Another inner cumbustion engine the Quasiturbine

10-18-2005, 07:31 PM
Some of you have probably seen this article or another article on the Quasiturbine engine. For those who have not can take a look at this engine ( in which the invetor has claimed combines the simplicity of a rotary and durability, if not more, of a piston engine into one of sorts in that the article claims can take a super compressed form of cumbusting gas called photo-combustion. In which the author therefore concludes that it is the ideal engine for combusing hydrogen.

Any opinions or input would be great. :smile:

10-18-2005, 07:36 PM
Here is the official site ( in which they now have a working prototypes of the non-carriage version which resembles and works like the annimated gif I am showing below.

10-18-2005, 07:37 PM
looks like a farris wheel.

10-18-2005, 08:04 PM
funky... my computer is acting up and the links are slow... are they able to get decent power from these things?

the 1st looks like a farris wheel like TSC said but the 2nd looks like a 4sided rotar for a modified wankle

10-18-2005, 08:39 PM
I can't find exact numbers, but this article ( shows some facts in which someone who is more inclined when it comes to knowing cumbustion and mechanical dynamics can get some rough info from.

Of course these numbers would change depending on what fuel and application is utilizing it.

Since they only have combustable gas quasiturbines for academic use, so they are not made to withstand the pressure of running at an optimized for performance we can get somewhat of a clue from this Psneumatic Chainsaw ( they are working on getting into production. Perhaps someone who sees this post can crunch allot of numbers into a rough estimate for an optimal running gasoline or hydrogen one. :banghead:

02-28-2010, 07:30 AM
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