Posted by Krzysztof Lis on March 15, 2008
Diesel engines, called also compression ignition engines, are internal combustion engines operating on Diesel cycle. The principles of this cycle as well as first diesel engine were discovered in 1890s by Rudolf Diesel.
The combustion in diesel engine is started when the pressure in combustion chamber exceeds ignition point of fuel injected to the chamber. During the compression stroke, the air inside the combustion chamber is compressed and because of that it increases it’s temperature. On a proper timing fuel is injected to the combustion chamber and ignites from the hot air inside. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »