The Wankel engine is a type of Internal Combustion engine using an eccentric rotary design to convert pressure into a rotating motion instead of using reciprocating #pistons. Its four-stroke cycle takes place in a space between the inside of an oval-like epitrochoid-shaped housing and a rotor that is similar in shape to a Reuleaux triangle but with sides that are somewhat flatter.

The Wankel engine is a type of Internal Combustion engine using an eccentric rotary design to convert pressure into a rotating motion instead of using reciprocating #pistons. Its four-stroke cycle takes place in a space between the inside of an oval-like epitrochoid-shaped housing and a rotor that is similar in shape to a Reuleaux triangle but with sides that are somewhat flatter.

This is a must-see video for anyone wanting to understand the anatomy, assembly and workings of a rotary engine.

This is a must-see video for anyone wanting to understand the anatomy, assembly and workings of a rotary engine.

The top image from today's AOTD showing the steps of production reminded how useful the animated GIF is in demonstrating how a car works. What's the most educational automotive GIF out there?

What's The Best "How Cars Work" Animated GIF?

The top image from today's AOTD showing the steps of production reminded how useful the animated GIF is in demonstrating how a car works. What's the most educational automotive GIF out there?

Wankel Motor and Wankel engine    http://whatisthewik.com/wankel-motor-and-wankel-engine/

Wankel Motor and Wankel engine http://whatisthewik.com/wankel-motor-and-wankel-engine/

Felix Wankel rotary engine. I love that he took a totally different approach to internal combustion.

Felix Wankel rotary engine. I love that he took a totally different approach to internal combustion.

Wankel Rotary Engine. Basically it has 3 moving parts; one eccentric shaft and two rotors.

Wankel Rotary Engine. Basically it has 3 moving parts; one eccentric shaft and two rotors.

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