Always a hot topic: Engine overheating

Posted on 6 August 2009 | 0 Comments

In any internal combustion engine design, it can be as much about controlling the explosions as it is controlling the resulting heat. In a conventional engine, because all four strokes of the Otto Cycle take place within the same cylinder, the surrounding air that enters on the intake stroke assists in the cooling process. So as casual observers of the Scuderi Engine design peruse the split-cycle configuration, many wonder how the engine keeps from overheating when there is no ambient air entering the power cylinder where all the firing takes place. In the following podcast, Scuderi Group President Sal Scuderi explains.




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