Gas-engine

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Gas-engine an engine in which motion is communicated to the piston by the alternate admission and condensation of gas in a closed cylinder
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A word invented by the Dutch chemist J. B. Van Helmont (1577-1644)—the form suggested by Gr. chaos.

Usage

In literature:

Then the motor roared and he and the engineer, took off at double the speed she could make on high-test gas.
"The Sky Is Falling" by Lester del Rey
To the latter Roy devoted himself, for he knew something of gas engines by reason of the two automobiles at his own house.
"Tom Slade at Temple Camp" by Percy K. Fitzhugh
Electricity is obtained by two gas engines (one spare) each of 75 B.H.P.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
A gas engine is a natural born coward and a quitter.
"Roy Blakely, Pathfinder" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
My mind was racing like an overfed gas engine.
"Winning a Cause" by John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood
Was not the invention of steam engines laughed at, as well as the invention of gas?
"The Wizard of the Sea" by Roy Rockwood
The chuck-chuck-chuck of the gas engine told that Welborn was already on the job at the mine.
"David Lannarck, Midget" by George S. Harney
The only economical and practical Gas Engine in the market is the new "Otto" Silent, built by Schleicher, Schumm & Co., Philadelphia, Pa.
"Scientific American, Volume XLIII., No. 25, December 18, 1880" by Various
The organ is blown by a six-horse gas engine.
"The Recent Revolution in Organ Building" by George Laing Miller
As Old Brownsmith says, gas and steam-engines and police have done away with them, and the road's safe enough, night or day.
"Brownsmith's Boy" by George Manville Fenn
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In news:

The alliance will bring customers access to high-quality instrumentation and control solutions for natural gas engine s.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Cummins Westport has begun development on the ISB6.7 G, a mid-range 6.7-liter natural gas engine, the company announced on Thursday.
Maxford just finished testing and released CRRC 50cc rear carburetor gas engine.
The alliance will bring customers access to high-quality instrumentation and control solutions for natural gas engines.
The index references data and documents pertaining to all related fields of geology , including oil and gas, engineering geology , minerals industry, scientific data, and agency archives.
Hyson Products, Brecksville, OH, has introduced a series of nitrogen gas springs engineered to withstand high temperature s—to 248 F. The springs come in two models—MT16 and MT24—with threaded upper cylinders for easy mounting.
If you are really gentle with the accelerator, you can reach highway speeds without ever switching on the gas engine.
Two of America's Leading Engine Manufacturers Certify Universal Lubricants' ECO ULTRA(R) Oil for Natural Gas Engines.
Sears has equipped 27 of its Home Services division vehicles with engines that run on propane gas as part of a broader energy management effort.
Dr Vadim V Artamonov is a corrosion and materials engineer in the oil and gas industry.
The Ranger features a 4 cylinder engine and the sweeper has a 2 cylinder gas sweeper engine.
AAA claims gas blend may damage car engines, void warranties.
Ferrari's Largest Engines Run on Natural Gas (And They're Made by Rolls-Royce).
The gas engine made petroleum the world's biggest commodity.
Whether global warming will raise the level of the world's oceans is still being debated, but engineers who build natural-gas production platforms at Shell Oil do not want to take chances.
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In science:

Since the beginning of Thermodynamics in the middle of the 19.century its main motivation was the description of steam engines and the liquid to gas transition of water.
Heat can flow from cold to hot in Microcanonical Thermodynamics of finite systems. The microscopic origin of condensation and phase separations
Although there could be other ways to produce these structures, such as interactions with clumps of dense gas or precession of the central engine, these in turn can also give rise to the growth of the instabilities via coupling to any of the unstable modes (see, e.g.
Anatomy of helical relativistic jets: The case of S5 0836+710
The gas temperature and ionization state in the wind are calculated self-consistently from the photoionization and heating rate of the central engine.
Dynamics of line-driven disk winds in Active Galactic Nuclei
Their model relies on the local disk radiation to launch gas from the disk and on the central radiation to accelerate the gas in the radial direction to high velocities. A key ingredient to this model is that the central engine radiation is attenuated by ’hitchhiking’ gas located between the central engine and wind.
Dynamics of line-driven disk winds in Active Galactic Nuclei
Once the gas is high enough above the disk, the radiation force due to the central engine accelerates the gas to high velocity.
Dynamics of line-driven disk winds in Active Galactic Nuclei
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