Concept Engine: Ilmor Engineering to Show Cutaway of 5-Stroke Engine at Engine EXPO

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Rendering of the Ilmor 5-stroke concept engine. Ilmor Engineering will present a new cutaway version of the Ilmor 5-stroke concept engine at the upcoming Engine EXPO 2009, 16-18 June, in Stuttgart, Germany. Ilmor is a UK-based independent engine design, development, testing and manufacturing company, founded in 1984 by Mario Illien, Paul Morgan and Roger Penske. The 5-stroke concept engine is a self-funded proof of concept.

ECONAMIQ: Flexible over-expansion with cylinder deactivation can reduce ICE fuel consumption by up to 20%

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Dutch start-up ECONAMIQ is developing a novel engine technology which saves up to 20% in fuel consumption. The “ECONAMIQ principle” uses flexible over-expansion in combination with cylinder deactivation technology to increase performance and efficiency without significantly changing the engine layout or architecture. The company presented its first results at the annual ASME ICEF (Internal Combustion Engine Fall) conference in Chicago. US20190153912A1 : Combustion engine.

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Orbital Corporation and Changan to Develop Concept Engine

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The ChangAn CA18 FlexDI Concept Engine shown at Auto China 2008. Ltd, China’s fourth largest automotive manufacturer, have entered into a joint development contract for a concept engine. The development will be carried out on Changan’s current gasoline engine platform with an objective to achieve a significant fuel economy benefit utilizing Orbital’s FlexDI technology. Tags: China Engines Click to enlarge.

Motiv Engines introduces 2nd-generation split-cycle concept; MkII Clarke-Brayton heavy-duty engine being designed for LNG

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Section of the MkII Clarke-Brayton split-cycle engine. Motiv Engines, LLC introduced the second-generation of its engine concept dubbed the MkII Clarke-Brayton Engine, which it intends to develop into a heavy-duty on-highway engine fueled by liquid natural gas (LNG). The MkII Clarke-Brayton Engine is a boxer-configuration split-cycle engine implementing what Motiv calls the Clarke-Brayton cycle. The company will test the engine this summer.

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Start-up Eco-Motive developing dual-fuel “H” engine; parallel, independently fueled piston banks

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The H-engine—basically two separate engines housed within the same engine block—comprises two switchable parallel piston banks, independently fueled by gasoline and CNG. Startup Eco-Motive has developed what it calls the first dual-fuel “H” engine; it recently received a patent (# 8807098 ) on the design. Each piston bank operates independently of the other but is housed within the same engine block and has separate lubrication systems.

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DOE to award $55.8M for advanced vehicle technologies; $35M for fuel cell and hydrogen

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Topics addressed include: advanced batteries (including manufacturing processes) and electric drive R&D; Lightweight materials; Advanced combustion engine and enabling technologies R&D; and Fuels technologies (dedicated or dual-fuel natural gas engine technologies). Developing a simulation model database of commercially available cells to enable wider evaluation and adoption of computer aided engineering tools for the design of battery packs and cells.

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FEV to show compressed natural gas light-duty concept engine with ATAC combustion system at 2011 SAE World Congress

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FEV) a leading developer of advanced powertrain and vehicle technologies, will exhibit a lean burn engine concept at the SAE 2011 World Congress that has been modified to run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The engine is designed for use in light-duty vehicles, and demonstrates the potential of modifying passenger vehicle engines to achieve diesel-like fuel efficiency and power using CNG as an alternative fuel. This engine demonstrates a potential near-term solution.

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Novel opposed-piston free-piston linear generator for hybrids seeks to overcome drawbacks of earlier designs

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Concept Engines Engines HybridsDesign of opposed-cylinder free-piston linear generator from earlier works with single, centered linear generator. Click to enlarge. A researcher at the Nanjing University of Science & Technology is proposing a novel opposed-piston free-piston linear generator for use in series hybrid electric vehicles. According to his simulations, Ling Huang says, the linear generator could deliver 15 kW average output with a generating efficiency of 42.5%.

