engine cylinder overbore (volume)

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The Engine Cylinder Overbore (volume) calculator computesenginecylinderoverborevolume-illustration.png the total engine displacement1 of a combustion engine cylinder with an overbore. 

INSTRUCTIONS:  Choose your length units (e.g. inches, mils, millimeters) and enter the following parameters:

  • (b)  The bore or diameter of the cylinders.
  • (s) The stroke length of the piston movement in the cylinder.
  • (oB) The overbore, the additional diameter removed (bored) from the sidewall of the cylinders to increase the total displacement.  Note: overbore is in the units of mils.  1 mil = 1/1000th of an inch.
  • (c) The total number of cylinders in the engine.

Engine Overbore Volume: The Total Overbore Volume (V) is returned in cubic inches.  This is the volume of the original bore with the overbore added to it.  The volume can be automatically converted to other volume units (e.g. cubic centimeters) via the pull-down menu.

General Information

 Overbore is the additional diameter added to the cylinder and is common in piston replacement.  Engine displacement is the volume swept by all the pistons inside the cylinders of a reciprocating engine in a single movement from top dead center (TDC) to bottom dead center (BDC).
Engine displacement is determined from the bore and stroke of an engine's cylinders. The bore is the diameter of the circular chambers cut into the cylinder block.  When calculating engine displacement for engine with an overbore, the overbore is added to the bore in the calculation.

The Math

The overbore formula is as follows:
                 `v = π⋅((b+oB)/2)^2⋅s⋅1`

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