Turbocharger bearing development

Monday, November 10, 2014
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While journal bearings currently reign supreme for applications such as crankshafts, other areas of the powertrain use different types. There is a host of different applications, but those intended for use in turbochargers are some of the most intere... read more
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Managing torsion vibration

Monday, November 10, 2014
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While much has been written about the design of camshaft profiles and how to install and time them in an engine, comparatively few details are available about the actual dynamics in the valvetrain system due to the torsional vibrations induced. Much... read more
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The design of con rod fasteners, part 1

Monday, November 10, 2014
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For many companies supplying a race engine, the choice of con rod can be a very straightforward affair. Often there are multiple suppliers of uprated engine internals, and there are a number of very competent and successful con rod manufacturers. The... read more
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Crankshaft balance factors

Monday, November 10, 2014
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If you look at an old crankshaft from a large engine, such as a steam engine that might be found on a ship, you may notice that it has no counterweighting. The engine speeds that were common at that time were so slow that it seems wrong to use the wo... read more
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Vehicle launch control systems

Monday, November 10, 2014
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One of the greatest challenges to a racing driver is that of the standing start away from the grid. At a time when places can be won or lost in a fraction of a second, the ability to match the engine torque to the maximum tractive effort between tyre... read more
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