Automakers are in constant pursuit of effectiveness. Not just energy frugality, but effectiveness in corridor, costs, accoutrements , and chancing as numerous possible purposes for one single part. In that pursuit, Honda has filed a patent for a helical exhaust pipe that will work as an exhaust and a splash guard.
In the patent firstly reported by Carbuzz, Honda proposes a spiraled section of exhaust where there would typically be a muffler. The patent also shows a muffler within the spiraled section, and looks largely like a curled shindig at the reverse of the auto. Interestingly, the muffler section looks like it’ll be mounted in such a way that it could play double duty as a splash guard rather of a plastic panel or a mudflap. Though in other images in the same patent form, it’s relatively out of the way and conceivably could n’t serve that purpose.
The textbook of the form explores the possibilities of saving plutocrat and environmental cost on accoutrements by using the exhaust pipe for two effects, but also concedes that the pipe may need a splash cover made of featherlight material so that the pipe does n’t distort from cold water hitting the hot essence. According to the form, the muffler is suitable to take the mass on any water splash
Also, the patent form looks identical to the exhaust design that’s used on the current Honda Civic Si, which Honda claims was for increased inflow while furnishing further optimized muffling. presently, it’s only present on the Si, and the curled shindig design is good for 27 further exhaust inflow. Also, the mufflers are exposed to water splash on the Si while having a slightly lower hinder splash guard to compensate.
Honda has had the tech on the Civic Si for a couple of times but it looks like it was n’t patented until now. Hopefully, this has unraveled the helical riddle of the curled Honda exhaust.