Engine of Long-Lasting Chambers

Energy, Environment & Resources , Engineering , Technology

by Jeffery Smith | March 2, 2018
So engines burn cleanly at 2x torque, replace the crank with a fig. 8-shaped cam that keeps the piston at TDC long enough to burn all fuel.

Engines for cars, trucks, farm equipment, boats, planes, etc can all be more efficient--burn less fuel and emit near-zero pollutants. To build this idea, replace the conventional crank with a bi-lobal, figure-8 shaped cam. Arrange four cylinders in a cross, an X. The connecting rods do not join piston and crank, or cam, but join neighboring pistons. As two move toward the central output shaft, the other pair moves toward TDC. Give the cam arcs of enough degrees to keep the piston at TDC long enough at cruising RPM to burn as close as possible 100% of the fuel. The power stroke of 90 degrees in stead of the crank's 180 degrees dramatically raises torque. That allows a lower cruising RPM and lighter weight, both saving fuel and cutting pollution. The prototype works in practice. High torque is preferred for trucks, boats, planes, and racecars, too. Engine makers won't go out of business any time soon and constantly build new factories in developing countries where urban smog is deadly and damaging to child development. Raise the bar so manufacturers must turn to clean alternatives.

  • Kristina Fitzsimmons July 1, 2018, 7:23 p.m. PDT
    How much are you increasing engine efficiency? (roughly)
    How much pollution reduction?
  • Robert Schreib April 28, 2018, 6:03 p.m. PDT
    Dear Sirs, The FAA invented a special Nanotube air filter, to separate pure, inert Nitrogen from outside air, that is now used in airliner passenger planes, to fill up their emptying fuel tanks with the inert Nitrogen. This is because they had a disaster, where static electricity ignited an air/fuel mix in the airliner's emptying fuel tanks, but since Nitrogen is Inert, unlike Oxygen, these airliners are safe from that occurring now. But, what if we retrofitted these FAA Nanotube air filter inside of the airfoils atop all semi-trailer truck cabs, to be used to filter out pure Oxygen, to inject into the truck's diesel engines? The separated Nitrogen could be expelled through a tubing in the truck's rear, to help aerodynamically streamline the whole thing. And we could install electricity generating solar panels atop these trucks' trailers, to charge up an Elon Musk battery or Tesla Coil, to help empower this special air filter. That way, the added Oxygen would insure a total combustion of the diesel fuel, for greater mileage, cleaner atmospheric emissions and expelled soot elimination. That covers it.
  • Peter Andrews March 6, 2018, 7:33 a.m. PST
    You may be interested in LiquidPiston http://liquidpiston.com/ which has an innovative engine design that is more efficient and smaller. Another relevant company is Achates Engines http://achatespower.com/ which also improves efficiency and reduces emissions.