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The automobile engine

  • Ariacutty Jayendran
Part of the Viewegs Fachbücher der Technik book series (VFT)

Abstract

Internal combustion engines,are engines in which the fuel is burnt inside the engine itself, as compared with external combustion engines like the steam engine,where the fuel is burnt outside the working cylinder of the engine. The petrol engine and the diesel engine as used in modern automobiles, are both internal combustion engines. In the process of combustion, the chemical energy of the fuel is converted into heat energy,and part of this heat energy is converted into mechanical energy by the engine.

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ariacutty Jayendran
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  1. 1.WetterGermany

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