Wankel Engine

A rotary engine with a rotor rotating in an oval cylinder. Named after it′s designer Felix Wankel.

The image shows a section CAD drawing of a wankel engine.


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Historical Notes

  1. 1951 Felix Wankel began development of the engine at NSU Motorenwerke AG
  2. 1 February 1957 First working prototype DKM 54 was run at the NSU research and development dept.
  3. 1965 Mazda′s first production wankel engine the 10A

Combustion Chamber Recess

The area where combustion occurs.


See also: Engine, Wankel, Felix Heinrich.

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