Research on energy efficiency of pneumatic cylinder for pneumatic vehicle motor

M. Gailis, J. Rudzitis, Marten Madissoo, J. Kreicbergs
2020 Agronomy Research  
Compressed gas is relatively expensive source of energy. When compressed gas is used for propelling of pneumatically driven vehicle, efficient gas utilization is favoured. Design and control strategy of pneumatic cylinder, with the emphasis on effective energy conversion is being discussed in this paper. Mathematical model, results of computer simulation and experimental work are provided and discussed. Experimental research is performed on the competition vehicle, equipped with pneumatically
more » ... ith pneumatically driven piston motor and instrumented. Relative significance of various geometric and control parameters of pneumatic cylinder on efficiency of energy conversion is presented.
doi:10.15159/ar.20.048 fatcat:ifpwh54zc5bq5ghhyqn6m5ejum