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LiquidPiston introduces latest X-series version of HEHC rotary engine; targeting 58% peak BTE, 2 hp/lb power density

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Isuzu D201 35 hp diesel engine (left) and the LiquidPiston 40 hp X2 Prototype (right). LPI), the developer of engines based on its High Efficiency Hybrid Cycle (HEHC)( earlier post ), introduced the latest version of its X-series of rotary engines embodying HEHC at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) 2012 Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) Conference in Dearborn, Michigan. to the thermodynamics, not to a particular engine.

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Concept: modular EV-hybrid features battery and engine swapping

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The car can change between a rear engine-pack (red) and a larger battery-pack (green) to enable hybrid or full EV operation. A Romanian team—Dan Scarlat (automotive journalist), Marian Cilibeanu (designer) and Cristian Ionescu (engineer)—are proposing the SCI hyMod modular concept car. Two modules are proposed: one that includes batteries, called “battery-pack” and the second one that includes an engine and transmission, called “engine-pack”.

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Liquid Air Energy Network forms in UK; focus on transportation and energy storage

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liquid air) Dearman piston engine. Source: Dearman Engine Company. The UK Centre for Low Carbon Futures published a multi-partner research report— Liquid Air in the energy and transport systems: Opportunities for industry and innovation in the UK —and presented the results at a a conference at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London. The expansion of the liquid air when heat is reintroduced can be used to drive a piston engine or turbine to do useful work.

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SEC issues cease-and-desist order against split-cycle engine developer Scuderi Group for violations of Securities Act

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The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a cease-and desist order against split-cycle engine developer Scuderi Group ( earlier post ) and its president, Salvatore Scuderi, as well as a $100,000-fine against Salvatore Scuderi for violations of the Securities Act including unregistered stock offerings and “ misleading disclosures regarding the use of offerings proceeds.”. a more efficient internal combustion engine.

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Dalian team proposes jet controlled compression ignition to control PCCI phasing in a hybrid pneumatic engine

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Researchers at the Dalian University of Technology have proposed a novel method to control premixed charge compression ignition (PCCI) phasing in internal combustion engines in all load operations. High-pressure air jet controlled compression ignition (JCCI) is based on a compound thermodynamic cycle and is implemented in a hybrid pneumatic engine (HPE) as proposed by Schechter in 1999. Compressed Air Engines Concept Engines Diesel Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency Hybrids

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New split-cycle concept to control diesel HCCI combustion

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Turbocharged HCPC engine scheme. A team from Universita degli Studi di Pisa (Italy) and Rolf Reitz at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are proposing a novel combustion concept—Homogenous Charge Progressive Combustion (HCPC)—based on a split-cycle principle to control HCCI combustion in diesel-fueled engines. Ettore Musu from the University of Pisa presented a CFD study of concept at the SAE 2010 Powertrains, Fuels and Lubricants Meeting in San Diego.

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Michigan State University Receives $2.5M ARPA-E Award to Build Wave Disc Engine/Generator for Series Hybrid Applications

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Schematic model of a wave disk engine, showing combustion and shockwaves within the channels. million from the Department of Energy’s ARPA-E program ( earlier post ) to complete its prototype development of a new gasoline-fueled wave disc engine and electricity generator that promises to be five times more efficient than traditional auto engines in electricity production, 20% lighter, and 30% cheaper to manufacture. The Wave Disc Engine.

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Novel Fixed Pitch Continuously Variable Transmission for High Torque Applications

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While most push belt type CVTs fail at around 300 N·m (221 lb-ft) of torque, he says, the FPCVT in this patent will be best suited for the market of 300 N·m+ engines. Tags: Concept Engines Transmissions A Fixed Pitch Continuously Variable Transmission (FPCVT) assembly with two FPCVT units connected in series. Source: Ken Hawthorn. Click to enlarge.

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Bladon Jets, SR Drives and Jaguar Land Rover Win Funding for Gas Turbine Electric Vehicle Project

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Prototype of a Bladon Micro-Jet engine. The ULRE will incorporate a Bladon Jets patented, axial flow gas turbine engine coupled to a high-speed generator utilizing SR Drives’ proprietary switched reluctance technology. Bladon Micro-Jet Engines are 100% axial-flow, gas turbine engines for use in a variety of applications. In addition, the process significantly reduces the development time and manufacturing costs for new engines.

