Browse Publications Technical Papers 2003-01-2277
2003-06-23

Intake Design for Maximum Performance 2003-01-2277

The design of a race engine intake system involves many design considerations. Two very important areas of design are the intake manifold's volume and geometry. In considering these variables there are several different possible intake configurations. Such configurations will include single and dual plenum designs, as well as volume transitions. Dynamometer testing objectives will test different intake designs for the best overall engine power by comparing the areas under the engine power curve. Of the four intakes tested, the 2003 intake was found to make the best overall power.

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