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Research Article

Optimal Stroke Path for Reciprocating Heat Engines

Figure 6

Ratio of work dissipated as friction with conventional piston motion relative to optimal piston motion, plotted against frictional exponent m (equation (2)), for three values of maximum piston acceleration: unbounded acceleration, = 2, and = 1. Maximum piston acceleration is expressed relative to its maximum value for conventional sinusoidal motion.

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