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John B. Hege - Wankel Rotary Engine: A History - 9780786429059 - V9780786429059
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Wankel Rotary Engine: A History

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Description for Wankel Rotary Engine: A History Paperback. Traces the history of the Wankel rotary engine and its use in various cars, motorcycles, snowmobiles and other applications. This title explains the working of the engine and the technical challenges it presented - the difficulty of designing effective and durable seals, early emissions troubles, high fuel consumption, and others. Num Pages: 182 pages, 78 photographs & diagrams, notes, index. BIC Classification: TGBN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (UF) Further/Higher Education. Dimension: 255 x 177 x 13. Weight in Grams: 340.
Conceived in the 1930s, simplified and successfully tested in the 1950s, the darling of the automotive industry in the early 1970s, then all but abandoned before resurging for a brilliant run as a high-performance powerplant for Mazda, the Wankel rotary engine has long been an object of fascination and more than a little mystery. A remarkably simple design (yet understood by few), it boasts compact size, light weight and nearly vibration-free operation. In the 1960s, German engineer Felix Wankel's invention was beginning to look like a revolution in the making. Though still in need of refinement, it held much promise ... Read more

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