Project: Feasibility of Using a Gas-Bearing in a Piston-Cylinder Configuration

Acronym LUE Gas-Bearing (Reference Number: 12168)
Duration 01/06/2018
Project Topic Litus is developing uncooled engines for all applications and fuels. Uncooled engines will have many benefits, including about doubled efficiency (halved CO2 emissions), be many times smaller/lighter, etc. Key components will be of impact-resistant ceramic materials, withstanding much higher temperatures than today’s metals. This proposal is to research the use of gas bearings in a piston-cylinder configuration, without which uncooled engines cannot be developed.
Network Eurostars 2
Call Eurostars Cut-Off 8

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Litus Industrial Ltd Coordinator United Kingdom
2 de Graaff Engineering GmbH DGEG Partner Switzerland