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This section refers to more technical documents
useful to understand engine technologies.
Mainly intended for researchers and technical experts.

More... to Understand Engines

MIT - The Way to Go...

March 2003 - MIT study says : Improving gasoline and diesel engines is the way to go ! Hydrogen car is no environmental panacea. The hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle will not be better in terms of total energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. If we need to curb greenhouse gases, improving mainstream gasoline and diesel engines is the way to go. These results come from an assessment of a variety of engine and fuel technologies forecasting no real 'breakthroughs' (The Quasiturbine has not been included in the study).

HCCI Detonation Engine

The Direct-Injection Spark-Ignition

  • The Direct-Injection Spark-Ignition (DI-SI) gasoline engine could become a reality one day, http://www.jsme.or.jp/English/awardsn32.html but will likely still use the intake vacuum of Otto cycle, and still produce a non-uniform polluting combustion.
  • The fuel-injection process in future compression-ignition engines (CIDI or direct-injection diesels) is difficult to achieve and is not yet commercial
    It has also the main inconvenient to produce a "non-uniform polluting combustion" like in Diesel engine.

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