850 horses all lined up--that's how much power a NASCAR Sprint Cup engine has. The engine's job is to convert the energy in fuel to speed. NASCAR engines do it faster and more efficiently than passenger car engines.
"Loud is fast" Brian Vickers tells us, and speed is one reason racecars don't have mufflers. Experiencing a NASCAR race means feeling the roar of the engines as well as hearing them. It's all good--as long as you’ve got your ear protection.
Friction always creates heat. Brakes and tires depend on friction to work, but more friction isn’t always better. In the engine, friction is never good and engine builders use everything from oil to high-tech coatings to get a little extra horsepower.
- in this research project we try to determine the simplest possible engine which can perform any required cycle, thermodynamic or not, even a complicated one, such as one with an odd number of asymmetrical strokes
Six Asymmetrical Strokes -
Seven Moving Parts -
for more information visit: www.synison.gr/on-the-dot-engines.htm -
T H E - D O T -
Promising New Piston Rotary Engine -
Invented by SYNISON Laboratory -
Panos B. Zaraphonitis -
Sparta - Hellas (Greece) -