Laser ignition engines: Just For Fun Off Topic  -- Current Events Health Happiness Discussion Forum and Review Laser ignition engines: Just For Fun Off Topic -- Current Events Health Happiness Discussion Forum

  parts   |   manuals   |   discussion   |   photos   |   podcast   |   reviews   |   specs   |   dealers   |   classifieds   |   contact   |   faq   |   myProfile   |   home          Login Now | Sign Up


FAQ:   What is a tractor?

Forum Index
New As Posted | Active Subjects



www.emerichsales.com - New & Used Equipment
          View Tractors For Sale!


www.partsbynet.com - Lawn and Garden Equipment Parts


Bernardsville Landscape Lighting
Click to Post a New Message!

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Just For Fun Off Topic Forum

Page [ 1 ] |
Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo
 11-19-2009, 11:39 Post: 166949
kwschumm



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: NW Oregon
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 5764

3
Filter by User
 Laser ignition engines

This is interesting.






Link:   Laser ignition engines 

Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 11-20-2009, 07:20 Post: 166959
auerbach



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: West of Toronto
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2168
 Laser ignition engines

You may find this site even more interesting:

US EPA Gas Saving and Emission Reduction Devices Evaluation

They tested about 50 of these, all with the same results.

Then there's this question. If YOU invented some miracle device or formula or chemical or whatever, one that would benefit every owner (as opposed to the one manufacturer), would you offer it to, say, a major car maker, fuel company, or even a big retail or repair chain -- or would you try to flog it to end users, one unit at a time?

There's a list of impressive agencies at the bottom, but they're meaningless according to the disclaimers elsewhere in the blurb. Even if it works, it seems only for vehicles that run on natural gas.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 11-20-2009, 12:24 Post: 166963
kwschumm



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: NW Oregon
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 5764

3
Filter by User
 Laser ignition engines

Automobile magazine had an article on laser ignition, and it's not just for natural gas/propane engines it's for gasoline too. The article had far more details than this link had.

Basically, in each cylinder the laser went through a splitter and fired three beams spread through the chamber. Each beam struck a plasma arc when fired, so there were three plasma arcs in each cylinder. These could be fired in nanoseconds and there could be a bunch of firings on each cycle.

Another advantage is they could use laser sensing in each cylinder to continually monitor the combustion cycle and adjust fuel and "spark" accordingly for best efficiency.

The "easy" way to do this, with one laser source for each cylinder, is too expensive. They spoke about using one laser and fiber coupling it to each cylinder. Then the quality of fiber coupling, bend radius, fiber loss, and such comes into play but they claimed with a new type of fiber it was very feasible and they predicted within five years they would be selling gasoline engines with the technology.

We'll see how that goes.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 11-20-2009, 12:34 Post: 166964
kwschumm



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: NW Oregon
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 5764

3
Filter by User
 Laser ignition engines

Here's a brief article on Ford's plans for laser ignition.






Link:   Ford laser ignition 

Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo


Page [ 1 ] |

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Just For Fun Off Topic Forum

Thread 166949 Filter by Poster:
auerbach 1 | kwschumm 3 |




Most Viewed

+ Need input on building a pneumatic mulch blower
+ Two-Cylinder John Deere Engines
+ Bad River Tractor Tool Rack
+ -17 degrees F.
+ one theory on Jobs
+ Vandalism or Civil Matter?
+ Joke 'o' the day
+ Merry Christmas
+ OLIVER 1900 FWD?
+ Tractor Umbrella/Canopy/Sunshade Question...

Most Discussion

+ -17 degrees F.
+ New Implements
+ one theory on Jobs
+ WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY ?
+ Empire farm days
+ Vandalism or Civil Matter?
+ Shooting at Mall in Kingston
+ Joke 'o' the day
+ A thought-provoking eye-opener
+ Hey Randy.... You are going to

Newest Topics

+ Smile for the day.. Ole and Swen and others
+ Too much Snow Too Soon for me
+ Happy Thanksgiving
+ Commuting 335 miles to work
+ I m back
+ Some weather related news from North Dakota
+ How did you wind up where you are living Survey
+ How Did that happen?
+ Super Bowl or Ice Bowl or Who Cares Bowl
+ Man tries voodoo to make wife disappear then murde













Turbochargers for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Cab Glass for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Alternators for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Radiators for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Driveline Components for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Starter Motors for Tractors and Industrial Machines