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#3429787 - 07/20/14 12:42 AM Re: Duke engine......better design? [Re: bruno]
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Originally Posted By: bruno
Back in the '50s this was tried .... it was called a Swash Plate design . Fine for clean conditions like AC compressors but otherwise it was a dud .

Just because it can be done doesn't mean it's worth doing .


+1 with what Bruno said.

Remember: unlike sealed A/C compressor, which runs in a sealed, uncontaminated environment lubricated with compressor oil, etc. (which remains uncontaminated/not deteriorated) for a long, long time; exposing to fuel and air, and dirt in air (abrasion), combustion byproducts, blowby, moisture/condensation, etc. there will be no guarantee on how long/reliable such design would be, and also the inherent energy conversion efficiency also.

Just because it looks good in theory doesn't mean it would be meaningful/practical in real-life situation.

Afterall: we have been constantly refining/improving the venerable internal reciprocating combustion engine design for a century now, it would be challenging to start from scratch to design something even better...

I know it's not 100% impossible, but it would be challenging.

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#3430544 - 07/20/14 07:38 PM Re: Duke engine......better design? [Re: mcrn]
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#3433464 - 07/23/14 02:30 PM Re: Duke engine......better design? [Re: mcrn]
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