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LIBRALATO ENGINE PROTOTYPE


Project Acronym: LIBRALATO
Programme Acronym: FP7-TRANSPORT
Programme type: Seventh Framework Programme



Coordinator: LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY (UK)
Participants: UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA DIN BUCURESTI (RO), INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES (DE), AG ATARD SAVUNMA VE HAVACILIK SANAYI ILERI TEKNOLOJI UYGULAMALARI ARASTIRMA VE GELISTIRME A.S. (TR), THE ENGINE CONSULTANCY LIMITED (UK), LIBRALATO HOLDINGS LTD (UK), CRITT M2A SAS (FR), DOLOMITI CAD TECHMACHINE SRL (IT).
Start date: 2011-12-01
End date: 2014-05-31

The Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding of the Romanian Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sport co-finances 25 % of the budget for the RTD activities developed by UPB.

Project Abstract: The Libralato rotary engine is a potential breakthrough technology, an eco-engine for the 21st century, with a new thermodynamic cycle and very different mechanical dynamics than is the case with conventional internal combustion engines. The project will investigate the design potential of the Libralato engine through an iterative cycle of simulation and modeling, prototype construction and test bed evaluation.

List of Project Work Packages: WP 1 Management, WP 2 Mechanical Construction (Prototypes & Test Rigs), WP 3 Electronic Engine Controls Development, WP 4 Experimental Work (Testing), WP 5 Theoretical Model Design and Analysis, WP 6 Mechanical Design (Engine), WP 7 Dissemination / Exploitation Plan.


Example of Torque Variation from Multi-Body Simulation by UPB Team

Results Delivered by UPB:
UPB Presentation for April 2012 Meeting
Volume Diagram -165 +135
Volumes CAD model
UPB Analytic Thermal Model
UPB Thermal FE Model
Engine Parts Draft Table (Set1, Set2)
UPB Equations for FE Thermal Model
Engine Instrumentation Document UPB
Document 05 UPB Engine Mass
WP6 REP 006 UPB Kinematic Analyses
WP6 REP 007 UPB Dynamic Analyses
WP6 REP 008 UPB Balance Analyses
WP6 REP 009 UPB FEM Thermoelastic Analysis
WP6 REP 010 UPB FEM Inertia Analysis
WP6 REP 011 UPB Kinematic Analyses Aluminium
WP6 REP 012 UPB FEM Static Analysis Aluminium Alloy
WP6 REP 013 UPB Mechanism Models
Attempts to Decrease Sliding Link Torque using UPB Models
Design Solutions Developed by UPB at Meeting in November 2013