Internal Combustion Engines

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History Of The Automobile - Eras of Invention - Early Automobiles - Internal Combustion Engines
... Early attempts at making and using internal combustion engines were hampered by the lack of suitable fuels, particularly liquids, therefore the earliest engines used gas mixtures ... In 1806, Swiss engineer François Isaac de Rivaz who built an engine powered by internal combustion of a hydrogen and oxygen mixture ... In 1826, Englishman Samuel Brown who tested his hydrogen-fuelled internal combustion engine by using it to propel a vehicle up Shooter's Hill in south-east London ...
Throttle - Internal Combustion Engines
... In a gasoline internal combustion engine, the throttle is a valve that directly regulates the amount of air entering the engine, indirectly controlling the charge (fuel ... In a fuel-injected engine, the throttle valve is placed on the entrance of the intake manifold, or housed in the throttle body ... In a carbureted engine, it is found in the carburetor ...
Combustion - Instabilities
... Combustion instabilities are typically violent pressure oscillations in a combustion chamber ... to these cyclic pressure and thermal loads reduces the life of engine components ... such as the F1 used in the Saturn V program, instabilities led to massive damage of the combustion chamber and surrounding components ...
Institution Of Mechanical Engineers - Presidents - Past Presidents
5 1858–1859 John Penn (First term) Marine Steam engines 1860 ... James Kennedy Marine engines and locomotives 7 1861–1862 William George Armstrong (First term) Industrialist and inventor ... Pioneer of domestic electricity 8 1863–1865 Robert Napier Ship building and Marine engines 4 1865–1866 Joseph Whitworth (Second term) pioneer of machine ... engineer 11 1874–1875 Sir Frederick Joseph Bramwell Steam engines and boilers 12 1876–1877 Thomas Hawksley water and gas engineer 13 1878–1879 John Robinson Steam Engines 14 1880–1881 Edward ...
Clayton & Shuttleworth - History - Internal Combustion Engines
... In 1911 they built a 4-cylinder oil engine, with car-type radiator, sheet metal bonnet, and a cab roof ... This was followed in 1916 by a 4-cylinder gas-kerosene engine crawler tractor ("Chain Rail") ...

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