The Stratified Charge Rotary Engine

  • James W. Walker
  • Robert E. Mount


A brief history of the Rotary engine leading up to the development of the turbocharged stratified charge rotary engine is presented. The dual nozzle stratified charge concept is discussed as are some of the design and development techniques used to expedite the design, analysis and optimization of the engine. Various market segments for the application of the rotary engine to power generation and propulsion uses for ground vehicles, aircraft and marine are discussed.


Fuel Injection System Rotor Version Combustion Concept General Aviation Stratify Charge 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • James W. Walker
    • 1
  • Robert E. Mount
    • 1
  1. 1.Rotary Engine DivisionJohn Deere Technologies Int’l Inc.WoodridgeUSA

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