Rotary Valve Head Design for Internal Combustion Engines
This paper presents a study on the rotary valve engine head design and its numerous advantages. The concept relates to the replacement of conventional cam driven valves in internal combustion engines (hereafter called IC engines) with a simpler mechanism that allows the same valve timings. Current IC engines make use of cam based contact-no contact methods of actuation of valves and multiple compromises are made to ensure engine functioning and life.
Keywords - Replacement of poppet valves in internal combustion engines with rotary valves