• Jack Hirst
Part of the Macmillan Motor Vehicle Engineering Studies book series (MMVES)


The principle of the heat engine which derives its power from burning fuels and the resultant expansion of gases necessitates the use of some type of cooling system. During combustion the temperature in the cylinder can momentarily be as high as 1800°C. Even when the gases expand and the temperature falls, it may still be higher than the melting-point of aluminium.


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© Roy Brooks and Jack Hirst 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack Hirst
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Burnley College of Arts and TechnologyUK
  2. 2.West Midlands Advisory Council for Further Education incorporating the Union of Educational InstitutionsUK

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