The team at Duke Engineering knew there had to be a way to reduce weight and quantity of moving parts in the traditional internal combustion engine. Usually comprised of rows of cylinders, the standard piston engine converts liner force into rotational energy with a crank shaft. Duke re-imagined the design utilizing a reciprocator, converting the linear layout into a circular or axial configuration…and the results are stunning. Check out the video creating the Axial Engine: Axial Engine Benefits:
- Vastly less moving parts as compared to linear engine
- 5 cylinders require only 3 spark plugs but have as many power strokes (per rotation) as a 6 cylinder traditional engine
- Engine assembly weighs 30% less than traditional engine
- Connecting rod reciprocator rotated in opposite direction of the crank resulting in super smooth operation
- Can run on nearly any fuel
- No valves!
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Director of Marketing at CADENAS PARTsolutions | A graduate of the Richard Farmer School of Business Marketing at Miami University in Oxford Ohio, Adam has years of experience in marketing and design for a variety of industries. He enjoys many outlets for creativity including working on custom cars and guitars. He’s also a fan of Formula1 racing and the Cincinnati Bengals. Adam currently lives in Ohio with his wife Stephanie, daughter Nora and son Otto.
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