Internal combustion (IC) engine with minimum number of moving parts

Gary Waissi

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This paper presents a concept for a new internal combustion (IC) engine with opposed and aligned cylinders. The proposed engine can be implemented using spark-ignited (SI) and compression ignited (CI), two and four stroke concepts. The engine design is briefly discussed and compared to conventional V-, in-line and opposed cylinder engines. The proposed IC engine has a low engine profile as well as a simple engine construction. Simplified calculations for engine balance, piston acceleration, piston speed, piston force on cylinder wall, and friction losses are shown for the proposed engine and compared to those of a conventional engine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSAE Technical Papers
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
Event1995 SAE International Congress and Exposition - Detroit, MI, United States
Duration: Feb 27 1995Mar 2 1995


Other1995 SAE International Congress and Exposition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDetroit, MI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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