Tommy Cookers wrote:.....it looks like a good argument for a compressor driven independently of a 'Thermal Energy' Recovery turbine/'MGUH' !.....
Decoupling the compressor and turbine speeds would be a very attractive proposition, since it would significantly improve the performance of each. It would be even better if a TERS could be incorporated into the system.
Companies have already decoupled them. They basically use a small KERS unit to take power from the turbine to a battery, then use that energy to drive the compressor. Either Race Tech or Racecar Engineering had an article a couple years back. It allows the turbine to obviously spool faster, but the battery power can keep the compressor spooled up off throttle anyways.
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