ORNL Researchers Find Thermochemical Exhaust Heat Recuperation In Internal Combustion Engines Could Provide Substantial Boosts in Second-Law Efficiency

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Schematic of the conceptual ideal piston engine used for the TCR study. Thermochemical exhaust heat recuperation (TCR) in an internal combustion engine could result in substantial boosts in second-law efficiency (as measured in terms of single-stage work output from an ideal IC engine) for a range of fuels, according to a new study by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The syngas is then burned in the engine in place of some or all of the original fuel.

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Scuderi Releases Video Footage of Running Split-Cycle 1L Prototype

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Simplified pressure-volume curve for the Scuderi Engine. Scuderi Group, LLC has released the first video footage (with sound) of its split-cycle Scuderi Engine prototype running, on its own, in the laboratory test cell. The two-minute video, the first to show the naturally-aspirated one-liter gasoline prototype engine in operation, provides a view of the engine as it undergoes testing, proving the concept of Firing After Top Dead Center. The Scuderi Engine.

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Australian Cam-Drive Gasoline Engine Reaches 39.5% Efficiency in Independent Testing; Potential for Production Engine in China

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Australia-based Revetec is designing what it calls the Controlled Combustion Engine (CCE)—a cam-drive gasoline spark-ignited internal combustion engine that is smaller, lighter, cleaner, less expensive to manufacture and that produces higher torque due to higher mechanical transfer than equivalent conventional engines. Revetec has prototyped 6 different versions of Revetec engine designs over the last 10 years. The engine.

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Concept: Garric Rotary Variable Compression Ratio Engine

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Basic components of the Garric engine. A pair of Florida entrepreneurs, Rick Ivas and Gary Kelley, are developing the concept of the Garric engine: a rotary, variable compression ratio engine promising a combination of high power and torque and low fuel consumption. Fuel consumption is estimated to be approximately one-third to one-quarter of current production V-6 engines. In August, Garric Engines. Tags: Concept Engines Engines

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Grail Engine Adopts Enerpulse Pulse Plugs for Forced Semi-Homogeneous Charged Compression Ignition in Concept Two-Stroke Engine

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Rendering of the Grail Engine. Grail Engine Technologies , the designer of a two-stroke engine using forced semi-homogeneous charged compression ignition (FS-HCCI) combustion, has adopted the Pulstar pulse plugs from Enerpulse ( earlier post ). Unlike a spark ignition gas engine or diesel engine, HCCI produces a low-temperature, flameless release of energy throughout the entire combustion chamber. Elements of the Grail Engine.

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RadMax Axial Vane Rotary Diesel Engine Drawings Released for Bid

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have completed a final set of manufacturing drawings for the RadMax Diesel Engine, and have released them competitive bid. The companies are developing an improved axial vane type rotary engine known as the RadMax. The RadMax engine has only two unique moving parts, the vanes (up to 12) and the rotor; the design makes it possible to produce up to 24 continuous power impulses per one rotation that is vibration-free and extremely quiet. and the Fortune 1000 company engineers.

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Concept: AET Reaches Final Development Stage of OX2 Barrel Engine

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of the OX2 Engine. Advanced Engine Technologies. says it has reached the final development stage of its OX2 rotary engine, achieving a performance objective of more than 300 lb-ft (407 N·m) of torque along with 46 hp (34 kW) at an approximate operating speed of 760 rpm. The OX2 engine was conceived in Australia by inventor Steve Manthey. The engine can be adapted to run any combustible gas or liquid as fuel. Tags: Concept Engines Exploded view.

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Scuderi Group Unveils Cutaway Model of First Production Prototype of Split Cycle Engine

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The engine is packaged as a research engine, with easy access for instrumentation, a balancer shaft, etc., The Scuderi Group unveiled a cutaway model of the first proof-of-concept prototype for its Scuderi Split-Cycle Engine ( earlier post ) at the SAE World Congress in Detroit. The engine cutaway is an exact duplicate of the prototype undergoing testing and analysis by SwRI in San Antonio, Texas. Engine speed. Similar to conventional engine.

