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  • Component parts of internal combustion engines — Internal combustion engines come in a wide variety of types, but have certain family resemblances, and thus share many common types of components. Contents 1 Combustion chambers 2 Ignition system 2.1 Spark 2.2 Compression …   Wikipedia

  • Internal-combustion engine — Internal combustion engine) in which the heat or pressure energy necessary to produce motion is developed in the engine cylinder, as by the explosion of a gas, and not in a separate chamber, as in a steam engine boiler. The gas used may be a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Internal combustion engine — The internal combustion engine is an engine in which the combustion of a fuel (normally a fossil fuel) occurs with an oxidizer (usually air) in a combustion chamber. In an internal combustion engine, the expansion of the high temperature and high …   Wikipedia

  • internal-combustion engine — an engine of one or more working cylinders in which the process of combustion takes place within the cylinders. [1880 85] * * * Any engine in which a fuel air mixture is burned in the engine proper so that the hot gaseous products of combustion… …   Universalium

  • internal-combustion engine — noun a heat engine in which combustion occurs inside the engine rather than in a separate furnace; heat expands a gas that either moves a piston or turns a gas turbine • Syn: ↑ICE • Hypernyms: ↑heat engine • Hyponyms: ↑diesel, ↑diesel engine, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • internal combustion engine — (IC) An engine that burns fuel within itself as a means of developing power (unlike an external combustion engine such as a steam engine). Although the term internal combustion engine covers all types of reciprocating and rotary engines, it is… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Two and four stroke engines — M4+2 engine The M4+2 engine , also known as the double piston internal combustion engine, is a new type of combustion engine invented by a Polish patent holder Piotr Mężyk [http://myszkow.naszemiasto.pl/drukuj/218392 60.html Official site of the… …   Wikipedia

  • History of the internal combustion engine — Various scientists and engineers contributed to the development of internal combustion engines: [ Otto engines running at the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion (WMSTR), in Rollag, Minnesota. (2min 16sec, 320x240, 340kbps video)] *1206: Al …   Wikipedia

  • Steam car — Stanley Steam Car (1912) White touring car (1909) …   Wikipedia

  • Combustion — This article is about the process of burning. For combustion without external ignition, see spontaneous combustion. For the engine used in mobile propulsion, see internal combustion engine. For the visible part of a fire, see flame. Burning… …   Wikipedia

  • steam engine — steam engine, adj. an engine worked by steam, typically one in which a sliding piston in a cylinder is moved by the expansive action of the steam generated in a boiler. [1745 55] * * * Machine that uses steam power to perform mechanical work… …   Universalium