I would be very happy (I hope) to see what you think of the site and would appreciate any comments or questions you may have about the disc engine.

Of course I would be delighted if you could give me any information about disc engines that I may not have.

Phil
neil
8/12/2012 09:49:54 pm

Very interesting Phil, really enjoyed the information and I have even visited the Morley Park Foundry where the castings were made. I have recently moved into Darley Dale an I'm really looking forward to walking round the area when I get chance. My Mum lived in 'Loscoe Row' in the fifties, and 3 of my family worked at S+E Johnsons.
Neil Holt.

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Milan
12/7/2013 11:12:02 am

Hi Phill

We have significantly improved the design and are starting development of a 6" x 6" prototype capabl of producig 5,600 ft.lbs. of torque with 1000psi. At 10500 rpm develops 11,000hp.

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Jon
20/10/2015 03:23:32 pm

In your comments on the new engine you say:

"If Kinetic BEI succeed in finally overcoming the flaws inherent in the disc engine, it will be a remarkable achievement - indeed one that will revolutionise the design of internal combustion engines."

The nutating disc principle, like rotary piston, was adapted as a flow meter and both have the same flaw in the design which accounts for their inefficiency as meters, their poor linearity and accuracy.

The only flaw I find is the holes or openings in the disc surface (or piston wall in the case of the rotary piston meter). These were a solution to the problem that without them the disc or piston would lock up. I say "a solution" but it happens to be the wrong solution which compromises their performance.

The need for this solution is only necessary where dealing with an incompressible fluid like water. As an engine dealing with a fuel air mix I don't think it is entirely necessary but in any case there is a better solution no matter what the fluid.

I am assuming, of course, that this is the same flaw you refer to but this is, so far as I can see, the only flaw in the design and it is a design flaw and not an unavoidable intrinsic feature made necessary by the limitations of the fundamental design.
It also leads me to believe that no one has actually properly understood the way they work, not as pumps or engines and not as flow meters.

But if there is another flaw you refer to I would be very pleased to learn what it is.

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Jon
20/10/2015 03:26:22 pm

Sorry, this was intended to be directed to Phil but as the designers of the new engine please do advise if you see any flaws in the fundamental design.

Barrie Birkin
22/3/2014 01:18:35 am

Ordered a book many weeks ago. Has it been re-printed yet?

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John Hudson
30/9/2014 08:57:48 pm

Hi Phil
I am researching for a book on watermills of East Staffordshire, and the entry for Gradbach brings up the involvement of the Dakeyne's, so I though it only right to run through their mill history, and the Romping Lion.
On this website you tell us the invention of the Equilinium, was down to Edward and James, but in the book it says it was Edward and Charles. I have looked at a family tree for Daniel, and he doesn't appear to have son called Charles, so is that an error?

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KEITH ENGLISH
7/4/2017 05:50:54 am

PLEASE CONTACT ME RE. BOOK ORDER. MANYTHANKS

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Keith
25/5/2017 01:06:20 pm

Did you get your book?

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keith english
25/5/2017 04:19:56 pm

YES MANY THANKS IT ARRIVED 2 DAYS LATER, YOU OBVIOUSLY DIDN'T GET MY E-MAIL AT THE TIME. GREAT BOOK, MANY THANKS.

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