The Libralato engine is based on a completely new concept of engine geometry and thermodynamic cycle. Never before have two rotors with different axes been combined, to produce asymmetrical compression and expansion volumes, where all the engine phases are completed in each revolution. It is the world's first "1- stroke" rotary Atkinson cycle engine. It is capable of diesel-like efficiency (c.40%), but with 50% lower mass and 30% lower cost than a typical reciprocating engine.
Engine phases & cycle
All the engine phases are completed in each revolution, in parallel: - intake - compression - expansion - exhaust. Compression is on the right side, expansion on the left.
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Avoiding the problems of the Wankel engine
No shallow elongated combustion chamber.
No thirsty fuel consumption.
No problems with apex seals.
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Alternative experimental engines
No other engine can combine all the advantages of the Libralato engine:- efficiency, emissions, power to weight, package, vibration & noise, cost.
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Libralato engine for hybrid vehicles
Radically down-sized and down speeded, with direct injection and lean burn combustion; the Libralato engine blends seamlessly with an electric motor.
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FP7 green cars initiative project
With the support of a world class consortium through the EU FP7 green Cars Initiative, 4 generations of prototypes are being developed 2012 - 2014.
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MK1 test findings and data
Evidence that with further refinement, the Libralato engine is capable of being the most efficient compact engine in the world.
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Open source engine control
The aim of Loughborough open source project is to make the case for an open source community working on an engine control solution.
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