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Words related to reciprocating engine

an internal-combustion engine in which the crankshaft is turned by pistons moving up and down in cylinders

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Later the experiment was carried out in two phases for uncoated and multilayered coated piston engines.
The Holy Grail of aircraft piston engine management, however, is the graphic engine monitor, a personal airplane avionics category that's only about 20 years old.
However, this feature incurs a large challenge that the free piston engine motion is completely affected by the force applied on it, which in turn increases the difficulty of piston motion control.
What they're doing is they're talking about the smaller class of UAV--Predator class and smaller--of being able to convert them from a piston engine.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors would like to thank the NSF Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) for the financial support (EEC-0540834) and Ford Motor Company for donating the hydraulic free piston engine.
The piston engine produced by Napier called the Sabre was a 24 cylinder, 'H' (laid flat configuration, six cylinders to a bank) of 26.
Despite its diminutive size the single piston engine, developed by the university's School of Engineering, has more than 300 times the energy of an ordinary battery.
Afterburners are for jet aircraft, not the World War II piston engine aircraft.
Unlike a conventional piston engine, the Mazda RX-8's rotary engine has no cylinders, piston or valves.
for the codevelopment of a hybrid electric drive-train with an integrated oscillating piston engine (OPE), for which Apollo will provide a lightweight lead foam cobalt battery and fuel cell.
for the codevelopment of a hybrid electric drivetrain with an integrated oscillating piston engine (OPE).
What we have to look forward to is a paradigm shift similar to what the jet engine had over the piston engine.
A hybrid car uses two engines, combining the power and longevity of a piston engine with the zero emission efficiency of an electric motor.