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Engine Challenges Drive Viscous Damper Development - Introduction

Posted by Brian LeBarron on 3/13/19 11:14 AM

 

Reducing materials and improving fuel efficiency are pillars of modern automotive OE engine design. Fortunately, that doesn't mean sacrificing performance. Who would have thought 10 years ago that 150 horsepower-per-liter would be common off the dealer showroom? With 25-plus mpg to boot?!

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Topics: Viscous Dampers, Crankshaft Damper Development

2018 Engine Expo - Novi: The Vibratech TVD and Fluidampr Connection.

Posted by Brian LeBarron on 9/5/18 9:02 AM

 

 

Start Your Engines.

In the mid-1980s professional race engine builders approached Vibratech TVD. They understood why a viscous damper would benefit them.  Our mutual challenge was to apply Vibratech TVD's extremely durable, commercially proven crankshaft viscous damper technology to motorsports. The Fluidampr brand was born.

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Topics: Viscous Dampers, Crankshaft Damper Development

MotoIQ.com Tests Fluidampr Performance Damper.

Posted by Brian LeBarron on 9/20/17 11:24 AM

FluidamprĀ® performance viscous dampers are a fully owned product of Vibratech TVD. They are the leading viscous damper in the performance racing industry and can be found on an OEM endurance racing team down to the grassroots level. Professional engine builders install a Fluidampr performance damper as a fundamental building block to help achieve long term durability. Increases in torque and horsepower are often realized as a result of improved efficiency by minimizing torsional vibration. Recently, our friends at MotoIQ.com, a prominent automotive performance digital publication, discovered just that. They achieved a whopping 12 whp peak gain at 5,600rpm and 19ft-lbs peak gain at 3,650rpm with their Volkswagen Golf R MKVII project car.

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Topics: Viscous Dampers, Crankshaft Damper Development, Company News

Crankshaft Damper Development Case Study. Part 10 - Forward Thoughts

Posted by Brian LeBarron on 7/6/15 11:30 AM

Crankshaft Damper Development Case Study

Part 10 - Forward Thoughts

Through this crankshaft damper development case study we focused on the creation of a Fluidampr brand viscous damper for the Subaru FA20 / Toyota 4U-GSE engine found in the popular Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ and Toyota GT86. While this particular damper is intended for the performance racing industry and automotive aftermarket, two main take-aways for any engineer from reading the series are:

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Topics: Crankshaft Damper Development

Crankshaft Damper Development Case Study. Part 9 - Dyno Results

Posted by Brian LeBarron on 6/29/15 1:00 PM

Crankshaft Damper Development Case Study

Part 9 - Crankshaft Pulley Dyno Results

 

"...Is a Fluidampr performance damper going to help release more power?  For that we turn to the chassis dynamometer data..."

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Topics: Crankshaft Damper Development

   

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