A turbine functions as a high speed device driven by the exhaust gases of an engine. Two parts exist the turbine and the compressor. The gases become directed to a compressor through an ambient air inlet, pass through a wheel and funnel out into the turbine section. The exhaust gases spin the turbine. The point of the action is to drive the compressor to pump an air fuel mixture into a set of cylinders.
Why Have or Build a Turbine?
Turbines increase the power to weight ratio. A turbine can accelerate rapidly from a cold start to a full warm load. The simplicity of the turbine engine makes it a grand do it yourself project. Be aware that a turbine does have a high air rate and will need maximum flow to give the best results. Turbo charged means a heightened sense of sensitivity to changes in component efficiencies and even atmospheric temperature.
Installation of Turbine Parts
The process of turbine parts comes as fairly straight forward. Ensuring one has enough time and made careful preparations of laying out the parts in sequential order makes the job easy. For vehicles make sure the kit is compatible with the vehicle it will become installed in. Fluid bearing turbo engines require a connection to the oil pan and may need additional filters. Adding an intercooler for most kits is required. Choose a turbine that produces the needed boost pressure with a minimum amount of back pressure. Pick the smallest wheel diameter that meets the horsepower goals. A simple tool known as the A/R ratio (area and radius) shows the relationship from the center point at the cross section passageway to the radius at the center of the turbine wheel itself at the inlet. As A decreases the air speed of the gas increases.
Where to Look
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