Initial friction tests on RadMax 375 hp axial vane rotary diesel
Initial friction tests on RadMax 375 hp axial vane rotary diesel 8 February 2013 REGI U.S., Inc. and Reg Technologies Inc. announced that the assembly on one side of the 375 hp (280 kW) RadMax axial vane rotary diesel engine (earlier post ) has been completed and initial testing has begun. Initial dry friction tests indicate the engine should have friction loads equal to or better than a standard diesel engine, the company said. 375 HP Diesel RadMax engine. Click to enlarge. The engine comprises a disc-shaped rotor and driveshaft which turn the housing, or stator, which remains stationary. Up to 12 vanes mounted parallel to the shaft slide up and down along the outside of the rotor as they follow a track along the inside of the stator housing. Combustion chambers form between the rotor, stator walls and vanes, and their volumes change as the vanes move during rotation. The...