Variable length connecting rod

Malpress, Ray (2016) Variable length connecting rod. .

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Abstract

A variable length connecting rod for an engine comprises a floating bush slidably mounted within a body of the connecting rod with chambers on opposing sides of the bush. Hydraulic fluid is transferred between the chambers via at least one channel to move the bush and shorten or lengthen the connecting rod. Embodiments of the connecting rod comprise a lever connected to a variable one way valve which controls the direction of flow of the hydraulic fluid between the chambers. Movement of the hydraulic fluid between the chambers is driven by pressure differentials resulting from the movement of the connecting rod.


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Item Type: Patent
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2016 01:31
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 01:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: variable compression ratio, internal combustion engines, efficiency
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/29132

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