diesel engine


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n diesel engine an internal-combustion engine that burns heavy oil
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word "snorkel" comes from the German word "schnoerkel", which was a tube used by German submarine crews in WW2. The subs used an electric battery when traveling underwater, which had to be recharged using diesel engines, which needed air to run. To avoid the hazard of surfacing to run the engines, the Germans used the schnoerkel to feed air from the surface into the engines.
    • Diesel engine A type of internal-combustion engine in which the air drawn in by the suction stroke is so highly compressed that the heat generated ignites the fuel (usually a heavy oil), the fuel being automatically sprayed into the cylinder under pressure. The Diesel engine has a very high thermal efficiency.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
After Dr. Rudolf Diesel, , of Munich, the inventor


In literature:

The Fram's new engine is a direct reversible Marine-Polar-Motor, built by the Diesel Motor Co., of Stockholm.
"The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2" by Roald Amundsen
Then the powerful Diesel engine came into play.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
The cough of a Diesel engine exhaust and the clanking of gear told him that a ship was nearing.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
The gasoline engine of former years has been displaced by Diesel motors or adaptations of them.
"Aircraft and Submarines" by Willis J. Abbot
Any excess lubricating oil in a diesel engine's cylinder is consumed cleanly to produce power.
"The First Airplane Diesel Engine: Packard Model DR-980 of 1928" by Robert B. Meyer
"Conservation Through Engineering" by Franklin K. Lane
The Diesel engine, however, actually burns oil in its liquid state.
"The Romance of War Inventions" by Thomas W. Corbin
The low purr of the great Diesel engines fell pleasantly upon the Englishman's ears.
"The Men Who Wrought" by Ridgwell Cullum
Diesel's engines are proving successful as oil engines but have not been introduced as gas engines.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
She is propelled on the surface by (usually) heavy-oil Diesel engines.
"The Story of Our Submarines" by John Graham Bower

In news:

Cummins Filtration has reaffirmed plans to fully support service requirements of 2010 Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)-equipped engines with Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF).
The first diesel fire engine in the United States, a 1937 Stutz diesel engine, courtesy of the Columbus Fire Department, will be parked in the library plaza.
Diesel engineering specialist Royston Ltd has been appointed as the UK Service Centre for Napier Turbochargers.
Todd Tyson shows workshop participants the engine temperature of his Mercedes diesel sedan while it runs on waste vegetable oil in Tunbridge yesterday.
A $72 million renovation and expansion project at GE Transportation's Grove City engine plants will continue, though the company is also building a diesel-engine plant in western Asia.
During the war, the government discovered diesel engines were more efficient when they used peanut oil in them.
An EPA direct final rule published June 8 amends its heavy-duty diesel regulations so engine manufacturers may deploy emission controls or settings to be used only in emergency vehicles such as ambulances and fire trucks.
He added the company would continue to build some hybrids but focus on alternative fuels such as ethanol, clean diesel and biodiesel and advanced engine and powertrain technologies.
A powerful Komatsu SDA16V160E-2 diesel engine and four circuit advanced "Hydropilot" hydraulics are two of the major improvements to this model.
The Komatsu SDA16V160E-2 diesel engine has a rated power of 1875 HP (1400 kW).
Over the following 20 years, he chased trains around New England and Canada, documenting the fall of steam engines and the rise of diesel locomotives — all in gorgeous black and white.
Australia insurance broker Jeremy Rowsell hopes to fly a diesel-engine Cessna 182 from Australia to London on "Wings of Waste" using fuel made from plastics that can no longer be recycled.
Although you can't buy a GM car in the US that's equipped with a diesel engine, that is going to change next year, when a Chevrolet Cruze with a 2.0-liter turbo will be offered.
After a while you even learn to paddle softly, and the sloppy placement of a paddle can reverberate like a diesel engine in your ears.
Isuzu diesel engine and a 57-gal.

In science:

The main alternative to gasoline-type engines is, of course, the diesel type—not shown in the figure— which runs on diesel fuel, has a (relatively) high compression, and does not need spark plugs or a carburettor.
Towards an Intelligent Database System Founded on the SP Theory of Computing and Cognition
Most microgrids today employ generators powered by gas turbines or diesel engines.
Online Energy Generation Scheduling for Microgrids with Intermittent Energy Sources and Co-Generation