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Concept: Compact Two-Cycle, Co-generating Piston-Driven Turbine to Deliver 60+% Efficiency

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The engine components are contained within a sphere. The first cycle is a “conventional” combustion engine process using a combustible fuel with the crankless (i.e., The engine is classified as a turbine, says Jim Andrews, vv-tec’s President, because the use of the sinus discs make the engine into an impulse turbine. The sinus discs also helps the efficiency of the generator—30 kW of engine power will run a 30 kW generator. Tags: Concept Engines

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UK LowCVP Launches ‘Technology Challenge’ to Accelerate Low Carbon Vehicle Innovation; Libralato Engines First Registrant

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The first registrant in the Challenge is Libralato Engines, developer of a novel rotary engine (cutaway shown) promising a 5.5% The LowCVP is calling on UK innovators to submit creative concepts with the potential to cut emissions from road vehicles without the need for radical new infrastructure. The LowCVP Technology Challenge is supported by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and with an associated media partner, Cleantech Investor. Libralato Engines.

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Concept: Honda RD Developing Variable Compression Ratio Engine with Dual Piston Mechanism

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Engineers from Honda R&D Co., presented a pair of papers at the SAE 2009 World Congress describing the development of a variable compression ratio (VCR) engine enabled by a dual piston mechanism. In testing in an otherwise conventional production 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine, the dual piston mechanism was able to adjust the engine from a CR of 9.6 Combining the high compression ratio with the Atkinson cycle, the engineering team demonstrated a 7.4%

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EERE announces lightweight turbocharger turbine wheel challenge

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Many new engine concepts include a turbocharger to help increase thermal efficiency and increase power density (horsepower/liter displacement). DOE seeks design concepts for a lightweight turbocharger turbine wheel that can meet or exceed the performance of an Inconel automotive component and have the ability to be scaled up to larger turbocharger applications. DOE will award one prize for a lightweight turbo turbine wheel concept, with a prize of approximately $7,000.

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Volvo Cars reveals triple-boosted 4-cylinder, 450 hp Drive-E powertrain concept

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Drive-E Powertrain Concept. Volvo has developed a concept 2-liter, 4-cylinder, triple-boost Drive-E concept engine that delivers 450 hp (336 kW). The 450 hp High Performance Drive-E Powertrain Concept is based on a set of technologies not usually found in a four-cylinder engine. The engine utilizes two parallel turbochargers, which are fed by an electrically powered turbo-compressor. Engines Click to enlarge.

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Mazda highlights new engine concepts

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The New York International Auto Show saw Mazda showcase a series of new engine and transmission concepts that improve fuel efficiency and lower emissions. Known as the SKY Concept engines and transmissions, they will be rolled out from 2011. Tags: Green cars Latest news mazda Mazda engines Mazda SKY concept Mazda SKY-D engine Mazda SKY-G engine New York International Auto Show

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Experts view on future transportation fuels

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Since internal combustion engines will remain the primary mode of choice for mobility in the foreseeable future, both alternative (renewable) fuels and high-performance combustion concepts/ engines using fuels adapted for that purpose will be preferred for reducing the combustion impact on climate change. The need for scientific and engineering advancements, as well as the opportunities to achieve them, are great. Co-optimization of engines and fuels may be required.

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New BMW Concept M5 delivers 25% reduction in fuel consumption and emissions; start-stop function

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BMW’s new Concept M5, which makes its public debut at Auto Shanghai 2011, features a newly developed V8 with M twin-turbo technology. Compared to the fourth-generation M5 power unit, the newly developed engine has a significantly increased output level, while at the same time lowering previous fuel consumption and emission levels by at least 25%. The combination of the new engine with M Drivelogic is supplemented by an Auto Start Stop function.

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Flight Design to Present New Hybrid Propulsion System for Light Aircraft

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Flight Design GmbH will debut a hybrid engine concept for light aircraft at the upcoming Aero show in Friedrichshafen, Germany (2-5 April). Flight Design developed the concept engine over the past two years with Franz Aircraft Engines. The concept is based on a Rotax aircraft engine together with an electric booster.

