Nanotechnology in mechanical field is the internal combustion engine on a nano scale, which we have chosen as our area of interest. Heat engines have evolved from external combustion engines to internal combustion engines and the hot off the block is the nano internal combustion engine .
This picture gives an idea of the size of the nano internal combustion engine. If you observe, the length from the back plate to washer is less than an inch. There are no exotic materials required It has high precision, cost effective, high speed [up to 40000rpm ].The various applications can be spotted from race cars to space crafts. It can also be applied to various fields like agricultural pump sets, industrial applications, Hospitals, constructions civil engineering equipments etc.,
Construction of "Nano" - A 0.1cc Compression Ignition Engine The Nano is a 0.1cc (that's less than 0.01 cuin) compression ignition engine. It was designed by Richard Gordon in 1990's.An idea of the size of the Nano is given by this picture. From backplate to drive washer is less than 1 inch. There are no exotic materials required. The crankcase is hacked from a solid cube of aluminium 3/4" on a side. The piston and contra piston are cast iron. The crankshaft and liner are any old steel from the scrap box.
THE COMPONENTS USED :
* CRANK CASE
* BACK PLATE
* CYLINDER AND HEAD
* VENTURI AND NEEDLE VALVE ASSEMBLY
* CONRODS AND CRANK SHAFTS
* PISTON AND CONTRA PISTON
* FINAL ASSEMBLY AND TEST REPORT
Crankcase and Cylinder rough-out
The crankcase starts off as a chunk of aluminum bar of about 1-1/2" diameter, sawn to length, plus a little bit. The first step is to finish turn the front section with a...