In the spring of 2006 I dreamed up a valvetrain control system that does not utilize the traditional camshaft actuation for the valves. There is no mechanical link between the motion of the crankshaft and the motion of the valves. The system is capable of fully adjustable lift and camshaft phase. My senior project aims to develop a basic system to control the motion of the camless valvetrain. Currently, a more formal proposal and timetable are being developed. If you are interested in the work that I will be doing, I am looking for funding sources to enable me to go as far as I can with this effort. Please contact me at razid@razid.com if you would like to discuss my project further.
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