Applications of Internal and External Combustion (IC & EC) Engines

On the basis of place of actual combustion of the fuel, engines are categorized into internal and external combustion engines. In internal combustion engine fuel burns inside the engine, while in external combustion engine actual burning of fuel takes place outside the engine and heat is carried to the engine…

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Internal Combustion Engines Classification

To understand Internal combustion engines completely one has to be well versed with engine classification. Internal combustion engines can be classified on the basis of several grounds. Some of the most popular grounds of IC engines classification are discussed here in detail. Based on type of fuel used  IC engines…

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Comparison between Four Stroke and Two Stroke Engines

Here is a comparison between four Stroke Engine and two Stroke Engines in tabular form. Description Two Stroke Engine Four Stroke engines Output/Revolution of crank shaft High Low Mechanical Simplicity High, since port are used for fuel intake Low, since valves are used for fuel intake Cost Comparatively Cheap Comparatively…

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Comparison between Spark Ignition (SI) and Compression Ignition (CI) Engines

Comparison between SI and CI engine Abbreviations used SI : Spark Ignition, CI: Compression Ignition Many people generally find it difficult to differentiate between SI and CI engines. To solve this problem we came with can exhaustive comparison between SI and CI engine. This comparison has been drawn in a table to…

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines

As like every other heat engine, there are some advantages and some Disadvantages of reciprocating internal combustion engines. Let us start one by one. Advantages of reciprocating internal combustion engines Unlike steam turbine no heat exchanger required in reciprocating internal combustion engines, which results in mechanical simplicity and improved power…

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Racing Car Tires vs Ordinary Car Tires | Uses and Construction [With Pictures]

Many of us are serious fan of racing cars. Are you one of them? Than perhaps you have noticed one thing. Tires of racing cars are different than those of ordinary cars. What are those differences? Not just physical differences but also the internal specifications and material used. Designing of…

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Aerodynamic vs Non-Aerodynamic Cars [Differences, Fundamentals & Benefits]

On the basis of resistance provided by the objects to the air, objects can be divided into two parts. First one is aerodynamic and second one is non-aerodynamic. An aerodynamic object offers least resistance to the air while either the object or the air is moving. On the other hand…

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