Ferrari Power Unit Hardware & Software

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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Re: Ferrari Power Unit Hardware & Software

Post by saviour stivala » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:11 pm

If as said the FERRARI MGU-H is in the vee it is ahead of the 90 degree ‘up’ air intake elbow so the turbo shaft drive to and from MGU-H must go out of the compressor intake and through the air intake elbow .

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Re: Ferrari Power Unit Hardware & Software

Post by MtthsMlw » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:30 pm

saviour stivala wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:11 pm
If as said the FERRARI MGU-H is in the vee it is ahead of the 90 degree ‘up’ air intake elbow so the turbo shaft drive to and from MGU-H must go out of the compressor intake and through the air intake elbow .
How is it air tight sealed then? Or doesn't it have to be?
If it has to be air tight I think it would make sense to seal it around the MGU-H itself so that the whole shaft and front of the MGU-H is inside the 'intake elbow' rather than having it go through one side of it.

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Re: Ferrari Power Unit Hardware & Software

Post by roon » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:28 am

MtthsMlw wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:30 pm
saviour stivala wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:11 pm
If as said the FERRARI MGU-H is in the vee it is ahead of the 90 degree ‘up’ air intake elbow so the turbo shaft drive to and from MGU-H must go out of the compressor intake and through the air intake elbow .
How is it air tight sealed then? Or doesn't it have to be?
If it has to be air tight I think it would make sense to seal it around the MGU-H itself so that the whole shaft and front of the MGU-H is inside the 'intake elbow' rather than having it go through one side of it.
Reference the Renault installation. Identical layout. fwiw Ferrari were rumored to have a split turbo behind the engine 2014-2015. Not sure if true.

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Re: Ferrari Power Unit Hardware & Software

Post by saviour stivala » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:35 am

Air-tight sealing of a rotating shaft going through the air intake elbow is nothing big. Remember that this is the suction side and not the pressure side of the compressor.

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Re: Ferrari Power Unit Hardware & Software

Post by Jejking » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:45 pm

According to rumours, the third engine granted in the 2019 season by the FIA for the 21 races without penalty should guarantee an important leap in performance that will not only be combined with a specific fuel which has been developed by Shell.

The power unit of the Prancing Horse should bring to the track about 20 horsepower more than the previous one as a result of a greater push combustion management being able to better exploit the pistons in bi-metallic material that allow the possibility to increase the pressure in the chamber.
http://scuderiafans.com/ferrari-to-intr ... t9Dnd3Gtro
Good news on the PU front, as long as they don't absolutely implode in plumes of smoke. Also: what bi-metallic material can they be talking about?

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Re: Ferrari Power Unit Hardware & Software

Post by gruntguru » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:06 pm

One example would be typical aluminium alloy for the skirt etc with higher temperature material - steel - for the piston crown.
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Re: Ferrari Power Unit Hardware & Software

Post by roon » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:27 am

How about steel for the skirt and wrist, aluminum for the crown. I know we have been speculating the opposite itt. But consider. That frail pancake of aluminum atop a steel waffle. As steel, the waffle can be more sparse and thin, its wrist hoops and skirts thinner. Which would allow more oil access to the base of the aluminum crown.

If the crown is steel, will they need higher temperature tolerant oil?

Also, how might they be joining these materials together? Welding, fasteners, interference?

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Re: Ferrari Power Unit Hardware & Software

Post by gruntguru » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:04 am

The main advantage of steel is the higher crown temps permissible. This reduces heat loss from the working fluid and therefore efficiency. Steel has a lower thermal conductivity so there will be a higher thermal gradient ie lower temp on the underside of the crown -> no oil problem.
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