary motion gives an advantage or disadvantage to motor performance.

Extent

9 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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