Browse Publications Technical Papers 2011-28-0049
2011-10-06

Ultra-Downsizing of Internal Combustion Engines 2011-28-0049

The downsizing of internal combustion engines (ICE) is already recognized as a very suitable method for the concurrent enhancement of indicated fuel conversion efficiency (IFCE) and the lowering of CO₂ and NOx emissions.
In this report, ultra-downsizing is introduced as an even higher stage of development of ICE. Ultra-downsizing will be implemented here by means of real Atkinson cycles using asymmetrical crank mechanisms, combined with multi-stage high-pressure turbocharging and very intensive intercooling. This will allow an increase of ICE performance while keeping the thermal and mechanical strain strength of engine components within the current usual limits.

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