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.
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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.
The average torque in the compression stroke and the expansion stroke are approximately equal in the second stroke period for a crank angle of between 180 to 360 degrees.
intake and intake manifold pressure, intake manifold temperature and exhaust gas pressure) dynamically over time or crank angle.
The gross indicated mean effective pressure (imep) of the engine was obtained by dividing the average work (obtained from the pressure crank angle data during the close part of the cycle after the intake and exhaust ports were closed) by the engine displacement volume.
When the crank angle sensor does not send a signal, the car definitely won't start.
Figure 4 presents the mean droplet diameter as a function of crank angle for an oil atomizer flow rate of 1.
SOC]--the crank angle at the start of combustion [deg]; [[phi].
As an example, the estimation of the inertia force from a reciprocating piston and connecting rod can be modeled as a function of crank angle using the following equation:
In addition to the AE signals, TDC and crank angle encoder signals were recorded simultaneously.
Small advance of the start of combustion (two or three crank angle degrees) was enough to reduce particulate by a factor of six[1].