Sunday, December 7, 2008

How the CAE works (Animation)

Here’s a treat for those of you closely following this blog!

Below is an animation of Guy Negre’s engine design and the four modes they operate in. For those of you who are looking to design your own homemade CAEs, this is a must! This video illustrates the various modes of the compressed-air engine.


Here are brief explanations of the various modes:

A. Operating with compressed air from Air Tank only [1]
B. Operating with compressed air from Air Tank [1] which is being heated [2] to expand volume before entering the engine
C. Operating with air from the Intake [3] which is being heated [2] to expand volume before entering the engine
D. Operating as in Mode-C but also refilling [4] Air Tank while running

Source: Zero Pollution Motors


gnomædh said...

Apparently there is are another of us PneumaticFanatics around... Hi there and welcome!
If you get a chance, check out my favorite website:
If you want to know why compressed air vehicles are so important to our future, that website puts it all into perspective.
See you around; gnomædh

Boom San Agustin said...

@gnomaedh: Thanks for following! Let's share info! :)

Chad Everson said...

Now that is pretty exciting! So once it gets going, is it a zero sum enery endeavor? Can there be turbines or a powertake off that can generate electricity to store up and charge batteries to get it started? Is there energy needed throughout this process or is it all contained once it is in motion?

Very interesting stuff! Get Grizzly with it!

Chad Everson

Boom San Agustin said...

@Chad: Actually, it's a zero pollution, high energy endeavor! And yes, this technology has been used for power generation and storage since 1989! A simple air engine can be connected to a generator turbine to produce electricity. Heck! It can even run air-conditioning units! The possibilities are endless!