Currently automotive engines are generally reciprocating or Wankel rotary engine types. Reciprocating engines are bulky, heavy and complex, mainly due to the intake and exhaust valves and their associated cam-train. Wankel engines have a low rotor rev limit, and have inefficient sealing of the apex seals leading to poor economy and undesirable emission gases.
The Rotary Engine Development Agency (REDA) has designed a new three-chamber rotary internal combustion engine concept using the K-curve, an amended form of its patented Szorenyi Curve. The paper linked below describes the features of the new three-chamber engine concept and includes an analysis of the major shortcomings of the Wankel engine.
The apex of a triangle in contact with a racetrack traces out a recognizable four-leaf clover as it rotates. The shape of the racetrack in its mathematical form has been US patented, No 6,718,938 B2.
The racetrack forms the engine casing inside which the engine segments rotate.
The concept for the engine was conceived over 15 years ago. After much work, effort and development, it was brought to reailty in 2008 by its inventor, Peter Szorenyi.
The Engine was awarded an ACT Research and Development Grant of $63,000 in
2001. Since that time, three prototypes of the engine have been produced and the design refined. A “proof-of-concept” engine run was achieved on February 26, 2008. The current prototype is assembled and ready for further testing.
Suitable parties are sought for the future development of the engine. Those interested are encouraged to contact REDA through the Contact section.
Mr. Peter King:
(+61) 0413 841 148
PO Box 4127
Doncaster Heights 3109