1996 SuperFlow Advanced Engine Technology Conference

Simultaneous Evaluation of Engine Kinematics & Fluid Dynamics to Make Power


SCOPE OF THE PRESENTATION:

John Satterfield maintains that collection and evaluation of test data is the key to best engine performance. John Satterfield's approach in this presentation will address the flaws in looking at the kinematics of the mechanical parts independent of the dynamics of the fluids (air and fuel flow). Too often many engine builders obtain cylinder heads and then attempt to find a camshaft to match them. Satterfield will present his ideas on using specific techniques to match components to make more power. John will bring forth his broad base of experience and share his methodology of practical problem solving.1

AS A RESULT OF THIS SESSION YOU WILL:

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

With a lifelong passion for automotive design, John Satterfield has worked as a machinist, parts designer, and engine developer. His experience includes tenures with a number of manufacturers including Manley and Childs & Albert. In 1969 Mr. Satterfield went to work for Detroit Supply which he subsequently purchased and incorporated under the name dAM Machine Shop, Inc. in 1981. Mr. Satterfield began drag racing at the age of 16, and has been racing ever since. He currently races his car in competition eliminator where cars race against the national index.3

1,2,3 Quoted directly from the SuperFlow Advanced Engine Technology Conference Brochures.


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