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1. (WO2018037197) ENGINE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/037197    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2016/052649
Publication Date: Fri Mar 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 26 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: F01C 3/02
F01C 11/00
F02B 53/00
Applicants: SULLIVAN, Peter, John
Inventors: SULLIVAN, Peter, John
An engine comprising a fixed stator (2) having a circular opening (3) formed therein, in which is concentrically mounted a rotor (1) such that a circular radial space (4) exists between the rotor (1) and the stator (2). A number of pistons (5) are engaged in the radial space (4) between the rotor (1) and stator (2).The pistons (5) are movable along said space (4) relative to the stator (2) and area sealing fit between the rotor (1) and stator (2) so as to be a fluid tight fit therewith. The stator (1) includes a plurality of chambers (7a, 7b,7c) each of which opens into the radial space (4) and which form combustion and/or exhaust chambers for the engine. As each piston (5) moves along the radial space, fuel is compressed by the piston (5) into one of the chambers (7a, 7b, 7c), igniting means being associated with each combustion chamber (7b) such that compressed fuel is ignited in the combustion chamber (7b) as the piston (5) passes therethrough, applying a pressure to the back of the piston (5) and thereby driving the rotational movement thereof.