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Friday, September 7, 2007

Who invented Diesel Engine?

The engine is named after Dr.Rudolf Diesel, of Germany, who produced his first engine in 1893.
In fact it is a compression-ignition engine. The mixture of air and oil inside a cylinder is compressed by a piston. This is increases the temperature to the point where the oil ignites, the explosion blows the piston back, then the process begins all over again. It does not use petrol but cheaper, heavier oil, and is a much more efficient engine regarding the use of fuel than a petrol engine.
The first engine of this kind to be manufactured, however, was one invented by Herbert Ackroyd-Stuart in 1890 and made by Hornsby & Sons, of Grantham, Lincolnshire, in 1892. The problem with this one was that in order to start it from cold extra heat had to be supplied to the cylinder head, and then removed after the engine was running properly. Hornsby’s did produce another version of the Ackroyd engine in 1892 which required no extra heat to start it – and in fact this was actually more like the modern diesel than the one which Dr Rudolf Diesel produced a year later.
Diesel, however, continued to develop his engine over the next four years, while Hornsby’s developed theirs no further, until he sold the rights in 1897. Diesel committed suicide in 1913, because of his serious financial problems.

4 comments:

SUN March 6, 2009 at 6:10 PM  

Haha, I am an engineer in diesel engine.

tylers188 November 9, 2009 at 7:57 AM  

im going to try and become a diesel repair shop owner after i'm done serving my time in the united states Marine Corps :)

rcovit December 28, 2011 at 2:09 PM  

Herbert Ackroyd-stuart invented it.Akroyd-Stuart's engines were built from 26 June 1891 by Richard Hornsby and Sons as the Hornsby Akroyd Patent Oil Engine under licence and were first sold commercially on 8 July 1892. It was the first internal combustion engine to use a pressurised fuel injection system.[4]

rcovit December 28, 2011 at 2:09 PM  
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