Continental has developed a new gasoline turbocharger with a unique technology known as RAAX, which stands for “radial-axial”. Unlike other gasoline applications, the new innovation has a modified turbine wheel design which allows a substantial reduction of approximately 40% in the rotational moment of inertia of the turbine wheels. The new innovation, according to Continental, provides substantial improvement in response and efficiency with a robust design.
[Source: Automotive Engineer Magazine – June’16]
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