Gas Engine Essay

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“It will be hard work. It 's always hard work, and hard work from everybody within the team - technical director, mechanics, drivers, engineers - everyone in the team” (Brainyquote.com). Being a mechanic isn 't an easy task and will never be. The research I conducted on diesel and gas engines was unique, the things I experienced with job shadowing was unique, and the success and struggle with my project was outstanding.
A gas engine is “a type of internal-combustion engine using a flammable gas, such as coal gas or natural gas, as fuel” (Collins English Dictionary). A diesel engine is “an internal-combustion engine that uses the heat of highly compressed air to ignite a spray of fuel introduced after the start of the compression stroke” (Collins
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In 1744, James Watt introduced the first steam engine. The steam engine produced steam by evaporation of water by heat. “For a century and a half the intelligence and genius of the world have been expended in improving the steam engine, until it is now conceded that it is as perfect as human effort can make it. (History of the Gas Engine). This was the first engine to be invented until they realized that it was not effective enough. Ador, Johnson, Robinson, Reynolds, Brown, Bolton, Webb, Newton, Edington, Barsanti, and Matteucci all helped with inventing the first gas engine. The gas engine was improved throughout the future with modern technology to improve the efficiency of the engine. The history of the diesel engine is similar in its own way. In the 1890s, Rudolf Diesel invented an efficient, compression ignition, internal combustion engine. “Early diesel engines were large and operated at low speeds due to the limitations of their compressed air-assisted fuel injection systems” (Early History of the Diesel Engine). Rudolf worked on the diesel engine until he thought it was good enough but it took time for it to be used in commercial use. He lost the patent and other companies took the design and made improvements to …show more content…
Diesel engines tend to have more power than gas engines. Diesel engines create more torque which helps with towing power and power off the line. Gas engines often have more horsepower but they lack the the torque. Both these engines serve a purpose, diesel engines help with power which makes them ideal for towing. Gas engines are better commuting or for those long distance road trips. Diesel engines tend to last longer than gas engines because the process they use to burn the fuel and the grade of parts that are put into the

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