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Animation of Turbo and Superchargers on Cars – How Turbochargers and Superchargers Work

This website put together by Australian tire seller Tyroola provides excellent visual explainers for how many different types of forced induction work. With forced induction quickly becoming the norm on today’s cars, it’s important to understand how it all works. Turbo- and superchargers are fairly simple devices in principle, but a good visual is sometimes the best way to showHublot Replica
how something functions.

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The animations are simple enough for even the most mechanically adverse to understand, but details enough for the best automotive engineers to appreciate. Tyroola’s site lets users explore a cutaway of a supercharged V6 and a turbocharged inline-four in 360 degrees, with key components and airflow all cleanly indicated. The site also explains the three most common types of superchargers–roots, twin-screw, and centrifugal–and the three popular turbocharging setups–single turbo, twin turbo, and twin scroll.

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Exploring these animations also reveals why turbocharging is all the rage today, when supercharging has been relegated to a handful of performance cars. Supercharging offers benefits in instant throttle response and easier heat management, but they’re inefficient. Turbos take much less power to operate, which is why they make sense for engine downsizing.

Be careful if you head to this site, though–your might find yourself there for a long time.

via Jalopnik


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