The Car pp 161-169 | Cite as

Alternative Types of Power Unit

  • Roy H. Bacon


Earlier chapters have shown that if the mixture in a petrol engine is compressed and heated too much, it explodes. If air is sucked into an engine and compressed sufficiently, it will reach a temperature such that if fuel is then injected into the combustion chamber, it explodes due to the heat and pressure. When fuel injection is continuous, a continuous explosion can take place similar to the burning of a petrol mixture.


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