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Design[ edit ] Scuderi engines have paired cylinders, each of which performs two of the tasks strokes of a conventional engine. The compression cylinder performs intake and compression. The power cylinder performs combustion and exhaust.
Compressed air is transferred from the compression cylinder to the power cylinder through a crossover passage. Fuel is then injected and fired to produce the power stroke.
The power cylinder fires just after the piston has begun its downward motion "after top dead center", or ATDC. Firing ATDC in a split-cycle arrangement is claimed to eliminate the losses resulting from recompressing the gas.
This means that two revolutions of the crankshaft are required for each power stroke. The pistons fire every other revolution, while the Scuderi engine fires every revolution.
The Otto cycle design convention calls for combustion just before top dead center BTDC in order to allow combustion pressure to build. The company also says that the Scuderi engine could be used as part of an air hybrid systemallowing recovered braking energy to be stored as compressed air.
In the standard configuration conforming to the schematic above it could use actually one less valve per cylinder pair than an Otto engine.
It also has the same power density power strokes per cylinder per revolutioneven though the power cylinder fires on every rotation, because of the extra compression cylinder.
Patents[ edit ] As of AugustScuderi Group said its patent portfolio included more than patent applications worldwide, more than of which have issued as patents in more than 50 countries.
German automotive supply company Mahle GmbH is working on the pistonsSwedish engine developer Cargine Engineering AB is assisting with the air-activated valvesDenver-based Gates Corporation is engineering the beltsand Germany-based Schaeffler Group is contributing to the valve train assembly.
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Download it here (version 2); Note that this table only contains engines for which I have data for the engine's thrust. There are a few for which I only have the specific impulse (e.g., Positron Ablative, LH2/Fluorine, Photon, etc.).These do not appear on the table but they have entries below.
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INTRODUCTION: The split-cycle engine is a type of internal combustion engine. Design In a conventional otto cycle engine, each cylinder performs four strokes per cycle: intake, compression, power, and exhaust.
This means that two revolutions of the crankshaft are required for each power stroke. Power Generation. The Scuderi Engine can function as both an air compressor and an engine. Normally this requires two separate systems (a compressor and an engine) and the compressed air produced by the compressor cannot be directly connected to the combustion process of a conventional engine.
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