" ... can you even imagine another type of engine, different than that THE DOT concept suggests, which operates more smoothly
with the minimum possible velocity fluctuation
, more quietly
, and, at the same time, performs an almost ideal thermodynamic cycle, with three only pistons, with seven only moving parts, with two only different types of non standard machine elements
, and, finally, with such mechanical efficiency
, such robustness
and such compactness
fluctuation of output torque, without flywheel, less than 15% for a twin tori engine, for more than 75% of its speed range
fluctuation of absolute angular velocity of pistons less than 30%
smooth and balanced operation and extended expansion, where the exhaust gases come out in almost ambient temperature and pressure conditions
one non circular sun gear and three identical non circular planet gears
deviation of degree of efficiency of non circular gears from the one of standard gears less than 0.1%
all moving parts are freely supported at both ends and all toothings are strictly planar
ratio of working volume to total toroidal volume up to 9 / 10, planar toothings, absence of flywheel, minimum possible dimensions and weight, minimum possible passive moment of inertia for starting / acceleration / deceleration / stopping
Quotations related with this Work
carpe diem !
(pluck the day !)
I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing !
thought is only a flash between two long nights, but this flash is everything !
test everything and keep that which is good
there is no royal road to geometry !
aut inveniam viam aut faciam !
(I shall either find a way or make one !)
question the unquestionable !
Ratan Naval Tata
the important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them
Sir William Bragg
wir mussen wissen, wir werden wissen !
(we must know, we will know !)
nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm !
Ralph Waldo Emerson
when everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it !
give me a place to stand, and I will move the earth !
I have learned to use the word 'impossible' with the greatest caution !
Wernher von Braun
I believe in intuition and inspiration; imagination is more important than knowledge; for knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution; it is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research
genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration
Thomas Alva Edison
if Edison had a needle to find in a haystack, he would proceed at once with the diligence of the bee to examine straw after straw until he found the object of his search; I was a sorry witness of such doings, knowing that a little theory and calculation would have saved him ninety per cent of his labor
the best way to predict the future is to invent it
for a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled !
in science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not the man to whom the idea first occurs
Sir Francis Darwin