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The Hydrocycle Rocket Free-Piston Instant-Conversion Adiabatic Engine and One-Range, Infinitely Variable Hydrostatic Transmission System
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1996 by SAE International in United States
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The ideal internal-combustion crankshaft engine would burn all the fuel near top center without detonation, then expand the whole charge until exhaust Both events are impossible with current piston engines.
The Hydrocycle Rocket Piston Engine concept employs a free piston in the head of a two-stroke-cycle engine. Combustion between the crank piston and the free piston allows direct conversion of combustion fluid expansion to hydrostatic fluid flow and accumulator gas compression with perfect timing and minimum thermal and mechanical losses.
An infinitely variable, radial hydrostatic motor gives the driver smooth, gas-cushioned acceleration and stepless performance. Maximum economy is attained since the driver is forced to run the engine at optimum minimum speed to match road load oadin all traffic conditions.
CitationChristenson, H., "The Hydrocycle Rocket Free-Piston Instant-Conversion Adiabatic Engine and One-Range, Infinitely Variable Hydrostatic Transmission System," SAE Technical Paper 960089, 1996, https://doi.org/10.4271/960089.
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