saviour stivala wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:34 pm
(1) "aluminum alloy which is either" just keep reading on and you will see why steel pistons are not compatible with technical rules.
(2) no it was not Fred Turk, it was one of the top speculators in the F1 media that pushed the use of Mahle TJI in FI, and he did that within a week of havening first pushed out and than retracted the use of HCCI in F1.
No, TJI was developed from HAJI here in Oz, by Harry Watson professor at Melbourne University, Australia formally of Cosworth.
HAJI hydrogen assisted jet ignition was then developed by William Attard at Melbourne University formally working in the Bishop rotary valve engine development in Sydney where Harry Watson did the 3D Combustion CFD for the BRV in part to optimize the dual spark plugs ignition and squish flow creating a larger central oval flame that a single central plug could working in with the dual cross tumble turbulence.
Dr. Bill Attard and Dr. Louise Toulson (his future wife) developed HAJI to work with liquids calling it TJI and patenting it.
Professor Watson retired.
Mercedes HPE formally Ilmor who partnered with Bishop on the rotary valve developed their new hybrid power plant with TJI from day one.
Which country Prof Watson resided after he retired during Mercedes HPE developing the new power plant is your guess.
Mahle power train developments employed Bill Attard to develop TJI into a product.
Mahle and Mercedes HPE down the road from one another.
Either way Mercedes HPE/Ilmor got their revenge back with another Oz innovation after the banning of the BRV "As a matter of urgency to avoid competition"