MotoGP exhausts

Thursday, May 08, 2014
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MotoGP exhausts   I loved two-stroke Grand Prix motorcycle racing, especially the top 500 cc class. The bikes were light and difficult to ride, and I never had any illusions that I would be able to tame one of them. The four-stroke class has b... read more
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Using springs

Thursday, May 08, 2014
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When considering a bolted joint, and when explaining how it works under load to a novice engineer, it is often helpful to consider the components as springs. The joint and the bolt ‘share’ any imposed loads depending on coefficients that ... read more
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Diesel fuel filtration

Thursday, May 08, 2014
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In the search for engine performance – whether it is more power, better fuel economy or cleaner exhaust gases – the overriding direction irrespective of fuel type is one of higher fuel injection pressures. In a typical gasoline direct inj... read more
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EV and hybrid applications

Thursday, May 08, 2014
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Electric and hybrid electric/internal combustion technology is finally starting to make headway in the racing world. Such powertrain solutions present a host of challenges relating to electrical energy storage and motor technology, and they also requ... read more
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New structural concepts

Thursday, May 08, 2014
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There has been a great deal of evolution in piston design over the years, in which a large number of usually small development steps have given us some really beautiful components. If we are to describe a modern racing piston, we would probably be sa... read more
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Nitriding

Thursday, May 08, 2014
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Many of us who have been involved in designing components for race engines will be familiar with the nitriding process, and even if the process isn't very familiar in its detail, we probably know what its benefits are. It is also likely that we will ... read more

Transmission dynamometers

Thursday, May 08, 2014
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Being able to measure transmission losses accurately is a very useful capability when it comes to optimising a racecar package, and is particularly important in series where regulations ensure that engine power outputs are closely matched. In such se... read more
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Pushrods

Thursday, May 08, 2014
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 Pushrod engines are ‘old hat’, an anachronism in these modern times, but while the rest of the world has moved on and adopted the overhead camshaft, the users of big V8 engines have remained loyal to the old tech. That is probably a... read more
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