# crank angle

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## crank angle

[′kraŋk ‚aŋ·gəl]
(mechanical engineering)
The angle between a crank and some reference direction.
Specifically, the angle between the crank of a slider crank mechanism and a line from crankshaft to the piston.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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For the closed cycle period, Watson recommended the following engine calculation crank angle steps: 10 [degrees]CA before ignition, 1 [degrees]CA at fuel injection timing, 2 [degrees]CA between ignition and combustion end, and finally 10 [degrees]CA for expansion, see Fig.
During station ary cycling, the knee approached peak adduction angle at the beginning (23.8[degrees] of crank angle), then abducted through most of the power phase, and reached peak abduction at approximately bottom dead center (171.6[degrees] of crank angle, Figure 2).
Now using the outcome concerning the rocker swing angle ([alpha]) and rocker length (u) being equal to the radius of the circle (R), and also assuming one other criterion such as time ratio (tR) ar angle ([eta]) or initial crank angle ([beta]), crank-rocker module is designed, based on the equation set (21).
However the peak cylinder pressure obtained nearly the same crank angle positions that were 6 to 9 degree after top death centre for all fuels.
We also assume that a varying area density of uniform texturing elements (with the geometry of T100) is applied on a textured cylinder liner surface, excluding the reversal zones (at the position of 0-20 crank angle degrees and at the position of 160-180 crank angle degrees).
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