The basic principle of any internal combustion engine is to put fuel mixture into a container and make it explode, harnessing the power of that explosion to create motion. Of course, there are many side considerations, like cramming as much mixture in as possible to get the most power from the explosion, making it as explosive as possible by compressing it and getting the spent mixture out as efficiently as possible to clear the way for the new charge; but the bit that actually gives the power is the explosion.
In a four-stroke engine, the crankshaft turns twice and the piston goes up and down four strokes for each explosion
Published Dec 7th, 2015
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