An engine using burning hydrocarbons to power one or more pistons.
An engine in which the fuel, such as gas, vapor, gasoline, or oil is burned direct in the cylinder, generating a high temperature and high pressure in the gases of combustion, which expand behind a piston and drive it forward.
One that burns its fuel within cylinders or some other enclosed space. Independent Lessor Independent lessors are usually individual businesses that can provide for the lease of virtually any make or model of vehicle. Independent lessors, like dealers, can write custom leases, including those with different conditions and special mileage considerations. Ignition Coil It receives a small amount of electrical voltage from the battery and steps up the low "primary" voltage and amplifies it into a big jolt of voltage of about 20,000 volts, and sends it to the spark plugs via the distributor.
An engine that burns fuel within itself as a means of developing power. Also see external combustion engine.
An engine that produces power from the combustion and expansion of a fuel-and-air mixture within a closed cylinder. Internal-combustion engines are based on two methods of operation: two cycle and four cycle. In each method, a mixture of fuel and air enters the engine through the induction system. A piston compresses the mixture within a closed cylinder. A precisely timed spark ignites the charge after it is compressed. The explosive burning produces very high temperatures and pressures that push the piston down and rotate the crankshaft, generating a motive force. Also see combustion space, compression ratio, compression stroke, power stroke, exhaust stroke, and intake stroke.
a motor that gets its power from an explosion that happens inside the motor itself
An engine in which fuel is burned inside the engine. A car's gasoline engine or rotary engine is an example of a internal combustion engine. It differs from engines having an external furnace, such as a steam engine.
An engine in which the combustion of the fuel takes place within the cylinder. All petrol engines are of the internal combustion type, whereas steam engines employ external combustion. The energy released in burning the fuel in the furnace of a steam plant is transmitted to the piston by a "working agent" - air - receives the energy from the fuel when already inside the cylinder and the transmission of power to the piston is accordingly more direct. This results in greater efficiency in the petrol engine because of smaller heat loss. The overall effective thermal efficiency of an aero engine is about 20 per cent. The same for a steam locomotive is about 8 per cent. The internal combustion and steam turbines have effective efficiency of the order of 65 per cent.
(or ICE) An engine that produces power from the combustion and expansion of air/fuel mixture within a closed cylinder.
Engine does that converts the energy contained in the fuel inside the engine into motion. Combustion engines use the pressure created by the expansion of the gases to do mechanical work.
An engine that works on power released by vaporized fuel and air burning inside the engine itself, rather than on an outside source of combustion as, for example, a steam engine does.
an engine in which both the heat energy and the ensuing mechanical energy are produced inside the engine
The internal combustion engine is an engine in which the burning of a fuel occurs in a confined space called a combustion chamber. This exothermic reaction of a fuel with an oxidizer creates gases of high temperature and pressure, which are permitted to expand. The defining feature of an internal combustion engine is that useful work is performed by the expanding hot gases acting directly to cause movement, for example by acting on pistons, rotors, or even by pressing on and moving the entire engine itself.