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Are Gasoline engines and diesel engines external or internal combustion engines?
Are both Gasoline and diesel engines classified as external combustion engines?
Comparison between internal combustion engines and external combustion engines?
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What is the difference between the Internal combustion and the External combustion engine?
In an Internal Combustion Engine, the Fuel is burnt in the cylinder or vessel eg. Diesel or Petrol engine used in Cars. Gasoline engines, Wankel engines, diesels, gas turbines are all examples of internal combustion. In an External Combustion Engine, the internal working fuel is not burnt. Here the fluid is being heated from an external source. The fuel is heated and expanded through the internal mechanism of the engine resulting in work. eg. Steam Turbine, Steam engine Trains.
What type of cars use internal combustion engines?
Gasoline and Diesel engines are internal combustion engines. The fuel explodes (combusts) internally (in the cylinder) and releases energy that is used to move the vehicle. Electric engines and steam engines are not internal combustion engines by definition. Steam engines combust their fuel externally to the "engine". The vast majority of passenger vehicles produced throughout history are driven by internal combustion engines.
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Why do cars use internal combustion engines rather than external combustion engines?
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Which type of engine is classified as internal combustion?
Difference between internal combustion engines and external combustion engines?
In an Internal Combustion Engine, the fuel is burned in the cylinder or vessel. Eg. Diesel or Petrol engine used in Cars. Internal engine has its energy ignited in the cylinder, like 99.9% of engines today. In an External Combustion Engine, the internal working fuel is not burned. Here the fluid is being heated from an external source. The fuel is heated and expanded through the internal mechanism of the engine resulting in work. Eg. Steam Turbine, Steam engine Trains. An external combustion example is a steam engine where the heating process is done in an boiler out side the engine.
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What is an external combustion engine?
An external combustion engine is one in which the oxidation of the fuel occurs outside the engine, which provides heat to the motive portion of the engine. External combustion is characterized by burning the fuel outside of the moving parts, as opposed to burning fuel inside the cylinders of an internal combustion engine. The Steam engine, using steam pressure, is an example of external combustion, as in the "Stanley Steamer," an early motorcar; and in steamships The combustion is in the boiler, not in the cylinders that convert steam pressure and volume to mechanical work. Internal combustion engines include diesel and gasoline vehicles (explosive fuel mixes), gas turbines, and most jet aircraft engines.