Vapor engine


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Vapor engine an engine worked by the expansive force of a vapor, esp. a vapor other than steam.
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In literature:

The motion of the engine pistons draws a mixture of air and gasoline vapor into the cylinders.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
The puffs of smoke resembled the vaporous belchings of an engine stack when it is starting up.
"The Boy Scouts On The Range" by Lieut. Howard Payson
The warm vapor of the wine set our two friends (like steam-engines) again in motion.
"The Campaner Thal and Other Writings" by Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
An engineer was asleep in a chair before his table, and he was rendered unconscious immediately by means of a vapor gun.
"Black Star's Campaign" by Johnston McCulley

In news:

A solution to this decades-old problem was recently discovered-diamond films made by a new low-pressure vapor process make diamond a viable choice for engineers.
Join us at Quantum Coating in New Jersey, where engineers are vaporizing gold to apply a thin, even layer to the telescope 's mirrors.

In science:

Therefore, many engineering techniques involve surface treatment to allow either surface hardening (by e.g. nitriding or vapor deposition) or fatigue life improvement through laser shock peening or shot peening.
Granular gases in mechanical engineering: on the origin of heterogeneous ultrasonic shot peening
Recently there has been a growing interest in nanodroplet engineering and the dynamics of vaporization and condensation of fluids at the nanoscale.
Multiphase theory of Lennard-Jones nanofluids and the vaporization and condensation of nanodroplets