Reduced-fuel-consumption engine

  • 13-Apr-2010 12:27 EDT

The WaveTech Engine under development decreases fuel consumption by up to 50% compared to current internal-combustion engines, according to the company's simulations. Factors influencing the claimed fuel efficiency include eliminating the crankshaft; a programmable nontypical piston motion that enables reduced knock, higher compression ratios, and reduced thermodynamic losses; reduced friction because of fewer pistons and mechanical linkages to the driveshaft; and a variable compression ratio allowing for leaner air/fuel ratios and maximum efficiency over a broad rpm range. The engine offers overall package efficiencies compared with traditional ICEs while delivering equivalent or greater power at greatly improved efficiency, the company claims. The WaveTech engine also is said to have fewer moving parts and provide easier maintenance access.

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