Nutating engine

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2006-01-18 8:08 pm
whereisit
I thought after McMaster died, so did the efforts to bring the concept to light. However, looks like US government sponsored research picked it up:
http://gltrs.grc.nasa.gov/reports/2006/TM-2006-214342.pdf
"the authors are confident that further development of this unique engine cycle will produce a heavy fuel engine that is unrivaled in regards to compactness and high power density for a multitude of applications"
I'm not sure what "heavy fuel" means. Does diesel count? I'd love to try one of these in a car, given the excellent power to weight ratio, and efficiency due to decreased thermal loss.

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