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air-fuel ratio

[′er ′fyül ‚rā·shō]
(chemistry)
The ratio of air to fuel by weight or volume which is significant for proper oxidative combustion of the fuel.

air-fuel ratio

The ratio of the volume (or weight) of air being furnished for combustion to the volume (or weight) of the fuel.
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Turbochargers utilize the exhaust gases from the engine to compress the air and feed it back to the engine to create a better air to fuel ratio.
It can be seen that the air to fuel ratio is around 1.
1] Klimstra J "Carburetors for Gaseous Fuels--on Air to Fuel ratio, Homogeneity and Flow restriction.
Charge air temperatures and volume, together with air to fuel ratio and compression ratio, are constantly monitored.
By reducing the throat and the diameter of the air entry region, the combustion volume may be made smaller thus causing the air to fuel ratio to tend towards the stoichiometric ratio and the temperature of the combustion zone to rise.