Internal Combustion Engines: Introduction and Classification

Internal combustion (IC) engine cutaway figure

The internal combustion engines are the engines in which the combustion of a fuel occurs with an oxidizer (usually air) in a combustion chamber that is an integral part of the working fluid flow circuit. In an internal combustion engine the expansion of the high temperature and high pressure gases produced by combustion apply direct force to some component of the engine. The force is applied typically to pistons, turbine blades or a nozzle.

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Vinodh Reddy Chennu
Vinodh Reddy Chennu
Vinodh Reddy is an Editor-in-chief of ME Mechanical. He holds Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree in Mechanical Engineering from BITS-Pilani. He also writes for vrcworks.net and EduGeneral.

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All Comments

  • very good

    awinash Jan 7, 2016 11:05 pm Reply
  • addition, another you can classifying vehicle is based on position of engine
    1)Front engine
    2)Rear engine

    NKOMA, Michael John May 21, 2016 5:48 pm Reply
  • Hi frnd it’s super

    Lenin Jan 2, 2017 10:18 pm Reply

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