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Internal combustion Engines

A cycle is a series of events that happen over and over again, e.g. Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall.

The four parts to the cycle of an internal combustion engine are intake, compression, power, and exhaust.

A stroke is the motion of a piston up or down. A piston that move up then down has move through two stokes.

Carburetion is the process of creating a fuel-air mixture.

A four-stroke cycle engine accomplishes the four parts of the cycle in four strokes.

A two-stroke cycle engine accomplishes the four parts of the cycle in two strokes.

Four-Stroke Cycle Otto (Gasoline) Engine

Engine Animations


Gas Turbine Engines

In a gas turbine engine the four parts to the cycle happen on a continuous basis.

There are four types of gas turbine engines:


Last updated on 10 July 2010 by P.A. Wiedorn

 

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