Formula One exhausts

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
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At present, exhausts occupy a strange position in Formula One engine development and are treated very differently in the regulations from most components that make up these highly specialised engines. Along with the snorkel (air horn), they are the ... read more
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Welding Inconel

Thursday, December 16, 2010
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As long as there is the pursuit for extra power there will always have to be a commitment to using more advanced and exotic materials. Exhaust design is no exception, and many exhaust systems - both classic and contemporary - provide us not only with... read more
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Bottles and tubes

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
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In the world of motorcycle racing, in particular it seems, it has been common to find strange appendages on exhaust systems, on everything from single-cylinder motocross machinery to high-speed inline four-cylinder engines. They can take various form... read more
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Superstock and Superbike

Tuesday, August 17, 2010
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I recently spoke to Emmanuele Nicali of Lesto Racing at the Monza World Superbike races about the company's motorcycle race products. Lesto supplies both road and race motorcycle exhausts to a number of teams involved in various Italian national cham... read more
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World Superbike configurations

Friday, July 02, 2010
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At the recent Monza World Superbike round, I asked Marcus Eschenbacher, crew chief to Cal Crutchlow at Sterilgarda Yamaha, about their choice of exhaust configuration. As many who work in Formula One or study it will know, the exhaust systems on each... read more
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Diesel Particulate Filters

Thursday, May 13, 2010
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Diesel fuel is extremely popular for automotive use, particularly in Europe where, for some manufacturers, diesel vehicles account for more than 50% of sales. Part of the reason is that, in some countries, diesel fuel is much cheaper than petrol (ga... read more
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Tight bends

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
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In previous articles, Wayne Ward looked at processes by which we might produce bends with different geometry than we can form using simple tube bending techniques, and here we briefly covered hydroforming and the manufacture of pressed bends. If we r... read more
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Feeling the Heat (4)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010
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In the previous RET Monitor article on the subject of exhaust insulation, we looked at plasma sprayed thermal barrier coatings for exhaust systems. In preceding articles, we have examined the reasons why thermal insulation of exhaust systems is neces... read more
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Feeling the heat (3)

Thursday, January 21, 2010
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In previous articles, we have looked at why we might choose to insulate the exhaust system of a racing vehicle, the various methods by which we might insulate the exhaust and what the consequences of doing so might be. In light of this, we discussed... read more
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