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New and improved "combustion" engine - April 11, 2011, 04:59 PM

Interesting video for an alternative to combustion engines. I personally think it's still combustion engine, just much more efficient.

New engine shakes up auto industry - Technology & science - Innovation - msnbc.com


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April 11, 2011, 05:26 PM

Looks to be the same general principles of a jet turbine engine being employed here.

Jet engines are the most fuel efficient combustion engines (on a yield basis) on the planet.



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April 11, 2011, 05:46 PM

Exactly, don't they use jets on ships too small for nuclear now?


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April 11, 2011, 06:36 PM

There are "turbine" engines that are powered by steam.
"Jet" engines employ the use of a turbine for compression.\
This little gizmo seems to use the compression of the turbine to produce a diesel effect, so still remains an internal combustion engine. What is really cool is that each vane is it's own "cylinder" from what I can gather. The thing that makes it so efficient (much like a Wankel) is that the rotating mass continues in one direction. Unlike piston engines that have half of their rotating mass come to a dead stop on every stroke (top dead center and bottom dead center).
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What I was talking about was using the rotational force of the jet engine to drive the ship, here: General Electric LM2500 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia like that, no steam. I remember touring a ddg a while ago and the sailor told us they can pull it out through the smokestack if they need to do repairs, rather than cut a diesel out.

If I were Mazda I would pick this up right away and start designing the RX-9 around it haha, nothing can be more inefficient than the current engine in there


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Right you are! Gas turbines. Sorry, misinterpreted what you had said.


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April 12, 2011, 09:01 AM

And of course it's a German escaped nazi engineer (that has onviously undergone plastic surgergy) explaining this


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