The materials used to make the cylinders are specific to each type of engine. The way of building and the chosen materials of the cylinder makes vary the performance of the engine. A cylinder made of a gray cast matrix with laminar graphite provides good sliding properties. A motor cylinder made of high quality alloys such as molybdenum, chromium, nickel and manganese, improves hardness and resistance to wear and corrosion.
These parameters determine the displacement or volume displaced by the movement of the pistons.
Design and operation of the cylinder
There is a relationship between the cylinders and the power of a thermal engine. The power of a motor depends on the amount of fuel that explodes inside the cylinder. Hence, the cylinders that allow to accommodate a larger volume of fuel have more power. The total cylinder capacity of a thermal engine is the volume displaced by the piston in each cylinder multiplied by the number of cylinders.
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