Sunday, June 17, 2012

Types of internal combustion engines


Types of internal combustion engines



1.  Types of internal combustion engines:


1.1. According to configuration

§  Reciprocating

§  Rotary

§  Continuous combustion


1.2. According to engine cooling method

§  Air cooled

§  Water cooled


1.3. According to fuel used

§  Gasoline engine

§  Diesel engine

§  Natural gas engine


2.  Types of reciprocating engines


2.1. According to number of strokes

§  Two stroke

§  Four stroke

§  Five stroke

§  Six stroke


2.2. According to cylinder arrangement

§  Inline engine

§  Radial V engine

§  W engine


2.3. According to number of valves per cylinder

§  Two valves per cylinder

§  Four valves per cylinder


2.4. According to swept volume

§  Fixed displacement engines

§  Variable displacement engines


3.  Types of rotary engines

§  Wankel engine