Sunday, September 1, 2013

archimedes screw engine

An idea for an engine:
The idea is that fuel and air comes in at the left, and compresses and moves towards the ignition point as the screw turns on its axis, then the ignition lights the fuel and explodes forcing the screw to keep turning in the same direction. Eventually it has expanded fully and exits on the right as exhaust.


It doesn't work by the principle that I was thinking, I posted it on a science/math site and someone pointed out that you can actually pass a thread through from one end to the other... I was relying on compression and then expansion along the x-axis so my bad. 

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