• June 12, 2019

The irony here is that camless engines are relatively easy to build. The average hacker could modify a small four-stroke engine for camless. The latest to catch my attention: engine valves that operate without camshafts. For decades the idea of electronically controlled electromagnetic. The cam, or camshaft, is a long rod with lumps on it which turns at half of the speed of the engine. The lumps, or lobes, each press on a valve at the top of the .

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Camless piston engine

Throw in the tolerances of electromechanical components, and you either need hella precise parts or a good tuning procedure to tune out variations… The list goes on and on. The former has kept solenoids camlwss bay, the later variable hydraulic systems. Instead, I had 30 seconds of inconvenience. The current formula limits engine RPM to 15, rpm section 5. What about the Wankel?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In a camless system the only force holding the valve would be the magnetic field of the solenoid and the inertia of the valve so piston contact may not be as damaging. Exactly when, and how fast a valve opens is determined by the profile of the cam lobe. Not all that loud, Harleys are louder than the puch but at the same time I never heard myself at 55mph from a distance which is like having a wood sander between your legs at that speed: Large valve surfaces against pressurized gas explosions.


Are there maybe patent issues that are preventing companies from exploring this space?

And then your poston moves upwards, trying to push all that stuff out. The solenoid probably fails closed. In these systems, the camshaft rollers and enginea have been replaced by an electro-hydraulic actuator system which uses the existing fuel pumps, thus reducing development risks of the new system by employing existing technology.

In general education beats regulation. They have a prototype engine running in a Saab. The fact is that this is an area where the returns diminish very quickly and thus economically there are only a very few applications where they will ever be practical and those are camlesz exploited. Now the valve lifter: As if the poor spelling and grammatical errors arent bad enough….

Every system has its limits. Retrieved from ” https: Who in their right mind makes an intrusive valve system using a Kevlar belt? And then your electronics fail and ram your valves into your piston, because non-interference designs are highly inefficient and impractical. The simple solution would be to go with a camless engine. Although many modern engines use camshaft phasing, adjusting the lift and valve duration in a working engine is more difficult.

This is a bit more complex topic than that.

Now… The valve lifter: Another limiting issue is the power consumption to servo the valves at very high accelerations. At the core, a fuel injector is a solenoid controlled valve.

Same energy delivered to the valve. Who said anything about a Wankel engine? That would instantly stall an unloaded engine.


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Maybe some of the back EMF can be dumped into an adjacent valve cycle to reuse the energy. Also the seal between flaps is a simple sweep in a true circle — and since the engine is also naturally well balanced, this seal should fare as well or better than a standard ICE since it will see no axial inertial moment eventually resulting in piston side slop. However, if the valve actuators or their electronics fail, the result will be disastrous and very expensive almost always an engine replacement.

If the ECU had been in control of those valves, and if it was mechanically possible for the valves to be struck by the pistons, I would have had very expensive engine damage.

M ller says that although the compressor featuring standard AC-compressor innards capable of peak pressures near psi generally consumes more energy than camshafts, this is partially offset by a reduction of the engine oil flow and pressure required to lubricate cams and valves. However, the move from carbs to Enginea definitely happened in response to emissions issues. Its just like the mandate to do away with conventional lightbulbs.