Turbocharging the single-cylinder diesel engine


We are developing a single cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that could have a broad impact in India, making equipment such as tractors, light vehicles, generators, and water pumps more powerful and fuel-efficient.

Turbocharging is not conventionally used with single cylinder engines due to the timing mismatch between when the turbo is powered and when it can deliver air to the cylinder. The proposed solution uses a fixed, pressurized volume air capacitor on the intake side of the engine between the turbocharger and intake valves. Initial experiments have shown power gains of approximately 29% and fuel economy models have shown a 5% increase in fuel efficiency.

There is a strong correlation in multiple Indian provinces between available farm power and yield. Our goal is to increase the power of a single cylinder diesel engine, and thereby increase the productivity of the user.

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