The True Rotary Engine (TRE) is a completely new engine using a simplified design concept. This new design will be a lighter-weight engine initially designed for gasoline combustion but suitable to operate with many fuels. The design is much simpler than the Otto 4-stroke internal combustion engine and can be produced at a significant savings.
2. Detailed Description of Operation
A. One Cylinder (Two Piston Plates)
The True Rotary Engine (TRE) consists of a cylinder containing two concentric shafts, an inner solid shaft and an outer hollow shaft . The two shafts are connected to Pistons A1 and A2 as shown in the Diagram. The device shown is the Engine Output Load Distribution Device (LDD). The two shafts will turn independently of each other. Each shaft is connected to a clutch that is timed with the position of each piston.
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B. Two Cylinders (Four Pistons)
Two cylinders (four pistons) can be connected through a single shaft to provide additional momentum and power.
Pistons A1 and A2 complete their revolutions with added momentum and power, two more pistons, B1 and B2 in chamber B can be connected as shown in diagram (Click here). The device shown is the Engine Output Load Distributiion Device (LDD). The two cylinders would be connected so that piston plate A1 plate would be the power stroke segment and piston plate B1 would be going past the exhaust port area. The two pistons would ignite at approximately 180 degrees from each other. Similarly, piston A2 and piston B2 would ignite at approximately 180 degrees from each other.