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misfire

[′mis‚fīr]
(chemistry)
Failure of fuel or an explosive charge to ignite properly.
(electronics)
Failure to establish an arc between the main anode and the cathode of an ignitron or other mercury-arc rectifier during a scheduled conducting period.
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System and Method for Detecting Engine Misfires, US 7540185B2
Some even developed the methods to use the model-based or sensor-based combustion chamber pressure to detect engine misfire [6].
the misfire detection index) based on the crankshaft angular speed or acceleration, and require an optimized threshold setting for the calculated index that clearly identifies all the misfiring cylinder events with the detection rate that meets the regulation requirements.
When a misfire does occur, the degree of hazard depends on the type of explosive used in the blasthole.
If the blastholes are broken away or there are no continuous columns of explosive or the flyrock hazard would be too great, different steps could be used to handle the misfire.
As a result, researchers are developing diagnostic systems that will detect misfires and alert drivers.
Knowledge of the fluctuations in the engine's crankshaft speed then allows misfires to be detected.
Keep forward pressure on the slide handle and we believe your misfires will cease.
The misfires you're seeing resulting from light hits on the primer could be due to home-grown trigger jobs.
West Virginia kicker Jay Taylor missed all four of his field-goal attempts, but the Mountaineers overcame the misfires with a 30-10 victory over Temple.
The onetime wonder kid of ``Darling'' and ``Midnight Cowboy'' fame has been mired in commercial misfires, such as the recent ``Eye for an Eye,'' for much too long.
The most common reason for a misfire or cut out ( if the engine management light is off ( is the spark plug leads.