In petrol engines also called spark ignition engines

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Unformatted text preview: trol engines (also called spark ignition engines or S.I engines), the correct proportion of air and petrol is mixed in the carburettor and fed to engine cylinder where it is ignited by means of a spark produced at the spark plug. In diesel engines (also called compression ignition engines or C.I engines), only air is supplied to the engine cylinder during suction stroke and it is compressed to a very high pressure, thereby raising its temperature from 600°C to 1000°C. The desired quantity of fuel (diesel) is now injected into the engine cylinder in the form of a very fine spray and gets ignited when comes in contact with the hot air. The operating cycle of an I.C. engine may be completed either by the two strokes or four strokes of the 1125 CONTENTS CONTENTS 1126 n A Textbook of Machine Design piston. Thus, an engine which requires two strokes of the piston or one complete revolution of the crankshaft to complete the cycle, is known as two stroke engine. An engine which requires four strokes of the piston or two complete revolutions of the crankshaft to complete the cycle, is known as four stroke engine. The tw...
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2012 for the course MECHANICAL 403 taught by Professor A.thirumoorthy during the Spring '11 term at Anna University Chennai - Regional Office, Coimbatore.

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