Further Developments on Rotating Combustion Engines at Curtiss-Wright
Published January 1, 1962 by SAE International in United States
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Unceasing efforts to perfect the Wankel rotary combustion engine have resulted in design concepts that are rapidly approaching the production stage. Previous developments of this engine, which combines positive displacement of the reciprocating engine with the rotary motion of the turbine, were reported in SAE Transactions, 1961. This article contains new material on high speed performance and high time durability of the experimental 60 cu in. model, fuel consumption evaluation, testing of a small, air cooled, low speed engine, and additional investigations of size effects.
CitationBentele, M., "Further Developments on Rotating Combustion Engines at Curtiss-Wright," SAE Technical Paper 620410, 1962, https://doi.org/10.4271/620410.
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- BenteleM., “Curtiss-Wright's Developments on Rotating Combustion Engines.” Presented at the International Congress and Exposition of the SAE in Detroit in January, 1961, SAE Paper 288B, reprinted in SAE Transactions, 1961.