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engine block

[′en·jən ‚bläk]
(design engineering)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A thorough engine block structural optimization was performed by Gomes et al.
I was disappointed when he brought a torch from his pocket and pointed it at the engine block. 'This is a stolen car!' he yelled like thunder, I bolted out of the car to join them at the front of the car.
It stated that the engine block heater cable, which may catch fire, can be replaced.
Lightweight bimetal engine blocks, where the main body is made of an aluminum-silicon alloy and the cylinder liner, exposed as it is to high mechanical and thermal loads, is made of grey cast iron (GCI), are a challenge to machine because the properties of the two metals differ widely.
Recently, with the increasingly fierce market competition, improving the machining technology of large-scale engine block has become the urgent task for the further development.
The engine block is higher up in the vehicle engine compartment and less vulnerable to penetration by an object found on the road.
A system that can warm up the engine oil and not the engine block would be a solution, and there exist several proposed systems for particular engines, but this solution can't be practical for all power systems because oil in the pan may not be easily accessible.
Also, the solid weight of the engine block base ensures the workbench isn't going anywhere," Scott says.
From disassembly and inspection, the engine block and heads are sent to the machine shop for inspection and necessary machining.
Also, in order to accelerate the design and validation work, it was decided to test the initial prototypes on a rapid prototype representation of the engine block until cast blocks became available.