Scuderi Engine, 36 Percent More Efficient Than Regular Engines
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The test has been conducted using a computerized simulation with two types of Scuderi engines fitted onto a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier. For the naturally aspirated Scuderi engine, data showed that the unit is 25 percent more efficient, while the Air-Hybrid consumes 30-36 percent less fuel.
"These results are only going to get better," promises Sal Scuderi, president of Scuderi Group. "The naturally aspirated Scuderi split-cycle engine will continue to improve when further optimized, and the Air-Hybrid performance will increase with higher air tank pressures.”
“We expect the efficiencies to continue to climb as modifications are made and new simulations are conducted, including computer modeling of the 2011 Nissan Sentra running with a Scuderi engine."
The Scuderi engine is a split engine, a type of powerplant which separates the four phases of a cylinder (intake, compression, power, and exhaust) into two groups. For example, in a four cylinder engine the cylinders are grouped into two separate blocks, two cylinders/group, with each of the two groups being in charge with a different task
The operating principle is simple: the compressed air needed is transferred from the compression cylinder to the power cylinder via a passage. After that, the fuel is injected into the cylinder and exploded.
For a more detailed look into how the engine works, follow this link.
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On 18 January 2011 at 05:55 UTC, brian said:
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