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A new type of internal combustion engine known as the “Massive Yet Tiny” engine. It “has the potential to replace all the existing internal combustion engines and jet engines,” according to the inventor. It reportedly has a power to weight ratio 40 times higher than a regular internal combustion engine. A 14-inch, 150-pound MYT would reportedly have the same power as a 32 cylinder diesel engine — putting out 858 horsepower.
The prototype has a 14 inch diameter and is 14 inches long. It weighs 150lbs. There are only 26 moving parts, 31 parts total. The first prototype uses diesel or biodiesel for fuel. Through two revolutions of its crankshaft, the ME firing cycle is equivalent to a 32 cylinder reciprocating engine, that is, it fires 32 times. As a result, its displacement is equivalent to an 848 cubic inch reciprocating engine, despite its compactness. This displacement comparison is derived as follows: (3.1416*(3)(3)*3.75)/4*32 = 848 cubic inches, with a 3″ bore and 3.75″ stroke, four stroke cycle and thirty two firings. The design is also modular. Additional units can be connected to increase power. The ME is actually a large (extremely efficiently organized) displacement internal combustion engine; therefore its high horsepower output. Moreover, with the high number of cylinders firing in close order, a high number of pulses are generated for high torque, but without the friction and parasitic losses discussed below.
Originally posted by PlausibleDeniability
whats the fuel efficiency?
Originally posted by Oblivions void
but is just too much money to be made all around by the status quo, oil isn’t going anywhere any time soon and they figure might as well milk the system for all it’s worth while they can.
Originally posted by titian
Funny thing called a fiscal obligation to the owners of the company (the millions of shareholders). Get them to all agree on not making any money for a decade and you'll see the companies more willing to spend the money on such innovations. Else, the companies face potential shareholder litigation for breach of responsibility. The company has a responsibility to its shareholders, like it or not.
Originally posted by Protector
The downside that is quite obvious is in the video... this engine is REALLY, REALLY LOUD.