Internal combustion engines (endothermic)

On this website we try to explain the operation of internal combustion engines, gasoline and diesel engines. Also known as reciprocating internal combustion engines.

During the combustion process produces about gases pushing a piston, sliding inside a cylinder and rotating a crankshaft, to obtain a rotational movement.

Our objective will be to explain both technically funcionameinto métotos (diesel and otto) performing and studying their theoretical and actual cycles.

Diesel internal combustion engine

Section of the piston, and the nozzle of a diesel engine. The diesel engine is an internal combustion heat engine. Its main feature is in the ignition of fuel. This is achieved by the high temperature produced by the compression of air within the cylinder.

The pantentó Rudolf Diesel invented and in 1895, from which it derives its name. It was initially designed and presented at the International Fair 1900 in Paris as the first engine to "biofuel" as pure oil or coconut palm.

Diesel also claimed in his patent powder using coal as fuel, although it is not used is abrasive.

Otto internal combustion engine (gasoline engine)

A combustion engine is a type of internal combustion engine that uses a fuel explosion to expand the gas thus pushing a piston. This explosion was caused by a spark.

Internal combustion engines can be of two and four times. The thermodynamic cycle used is known as Otto cycle.

This engine, also known as petrol engine or Otto engine, it's next to the diesel engine, the most widely used today in automotive.

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