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Internal combustion engine


Science Please! : The Internal Combustion Engine


How does an internal combustion engine work?


20th July 1807: The world's first internal combustion engine is patented in France


4 Stroke Engine Working Animation


Understanding an Internal Combustion Engine

An internal combustion engine (ICE) is a heat engine where the combustion of a fuel occurs with an oxidizer in a combustion chamber that is an integral part of the working fluid flow circuit. In an internal combustion engine, the expansion of the high-temperature and high-pressure gases produced by combustion applies direct force to some component of the engine. The force is applied typically to pistons, turbine blades, rotor or a nozzle. This force moves the component over a distance, transforming chemical energy into useful mechanical energy.
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  • Air and noise pollution