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Power Density improvement demonstrated on a certified engine


SMA currently manufacture a 4 cylinder air cooled diesel engine. It will render this product more competitive in the market place if it has a higher power output (+20%) and is lighter (10%). This proposal by Ilmor Engineering Ltd presents a program of work to achieve these objectives.

It is proposed to use start of the art analysis techniques and invent solutions for:-

a. Cooling the cylinder head.
b. Improved strength coupled with simplified assembly and manufacturing of the crankcase.
c. Improved layout of the engine with regard to the turbocharger position.


Net EU contribution
€ 500 000,00
Quarry Road
NN6 9UB Brixworth Northamptonshire
United Kingdom

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East Midlands (England) Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire West Northamptonshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 325 357,50