adiabatic engine

adiabatic engine

[¦ad·ē·ə¦bad·ik ′en·jən]
(mechanical engineering)
A heat engine or thermodynamic system in which there is no gain or loss of heat.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Solaroli claims to hold a breakthrough patent on a "pseudo adiabatic engine" that is more than twice as efficient as conventional engine technology.
"The company was started at a time when there was a great deal of hype surrounding ceramics, when designers were dreaming of the adiabatic engine running at a very high temperature that would cause the oil to break down," says Klatt.
An adiabatic engine, by definition, is an engine in which no heat is added or subtracted during a thermodynamic cycle.
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