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How a Wankel Engine works

The Wankel engine is a type of internal combustion engine which uses a rotary design to convert pressure into a rotating motion instead of using reciprocating pistons. Its four-stroke cycle takes place in a space between the inside of an oval-like epitrochoid-shaped housing and a rotor that is similar in shape to a Reuleaux triangle but with sides that are somewhat flatter. This design delivers smooth high-rpm power from a compact size. It is the only internal combustion engine invented in the twentieth century to go into production. Since its introduction the engine has been commonly referred to as the rotary engine, though this name is also applied to several completely different designs.

The engine was invented by German engineer Felix Wankel. He received his first patent for the engine in 1929, began development in the early 1950s at NSU Motorenwerke AG (NSU), and completed a working prototype in 1957. NSU then licensed the concept to companies around the world, which have continued to improve the design.

Because of their compact design, Wankel rotary engines have been installed in a variety of vehicles and devices such as automobiles (including racing cars), along with aircraft, go-karts, personal water craft, chain saws, and auxiliary power units. The most extensive automotive use of the Wankel engine has been by the Japanese company Mazda.


Miroslav
23 Aug 2013

Which kind of the fuel Wankel engine can use ? What is the lifetime of this rotary engine ? What power rate (min,- for the smallest engine & max - for the bigest engines ) can be ?

jagadeesh naik
13 Jan 2014

Its very new achievement in Automobile and also good thing.

franjklin
08 Apr 2014

in my opinion, wankel engine is best for diesel. diesel wankel engine will be the smallest diesel engine compare to piston diesel engine

desai akshay
08 Aug 2014

Which kind of the fuel Wankel engine can use ? What is the lifetime of this rotary engine ? What power rate (min,- for the smallest engine & max - for the bigest engines ) can be ?

Mitesh bairwa
01 Jun 2015

this engine is really awesome. I hope this will bring new revolution in auto industries.


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