has anyone made or attempt to make a diesel fueled wankel engine?in mazda's they (with a bridge 'head' port)can make power right up to 11,000 rpm's so i thought it would be cool to make a (for diesels) high revving hp monster.the problem with mazda's rotary's is they have relatively low torque but high horsepower so hp + diesel = Sexy Time!! immagine 1,500 hp diesels with 1,700 engines.but wankels can have larger amounts of power for little displacement so a 1.3 liter gasser making 270 hp. convert that to 6 liters = 1,269 hp and endless torque!!!
Check out John Deere and see where they put them or who they sold the rights to. I worked for JD when they informed us they had bought the patent on all Wankel engines. That was in 85 or 86. They already had plans for perunit expanable engines and multifuel options. Each rotary segment could be added for how mch HP you need. Have not heard from them on it since 1990.
what in lawn mowers im talkin about cars or even trucks.expanding an engine's displacement should take days to do to mka esure everything lines up and is in working order so that's out of the ?
No I worked for John deere for 14 years They were going to put them in bulldozers,trackloaders,even tanks 100HP to 15000Hp stack up how many you want and for what you want to move or turn. As with all Wankel engines had trouble with sealing rings. Had great ideas for military contracts.
Forgot to say that how they stackup would be with dowel and bolts at 45deg in a circle. Dozers need 250HP so if rotary section is equal 50HP then add 5 sections.And so on all sections same size. Or as they had it done 5 sections were equal to 6ft long and 4ft wide. And and turbocharge them.
Yes, Jonathan Goodwin and Uli Kruger have done this for LincVolt.
The main advantage of the Wankel is compactness and high-rev capability. At least for gas-powered engines, they're not particularly fuel-efficient or clean-running. Also, the combustion properties of diesel fuel don't lend themselves well to a high-revving engine. It combusts much more gradually than gasoline. In theory, you could do a diesel Wankel, but it doesn't seem like it would be well-suited to it.