Cylinder liner clamping concepts

Monday, August 18, 2014
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Engines that use so-called wet liners/sleeves have advantages over those that use dry liners (press-in liners in machined block material) or a parent bore (cylinder bore directly in the block’s base material). For engines with wet liners, vario... read more
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Hotter than ever

Wednesday, July 09, 2014
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In my previous article I looked at the key differences between the former V8 and current turbo-powered Formula One engine blocks. The principal ones were far higher peak firing pressure and specific power, and because of these the main dimensions of ... read more
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ICE?

Thursday, May 08, 2014
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In the context of this article, ICE has nothing to do with frozen water, but rather everything to do with Formula One engines from this season onwards. With the current Formula One power units we need to distinguish between the several systems these ... read more
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Does it always work?

Thursday, March 27, 2014
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This month I have chosen not to write about ‘real’ content on the topic of gaskets and seals, but to focus more on the ‘how do we know it is right’ side of things. When I read about developments of some kind in gaskets or sea... read more
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Contact zone

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
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It is often said that history repeats itself, to show that we have done it all before. Almost all (new) developments are not really new but mostly improvements of already known concepts. In the business of engine design this seems equally true. Almos... read more
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Longer than you think?

Wednesday, January 08, 2014
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For race vehicles, in whichever motorsport they are used, the typical attributes are that they must be powerful, light and driveable. According to the engine used, ‘light’ can be linked to the overall mass of the engine, which depends lar... read more
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Alternative block?

Monday, December 02, 2013
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In the history of race engine engineering, many methods have been thought of, tried and used on a wider scale to manufacture engine blocks. We all know the most commonly used production techniques and processes, which are the creation of castings wit... read more
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The carbon-face seal

Monday, October 07, 2013
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In engine design sometimes parts cannot be made out of a single piece, which unfortunately means that seals and gaskets are necessary to keep the several fluids and air inside the engine, and keep dust, debris and water on the outside. I say ‘... read more
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