Frequently Asked Questions

Is this concept commercially feasible? 

  • Yes, there are enough industries that can benefit immediately from this technology to make the Jones Engine viable.
  • This engine can be built with current manufacturing technology and common materials. No large infrastructure or manufacturing investment is needed.

What are the markets for this engine?

  • US Marine engine market is approx. $6 billion at 130,000 units per yr.
  • US Diesel market is approx. $16 billion per yr.
  • Other markets include reciprocating aircraft engines, stationary generators and heavy pump engines

Is the engine concept protected by patents?

  • Yes, the concept is patented in the USA, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Mexico and Russia.

Where are you now in the development process?

  • Completed to date:
    • Detailed project plan to manage human resources, tasks deadlines and materials
    • Concept and Design FMEA (Failure Mode Effect Analysis)
    • Preliminary CAD design of engine mechanical components
    • Preliminary FEA (Finite Element Analysis) of critical components
    • Preliminary CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) analysis of critical flow paths
    • Engine Controls Modeling and Verification of Functional Physics.  Engine has been modeled in simulation both statically and dynamically. The Engine Concept is valid and self supporting.

What are the next steps in development?

  • The Electro-Magnetic portion of the design will need to be final engineered to create a consistent field for the rotors.
  • Electro-magnetic controls and IC engine management will be integrated from preliminary modeling work
  • Prototype build phase; a fully functional engine can be delivered within two years.