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A review of Curtiss-Wright rotary engine developments with respect to general aviation potentialAviation related rotary (Wankel-type) engine tests, possible growth directions and relevant developments at Curtiss-Wright have been reviewed. Automotive rotary engines including stratified charge are described and flight test results of rotary aircraft engines are presented. The current 300 HP engine prototype shows basic durability and competitive performance potential. Recent parallel developments have separately confirmed the geometric advantages of the rotary engine for direct injected unthrottled stratified charge. Specific fuel consumption equal to or better than pre- or swirl-chamber diesels, low emission and multi-fuel capability have been shown by rig tests of similar rotary engine.
Document ID
19790052736
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Jones, C. (Curtiss-Wright Corp. Wood-Ridge, N.J., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1979
Subject Category
AIRCRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
Report/Patent Number
SAE PAPER 790621
Meeting Information
Society of Automotive Engineers, Business Aircraft Meeting and Exposition(Wichita, KS)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS3-20808
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS3-20030
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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