Otto engine


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Otto engine

[′äd·ō ‚en·jən]
(mechanical engineering)
An internal combustion engine that operates on the Otto cycle, where the phases of suction, compression, combustion, expansion, and exhaust occur sequentially in a four-stroke-cycle or two-stroke-cycle reciprocating mechanism.
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Tests on the Otto engine having a carburetor with a device were carried out at the Laboratory of Internalcombustion engines.
Designed to run on house gas (also known as illuminating gas) once piped through large cities, Otto engines were used to provide power to generators, line shafts and a variety of machinery.
Had any other person in Sterling even heard of an Otto engine in 1876?
Charter persuaded W&O management bo take on engine manufacture after a visit to the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, where he and the office manager saw an Otto engine working.
As boys, the Dissinger brothers had been apprenticed to the Philadelphia company that brought the first Otto engine to the U.
Noyes said that if Selden had "appreciated the superiority of the Otto engine and adapted that type (in his application), his patent would cover the modern automobile," and Selden would have earned a royalty for every automobile engine made.
of Philadelphia who had brought the first Otto engine to this country in 1886.
who brought his elegant, 1890 1-hp, four-stroke Otto engine to Kent this year.
At our Turbo Expo'14 last June in Dusseldorf, IGTI author Hans Wettstein presented a paper proposing a thermodynamic cycle with a supercharged gas turbine [1], Along with the promise of higher efficiencies over a wide range of loads, supercharging would provide more power to a gas turbine of a given size, just as it does for Diesel and Otto engines.
inverted engine and a pair of 5 hp Otto engines (one running a winch, the other running a water pump).