By Morgane Seraphine. Electrical Wiring. Publised at Monday, December 04th 2017, 00:59:18 AM. Turn off the power to the circuit you'll be working on by switching off the appropriate circuit breaker in your home's service panel (breaker box). Test all of the wires you'll be working on with a non-contact voltage tester. The test should confirm that no voltage is present in any of the wires.
By Manon Marianne. Engine Wiring. Published at Wednesday, January 24th 2018, 02:13:22 AM. Building on that work, in 1864 two German engineers named Nicolaus August Otto and Eugen Langen founded a company that made engines similar to Lenoir’s model. Otto gave up managing the company and started working on an engine design that he had been toying with since 1861. His design led to what we now know as the four-stroke engine, and the basic design is still used in cars today.
By Thibault Margaux. Engine Wiring. Published at Tuesday, January 23rd 2018, 16:16:00 PM. Pistons move up and down the cylinder. They look like upside down soup cans. When fuel ignites in the combustion chamber, the force pushes the piston downward, which in turn moves the crankshaft (see below). The piston attaches to the crankshaft via a connecting rod, aka the con rod. It connects to the connecting rod via a piston pin, and the connecting rod connects to the crankshaft via a connecting rod bearing.
By Marthe Mathilde. Engine Wiring. Published at Tuesday, January 23rd 2018, 13:57:19 PM. In the 16th century, inventors created a form of internal combustion engine using gunpowder as the fuel to power the movement of the pistons. Actually, it wasn’t the gunpowder that moved them. The way this early internal combustion engine worked was you’d stuff a piston all the way to the top of a cylinder and then ignite gunpowder beneath the piston. A vacuum would form after the explosion and suck the piston down the cylinder. Because this engine relied on the changes in air pressure to move the piston, they called it the atmospheric engine. It wasn’t very efficient. By the 17th century, steam engines were showing a lot of promise, so the internal combustion engine was abandoned.
By Manon Marianne. Engine Wiring. Published at Tuesday, January 23rd 2018, 05:58:08 AM. The engine block is the foundation of an engine. Most engine blocks are cast from an aluminum alloy, but iron is still used by some manufacturers. The engine block is also referred to as the cylinder block because of the big hole or tubes called cylinders that are cast into the integrated structure. The cylinder is where the engine’s pistons slide up and down. The more cylinders an engine has the more powerful it is. In addition to the cylinders, other ducts and passageways are built into the block that allow for oil and coolant to flow to different parts of the engine.
By Thibault Margaux. Electrical Wiring. Published at Tuesday, January 23rd 2018, 04:47:11 AM. Also, be sure to properly label any connections you make and update them with any changes. Accidentally turning off the lights on your wife in the bathroom when you meant to disconnect the kitchen may lead to some choice words. Your electric range may also require your electric prowess. You might find yourself replacing the oven bake element, which is a relatively simple project.
By Faustine Arnaud. Engine Wiring. Published at Tuesday, January 23rd 2018, 03:50:08 AM. But gas- and diesel-powered engines are not done yet. Just as electrified cars — whether hybrids or pure battery-powered models — seem headed for market dominance, Mazda announced a breakthrough in gasoline engines that could make them far more efficient. It is the latest plot twist in a century of improvements for internal combustion engines, a power source pronounced dead many times that has persisted nevertheless. Here is some truth-squadding on the latest in auto technology.
By Marthe Mathilde. Engine Wiring. Published at Tuesday, January 23rd 2018, 01:43:28 AM. From my position at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, I have been able to see the intersection of knowledge discovery, advanced engine and vehicle technology development, and the use of one-of-a-kind computing resources. Although the public tends to think of automobile and engine research as a purely private-sector concern, my colleagues and I at ORNL are helping to realize the full efficiency potential of internal combustion engines.
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