2014-2020 Formula One 1.6l V6 turbo engine formula

All that has to do with the power train, gearbox, clutch, fuels and lubricants, etc. Generally the mechanical side of Formula One.
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Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:21 pm
Another point is that these engines are not air limited. They run with excess air. More air may not equal more power.
No, but reduced pumping losses do equal more power.
There can be other benefits too, for example the pressure waves can be used to optimize air flow during valve overlap and decrease average combustion chamber temperature which can in turn permit more aggressive spark advance.

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How the economy looks for now and next year, only step I can think of is a full engine freeze for next 2-3 years. Only to tinker with tuning and fuel.

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Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:46 am
.... a 60° V6 I would argue. And its still a more balanced configuration for a V6 than 90°.
doesn't 6 equal-interval firings give a longer,heavier, thicker-cranked engine with more bearing loads, area, and friction ?
at current or any feasible bore:stroke ratio and cylinder spacing
(though maybe not at the frozen NA V8 dimensions)
As far as I understand, the best balanced V6 configuration is a 60° V6 with 6 throws 60° apart. But that would be longer, and have 7 main bearing as opposed to 4, so that would be increased friction, and a longer engine yes.

But there is also the option of keeping the 90° but just allow offset crank splits by 30°, and this would make an even firing engine which has better harmonics than an odd fire, and still only 4 main bearings. The reason I would argue for an even firing engine (besides sound) is that these engines have to last for many miles, and im pretty sure that excess vibrations is very bad for reliability, both on the engine side, and the electronics strapped to the engine.
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The biggest drawback is that designing such a highly loaded split pin crank while trying to achieve the minimum journal diameters dictated by the FIA would be a very, very expensive exercise. The split pin is essentially a very large stress raiser located very close to the throw maximum bending moment and will experience peak shear stresses too.

On top of that, the split webs would eat into the bearing land so all things being equal the bore spacing would have to increase.

I fully agree with TC.

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Odd fire does not introduce significant reliability issues anyway.
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Holm86 wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:31 pm
The reason I would argue for an even firing engine (besides sound)
It would be great if the rulemakers added two cylinders and went to a 2.13L 90-degree V8 engine. =D>

You could proportionally increase fuel-flow to 133 kg/hour as well, for more power and excitement. What would the race fuel allocation need to be?

PS. How come flat-plane crank V8s are so popular in motorsport, even though they are supposedly unbalanced? :?: :wtf:

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JordanMugen wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:14 am
Holm86 wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:31 pm
The reason I would argue for an even firing engine (besides sound)
It would be great if the rulemakers added two cylinders and went to a 2.13L 90-degree V8 engine. =D>

You could proportionally increase fuel-flow to 133 kg/hour as well, for more power and excitement. What would the race fuel allocation need to be?
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PS. How come flat-plane crank V8s are so popular in motorsport, even though they are supposedly unbalanced? :?::wtf:
Don't know about "popularity" but some advantages are:
Stronger, lighter crank.
Easier to build 8-4-2 exhaust headers.
Even exhaust pulsing in twin turbo setups (especially if using divided exhaust housings for blowdown energy recovery)
Even camshaft loading in quad cam setups.
Even pulsation in twin fuel rail setups.
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gruntguru wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:32 am
Don't know about "popularity"
My bad, I mean purpose-built racing engines like Cosworth, Mechachrome, Gibson, AER, Judd, the old Toyota & Honda Indycar motors, and so on. :oops: Not the (many) categories using small-block Ford, Chevrolet and Dodge engines.

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gruntguru wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:13 am
Odd fire does not introduce significant reliability issues anyway.
An odd firing engine has a dominant order which is half that one of an equivalent even firing engine which means that the main excitation frequency is two times lower at any engine speed.

This makes the design of components subjected to torsional and/or linear vibration a bit more difficult.

I agree it can be hardly called a significant reliability issue.

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New restriction on available fuel flow:
https://www.formulapassion.it/motorspor ... 00111.html
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There are two main elements to the new regulation.

1. A second flow meter with anti-aliasing ability. The existing flow meter could potentially be tricked by pulsing the fuel delivery, to flow extra fuel between measurement events.

2. A part-load fuel flow limit and formula to restrict how much fuel is used at part throttle. This will stop teams accumulating fuel in some (illegal) device, to be used at a later "full throttle" sector. It will also restrict conversion of fuel to electrical storage using the MGUK.

All seems a step too far to me. Especially when they already allow ridiculous contravention like "extra harvest".
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There are two main elements to the new regulation.

1. A second flow meter with anti-aliasing ability. The existing flow meter could potentially be tricked by pulsing the fuel delivery, to flow extra fuel between measurement events.

2. A part-load fuel flow limit and formula to restrict how much fuel is used at part throttle. This will stop teams accumulating fuel in some (illegal) device, to be used at a later "full throttle" sector. It will also restrict conversion of fuel to electrical storage using the MGUK.

All seem a step too far to me. Especially when they already allow ridiculous contravention like "extra harvest".
Extra harvest?? How?

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Re-routes energy from MGUK through MGUH to ES to bypass the per-lap harvesting limit from MGUK to ES. Search the Honda thread. Lots of discussion there.
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I suspect that “extra harvest” was a temporary fix by Honda because at the time they couldn’t Generate enough from the MGU-H. It may become a useful tool again.
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A temporary fix because they could not generate enough harvest in a way which is not according to harvesting regulations is still a fix in breach of regulations. A harvesting pathway (K > H > ES) does not exist in harvesting regulations.