A Hydrogen Fueled Rotary Engine (Patent Pending) Zero Pollution Zero Carbon Footprint makes Planet Earth a better place • More power and torque per pound of engine weight than reciprocating engines. • Burning hydrogen produces water, not carbon monoxide nor carbon dioxide. Some people believe hydrogen engines will become the norm as gasoline engines are disfavored more and more as “Dirty Engines”
Previously Unsolved Problems
Others have tried to develop rotary engines but most have not solved the same fundamental problems:
1. Insufficient separation between adjacent chambers
2. Insufficient seals between functional chambers (Intake, compression, combustion, and exhaust) and the sidewalls.
3. Excessive friction between sliding parts
4. Ineffective transfer of torque from vanes to the hub
5. Excessive exhaust heat
The Wankel was used in Mazda automobiles but had 4 of the 5 problems above.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is investing
$6,000,000 with Liquid Piston, Inc. of Bloomfield, Connecticut to develop a variant of the Wankel, but it still has several of the problems listed above. DARPA seeks fuel efficiency because a report says that the total cost for procuring, transporting, storing and delivering fuel to vehicles on the battlefield is $400 per gallon.*
*Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur stated on May 9, 2011 in an article in Politico.
MegaTorq Solutions to 5 Historical Issues
31 The MegaTorq engine features a “dwell zone” between each of the four major phases of a four cycle engine. These dwell zones are key to separating the phases of intake, compression, power and exhaust.
3.2 No seals are required between the central rotor and the sidewalls since the side walls are part of the rotor and travel with the functional chambers. There is not a space for leaks.
3.3 All sliding surfaces are coated with Dicronite, tungsten disulfide developed for NASA that is not damaged by combustion heat yet has a coefficient of friction 25% less than Teflon. With very little oil, friction is as close to zero as possible with today’s technology.
3.4 The sidewalls are part of the rotor and feature grooves for the sliding vanes that transfer torque from the vanes to the hub.
3.5 In the second prototype, we will add a Cool Down section that mixes hot exhaust with cooler ambient air and converts considerable enthalpy to mechanical motion.
More efficient than fuel cells and less expensive to produce because fuel cells also need electric motors. Much more efficient than gasoline reciprocating engines as they have only one power event per cylinder. MegaTorq engines have 6 power events per revolution. Reciprocating engines are efficient at producing torque only from about 45 degrees from Top Dead Center (TDC) to about 135 degrees from TDC out of 720 degrees of rotation.
The total market for engines produced worldwide annually exceeds $400 Billion.
According to Statista, 77 million passenger cars, 250 thousand heavy trucks, and 28 million small engines are produced worldwide annually. Our rough estimate of the value of light aircraft and military vehicle engines is
6.3 billion dollars annually.
Our goal is to reach ½ of 1 % of that market or $2 billion, conduct an IPO then continue growth with no more outside funding.
Biographic Information on the Inventor and CEO
Frederick T. “Ted” Dykes
The inventor is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. The academy had more than 50,000 applicants (the year Ted was entered) and accepted fewer than 500 – less than one percent.
Following graduation, he was assigned to jet pilot training at Craig AFB, Alabama. He flew rescue helicopters in Viet Nam and in Korea.
In civilian life, Ted worked for defense contractors and managed proposals for defense contracts.
He achieved a high win rate and his proposals won more than $1.5 Billion in government contracts.
Ted was the Advanced Program Manager for Litton Industries and successfully led the effort to develop and test LORAN navigation systems for US Army helicopters. He was also the Advanced Program Manager for Litton Industries and successfully led the effort to develop and test 110 LORAN position location systems AN/PSN-6 before GPS was standard.
Biographical Information on the Chief Development Officer
Christopher A. Dykes
· 25 years in product development with Black & Decker, Dupont, GE Heathcare et al.
· Fluent in SolidWorks 3D CAD design systems, rapid prototyping, testing and program management.
· Inventor on over twenty application patents
· Drove independent product development programs for Ford, Toyota, Volkswagen, GE Heathcare, Underarmour, et al.
Conclusion and Benefits to America
The MegaTorq engine will provide more than a 20% increase in power and torque compared to the same weight gasoline reciprocating engine. The DOE found 20% increase in power of a reciprocating engine by changing the fuel from gasoline to injected hydrogen. The MegaTorq improvements in power and torque will be greater than 20% because the reciprocating engine has one (1) power event per cylinder for two (2) crankshaft revolutions whereas the MegaTorq engine has six (6) power events for each revolution.
When significant numbers of hydrogen fueled MegaTorq engines are in use, it will help ensure America’s prosperity by reducing transportation cost and will vastly reduce pollution caused by gasoline fueled reciprocating engines. Burning Hydrogen as fuel produces water as the exhaust emission instead of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. When scaled up, significant headway will be less use of fossil fuels and reduced carbon emissions.