Magnetically driven piston engine
Holly, Kevin M., Jr.
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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.