I feel I have a strong understanding of torque and other equations of motion, etc. This isn’t something I have ever seen talked about on here, and it’s making me wonder.
If we had the connecting rod connect to the crank shaft at a further distance than normal, wouldn’t that cause the engine to produce more torque, and as a result more power? My theory is based on the assumption that the force pushed downwards on the piston by the explosion in the combustion chamber will be the same regardless (for the same engine, of course). Due to this, the piston will always push down on the crank with the same force. If we made the connecting rod connect further away, it would produce more torque because torque is a function of force and the distance it is applied from the point of reference.
If we had the same force being applied, but at a further distance, wouldn’t that be a very easy way to produce much more power?
Thoughts? Has this been thought of before but for some reason or another it couldn’t be done?