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Old 12-06-2010, 12:05 AM   #143 (permalink)
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Regarding the Scuderi engine - I smell a scam. That engine supposedly compresses air using only one stage, to a pressure of 1885 psig or so. This compressed air can then supposedly go into a storage tank for re-use, or be directly injected into the combustion cylinder.

http://www.sae.org/mags/aei/POWER/7803

One problem with this idea is that this compressed air will reach a temperature of at least 1700 F, which will make any metal air cylinder glow cherry red after a while. Another problem I see is that this heated air will pretty much cause autoignition of any current fuel the moment it is injected into the airstream.
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