valve actuation


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  • Variable valve actuation — Variable Valve Actuation, or VVA, is a generalised term used to describe any mechanism or method that can alter the shape or timing of a valve lift event within an internal combustion engine. There are many ways in which this can be achieved,… …   Wikipedia

  • variable valve actuation — In older engines, the intake and exhaust valves operated in a fixed program of timed openings and closings. With variable valve actuation, these actions are varied for a better balance of low speed, medium speed, and high speed operation …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • valve — A device used to either open or close an opening to allow or prevent the flow of a liquid or gas from one place to another. There are many different types. See ABS relay valve accumultor valve air valve carburetor air control valve air gulp valve …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Valve timing — In a piston engine, the valve timing is the precise timing of the opening and closing of the valves.In four stroke cycle engines and some two stroke cycle engines, the valve timing is controlled by the camshaft. It can be varied by modifying the… …   Wikipedia

  • actuation — See variable valve actuation …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Desmodromic valve — In general mechanical terms, the word desmodromic is used to refer to mechanisms that have different controls for their actuation in different directions. Desmodromic poppet valve in Ducati engine. A desmodromic valve is a reciprocating engine… …   Wikipedia

  • Continuous variable valve timing — offers a unique ability to have independent control of the intake and exhaust valves in an internal combustion engine. For any engine load criteria, the timing of intake and exhaust can be independently programmed [1]. The main variations of… …   Wikipedia

  • 2-stroke power valve system — The 2 stroke power valve system is an improvement to a conventional two stroke engine that gives a high power output over a wider RPM range. Operation of a two stroke engine A stroke is the action of a piston travelling the full length of its… …   Wikipedia

  • Blowoff valve — A blowoff valve (BOV) or dump valve is a pressure release system present in most turbocharged engines. Its purpose is to prevent compressor surge, and reduce wear on the turbocharger and engine. Blowoff valves relieve the damaging effects of… …   Wikipedia

  • Overhead valve — OHV redirects here. OHV may also refer to Off highway vehicle. Components of a pushrod valve actuation system …   Wikipedia

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