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Technology transfer from Mercedes SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive to Cigarette Racing

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Numerous components from the SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive ( earlier post ) have been integrated in the design of the “Cigarette AMG Electric Drive Conceptengineering design. The 38’ Cigarette AMG Electric Drive Concept and the SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive. The Cigarette AMG Electric Drive Concept is fitted with two 22 kW on-board chargers from the SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive as standard.

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Bosch showcasing wide range of future commercial vehicle technologies at NACV; automated, connected and electric

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Powertrain concepts. At NACV 2017, Bosch is also showcasing several future-focused powertrain concepts engineered to save fuel and money while extending the lives of fleets. Whether a traditional internal combustion engine, hybrid-electric or electric vehicle, thermal management has emerged as a key topic for managing vehicle efficiency.

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ETI announces £2.5M lower drivetrain HDV efficiency project

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The ETI is a public-private partnership between global energy and engineering companies—BP, Caterpillar, EDF, E.ON, Rolls-Royce and Shell—and the UK Government. Romax will be responsible for the lower drivetrain design and analysis, Castrol Ltd will work on oil development and ANSYS will model the lubrication system with its engineering simulation technology. Engines Heavy-duty Manufacturing SVO Transmissions Vehicle Systems

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Another engine concept to make EXPO debut

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Earlier this week we told you about a “ revolutionary engine to make its debut &# at the upcoming Engine EXPO in Stuttgart. Now we have details of another exciting concept to be showcased at the event. Ilmor Engineering will present a new cutaway version of the Ilmor five-stroke concept engine at the show. Tags: Green cars Latest news Engine EXPO five-stroke engine Ilmor Engineering Stuttgart

Shell develops new concept synthetic lubricant for engines; up to 6.5% fuel economy benefit on urban cycle

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A collaboration between research teams at Shell and Gordon Murray Design (GMD) recently led to the development of an innovative concept engine lubricant capable of achieving a 6.5% city car as the test bed, Shell engineers formulated an ultra low viscosity 0W-10 motor oil. The testing undertaken compares this concept lubricant to a 10W-30 oil which is a widely used viscosity in European markets.

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Achates Power developing light-duty two-stroke opposed-piston diesel engine: the OP4

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Achates Power, which is developing a family of two-stroke, compression-ignition (CI) opposed-piston (OP) engines, has designed and is developing a light-duty diesel concept engine, the OP4. With nominal power of 96 kW (129 hp) @ 4000 rpm and maximum torque of 325 N·m (240 lb-ft) @ 1750-2250 rpm (achieved at 14 bar BMEP), the engine will meet Euro 6 and LEV 3 emissions requirements and shows modeled best point fuel consumption of 189 g/kWh. g/kWh engine-out NO x.

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Concept: Downsized and Supercharged Hybrid Pneumatic Engine for 30%+ Reduction in Fuel Consumption

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Schematic of downsized and supercharged four-stroke hybrid pneumatic spark injection engine. Researchers at ETH Zürich, with partners Robert Bosch GmbH, Wenko Swissauto and the Swiss Federal Office of Energy are developing a downsized and supercharged hybrid pneumatic engine that they say can deliver a fuel consumption reduction of more than 30% compared to a standard engine with the same rated power. The hardware concept. The engine has a compression ratio of 9.0,

Groups join forces on fuel efficient engine

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China’s fourth largest car manufacturer Chongqing Changan Automobile Co and Orbital Corporation Limited have formed a joint development to work on a concept engine. The development will be carried out in Changan’s petrol engine platform and has the objective of achieving a significant fuel economy benefit using Orbital’s FlexDI technology. If it proves successful, Changan hopes to take the FlexDI concept to mass production.

Revolutionary engine to make debut

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An engine that provides vehicle manufacturers with an immediate solution for low emission legislation will make its European debut at the Engine EXPO in Stuttgart. The split-cycle engine from the Scuderi Group offers high efficiency standards without the need for large investments to modify existing production processes. According to its designers, the engine could revolutionise future viability of the internal combustion engine.