mixed cycle

mixed cycle

[′mikst ′sī·kəl]
(mechanical engineering)
An internal combustion engine cycle which combines the Otto cycle constant-volume combustion and the Diesel cycle constant-pressure combustion in high-speed compression-ignition engines. Also known as combination cycle; commercial Diesel cycle; limited-pressure cycle.
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The vehicle is capable of returning 74 mpg on the highway and 57 mpg in a mixed cycle when it is equipped with a 1.
By lunchtime yesterday all but one of the yachts were back under way and heading for Workington in Cumbria and a mixed cycle and run up Scafell Pike, the highest peak in England.
On Monday morning the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched the gas division of a mixed cycle power facility in the Western Kermanshah province of Iran.
The 235bhp EcoBoost 2-litre turbo combines good performance and economy with Ford claiming a mixed cycle of more than 36mpg and a CO2 rating of 179g/km.
The cut off figure that they use to determine what vehicles are 'gas guzzlers' is in fact 25mpg On a mixed cycle, therefore, the Manual Diesel Discovery (that I drive) is not a gas guzzler nor is the Freelander (Manual Diesel).
It is likely to return up to 50 mpg in a mixed cycle with both power sources running.
The vehicle is likely to return up to 50 mpg in a mixed cycle with both power sources running.
The automaker stated that the engine will be a 45bhp, two-cylinder unit tuned to return around 85 mpg in a mixed cycle.
The company is aiming for mixed cycle fuel economy of 53.
In addition, ICA says the My Gloss system enables customers to carry out mixed cycles, using solvent-based, styrene-free base coats and bi-component water-based top coats.