A Report On The Duke Axial Engine Essay

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The Duke Axial Engine is a light weight, internal combustion, valve less engine. Suitable for Marine vehicles either inboard or outboard, Light Aircrafts, and or Generator/Utility and Military. The concept of this engine is fairly new. It began in New Zeeland’s Duke Engine’s, and is already on its way to being a more efficient engine. The information provided throughout will help gain a better concept of the engine and how it will be an asset to the automotive industry.

The engine is a four stroke engine where the cylinder group makes a cylindrical “Barrel” shape. It gets its barrel shape from evenly spaced pistons around the central Crankshaft and is then aligned parallel to the axis of the crankshaft. The output crankshaft is aligned with each cylinder this is how the engine got its name “Axial Reciprocating engine” which are also known as “Z-crank” engines. According to Duke Engines the 'Z ' in the crank provides the journal surfaces on which the combustion loads that provide the driving torque of the engine. The dual motions of the counter-rotating configuration gives the Duke Engine its unique style. Duke has produced the prototype and developmental engines that run on petrol of various octane levels such as 91through 98, Jet fuel that is kerosene based without the engine being modified, and if modified can readily run on diesel. The axial engine also has the capability of operating on such fuels as Bio-Fuels, Hydrogen, LPG, CNG, etc. Certain features of the…

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