Variable length connecting rod

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Malpress, Ray. 2016. Variable length connecting rod. 2012283734
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Variable length connecting rod

TypePatent
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AuthorMalpress, Ray
Patent/Trademark ApplicantMalpress, Ray
Patent/Trademark Number2012283734
Countries in Which Patented/TrademarkedAustralia
Year2016
Abstract

A variable length connecting rod for an engine comprises a floating bush slidably mounted within a body of the connecting rod with chambers on opposing sides of the bush. Hydraulic fluid is transferred between the chambers via at least one channel to move the bush and shorten or lengthen the connecting rod. Embodiments of the connecting rod comprise a lever connected to a variable one way valve which controls the direction of flow of the hydraulic fluid between the chambers. Movement of the hydraulic fluid between the chambers is driven by pressure differentials resulting from the movement of the connecting rod.

Keywordsvariable compression ratio, internal combustion engines, efficiency
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020401799. Mechanical engineering not elsewhere classified
Byline AffiliationsSchool of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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