Digging the dirt

Thursday, September 22, 2011
Comments (1)

Although many might disagree, the sealing of the gap between two fixed surfaces is a relatively simple task. Variation in loading or changes in thermal expansion may require the joint to have some form of compliance, but in general the solutions are ... read more
Tags :  engine-structure

GT exhausts

Thursday, September 22, 2011
Comments (0)

The new McLaren MP4-12C roadcar is a real looker, and has had some great reviews in the motoring press. It didn't take long before the car was taken from the road to the track, competing in the Blancpain Endurance Series in Europe. This is a race ser... read more
Tags :  exhausts

The endurance oil

Thursday, September 22, 2011
Comments (0)

Within the confines of an internal combustion engine, engine crankcase oil is expected to lubricate, cool, seal, maintain a high degree of cleanliness and protect against all forms of engine wear and corrosion. Not only must it do all this, it often ... read more
Tags :  fuel-system

Any hose will do?

Thursday, September 22, 2011
Comments (2)

Oil flow within an engine is something that is given great consideration during the design stage, be it by a manufacturer of a commercial unit or a bespoke race engine. However, ancillaries such as oil coolers and dry-sump systems are sometimes not s... read more
Tags :  oil-system

Shaping up!

Thursday, September 22, 2011
Comments (5)

Numbers, I would dare to suggest, are the language of engineering. A true and simple enough statement but when used in an engineering context it can only describe the approximate size of things. In the purer forms of science and mathematics, numbers ... read more
Tags :  pistons-rings

Chemical processes

Thursday, September 22, 2011
Comments (1)

There are a number of reasons why we might want to improve the level of surface finish on components for race engines and transmissions, but the chief among these are reliability and friction. By improving the level of surface finish, we generally me... read more

Active dynos - 2

Thursday, September 22, 2011
Comments (0)

My previous RET-Monitor article on this subject gave a general overview of active dynamometers, and the benefits they can bring to engine development. This month, I want to look at some of the other tasks they can be used for, over and above basic tr... read more
Tags :  test-equipment

MotoGP transmissions

Thursday, September 22, 2011
Comments (0)

The latest transmission development in the top flight of motorcycle racing, MotoGP, has been the appearance of seamless shift technology. Already commonplace in Formula One, seamless shifting provides a number of benefits to the rider and, more impor... read more
Tags :  transmission
Previous 1 2 3 Next